As I-83 turned into I-81, the drizzle became rain. The windshield, which measures 21 inches from the top of the headlight and 23 inches at its widest point, keeps the elements away from the rider. Rain gets directed over the rider’s head and only the rider’s gloves and legs receive direct precipitation at speed. Wind is also redirected away from the rider, easing the fatigue of fighting wind blast on longer rides. However, some high frequency buffeting creeps into the picture as the speedometer gets close to 70 mph. Our only major quibble about the windshield is its height. Most riders will find themselves looking through the windshield, which rises 32 inches above the seat, and taller riders may find that the top of the Lexan® crosses through the center of their field of vision, requiring them to stretch or slump to see the road. In dry weather, being forced to look through the windshield may not seem to be much of a problem, but in rain the rider’s vision through the windshield can be impaired, particularly when riding in a fine misty rain or following a tractor trailer rig on a saturated road. Nighttime and oncoming traffic would only compound the problem.