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March 22, 2008

Puig 992 touring windscreen

Filed under: Scooterism — Tags: , — wally @ 5:27 pm

puig 992 b It took me about 15 years of street bike riding before I gave into a small windscreen. I was young, and thought it wasn’t to cool have one. With the scooter I had one ordered within the first week. What I’m saying is that I was really stupid in the past and I’m not as stupid now, at least as far as windscreens go.

A windscreen offers protection from rain, flying debris and constant wind buffeting. The right windscreen can do all those things and also make your scooter more aerodynamic. At any normal speed the lack of aerodynamics on a motorcycle just means that you have to hang on tighter. With a scooter’s modest power, wind resistance plays a big role in top speed. With the Puig 992 on my 150 cc scooter, I think that I am seeing 4-5 mph increase in top speed. Out on the 50 mph county roads that means I am part of the traffic rather than an obstacle.

puig 992 By the way, the windscreen I choose was the Puig 992 touring model. At letsgoscootin.com, I saw a few photos of the touring model on a scooter that was very similar to mine. I thought it fit well and looked good. Additionally, the author gave it good marks. I purchased it online through CBXMAN Motorcycles for the going price of $129. Whether it was the going price or not, I still thought it was expensive. Everyone was out of stock, so I didn’t expect to find discounting and I ended up waiting about 7 weeks for delivery. Customer service at CBXMAN was great, even considering the long out of stock time. I’d gladly shop there again.

So, bottom line is that the Puig 992 windscreen offers protection, improved aerodynamics and a little bit of style. I give it a thumbs up.


  1. Dude!
    We need to talk…

    2 wheels is fun. even if it’s a skooter…

    Back when I waqs kid and rode a hard tail knucklehead, I thoguht that all the old geezers with their windshields were a bunch of girliemen.

    Now I have one on my bike. I have become a girlieman. It’s amazing how nice they are. Every August, I take my windshield a saddlebags off of of my bike, and boy do I feel how hard the wind blows at speeds I’ll take the fifth on.

    Today, On a ride, we were travelling at xxx miles per hour, (again, taking the fifth…) and the winshield made it real nice. Without it, I would have really had to be hanging on.

    You’ll have to show yer new skooter to me, soon.

    Happy Easter to you and your entire family, Wally

    -Indian Aaron

    ps: ain’t it great to be on two wheelz?
    can’t beat it!!!

    Comment by Indian aaron — March 22, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

  2. By God Man!

    Yes scooters!

    Don’t you care how much the polar bears suffer each time you kick over your gas guzzling supersized American machine? I hope you have planted trees to offset your carbon impact on our world.

    And what about your concern for the workers at the American Indian plant? Aren’t their big business capitalist owners oppressing them just so you can stroke your ego? Our scooters were made by Chinese comrades who happily work for the betterment of all…

    or maybe they just work to feed their family, but they are not capitalist pigs…

    so our scooters are cool, and we are cool because we ride them and so we obviously care about environment…

    Do you think they’d let me buy an Indian?

    Comment by wally — March 23, 2008 @ 9:24 am

  3. Praise the Lord and pass the 50 weight!
    Happy Easter!
    It may have been a cloudy Sonrise this morning, but even I feel a little cleansed.

    Comment by Indian Aaron — March 23, 2008 @ 11:12 am

  4. I’m not sure if you’re following this thread anymore Wally, but if you are I was wondering if I could get a copy of the install instructions for the Puig 992 from you.

    I got one for Xmas but no instructions came with it.

    My email address is jsmagiq@hotmail.com


    Comment by Magiq — December 28, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

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