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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.

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