I just purchased/installed a Cee Baily Cee Dragon, clear, on my '10 XC (thanks NewCrew for the sale!). Here are some initial thoughts:
1. Quality: Cee Bailey makes great products and the quality is top notch on both. Advantage: even.
2. Appearance: Obviously, this is subjective, and while I appreciate the looks of the standard windshield, the lines of the Cee Dragon match the lines of the XC. Advantage: Cee Dragon.
3. Wind management: Unless it's really warm, I typically ride with soft lowers across the crash bars and fork lowers to minimize under carriage buffeting. With the standard Cee Bailey shield, head buffeting is virtually non-existent up to 80 MPH (unless there is a very strong/gusty crosswind, which no shield protects); when I exceed 80 MPH (a very rare occurrence, frankly) with the standard shield, I find that I need to slouch/hide behind the shield to minimize helmet buffeting; with the Cee Dragon, the buffeting is non-existent, albeit the wind noise is louder than the Cee Bailey standard in slouch mode. My back can't manage a lot of slouching without pain. Advantage: Cee Dragon.
4. Distortion: The Cee Dragon is meant to be looked over and distortion is a given. The Cee Bailey standard has no distortion. I'd argue that if you need to look through your shield, your wind management is not optimal. Advantage: Cee Bailey standard.
5. Rain: TBD
In trying to get some good experience with the Cee Dragon, I traversed Highway 680 here, which has a lot of chop, even when the wind is minimal, as it is today. I noticed several sportbike riders nut-hugging their tanks, crouching under their short shields to alleviate wind resistance, so the highway turbulence was pretty bad today, even if the wind wasn't. Given the angle of the Cee Dragon, I could see the wind management actually working as the shield would flex a little from the chop, which was initially distracting but something with which I quickly acclimated.
So far, I really like it!
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