Klockworks vs Victory Flip Windshield Comparison
Since I put a couple of thousand miles on a Victory Flip Windshield and just changed to the Klockworks winshield (my Flip got the crack like everyone else's did) I thought I'd give my experiences comparing the two windshields. Let me premise this by saying I don't have any lowers on my bike so this is a direct comparison of just the windshields.
First of all, the description for the Klockworks windshield on the Victory website states that the Klockworks is in between the Flip and the Tall windshield as far as height is concerned. This could not be farther from the truth. The Klockworks and the Flip are the exact same height from the cutout to the top of the shield. But the Klockworks angles back at a much steeper angle whereas the Flip angles up alot more. The result is that when sitting on the bike the Klockworks is a much shorter windshield but closer to the rider than the flip. I'm 6' 5" and I look way over the top of the Klockworks.
As far as looks goes, the Klockworks wins hands down. I actually think the Klockworks looks better than the factory small windshield. To me it is the only aftermarket windshield that doesn't detract from the sleek lines of the fairing. I thought the Flip windshield detracted from the looks of the bike a little bit because it angles up so steeply whereas the Klockworks follows the lines of the fairing.
When comparing performance I was very surprized by the results. When I installed the windshield I thought I would be dissapointed because the Klockworks windshield is so short. But I was very pleasently surprized. While the windshield is much shorter it creates significantly less turbulence than the flip windshield does. Like I said, my head way above the windshield and I definitely get some air. But it is clean air, much better than the flip windshield. I'm not the type of person who minds getting some wind in my face so I love the Klockworks windshield.
If you're the type of person who wants full lowers and a nice clean pocket of air you're probably only going to be happy with a windshield that you look through. But I can't imagine anyone under 6' 1" not loving this windshield. The Klockworks is a small, great looking windshield that performs much bigger than it actually is. I can't see any reason why someone would ever buy the Victory Flip now that the Klockworks is available. The Klockworks beats the Flip in every aspect and is not going to crack like the Flip will. I love my Klockworks and I'm keeping it!
2011 Cross Country
-Cee Baileys Windshield & Lowers. Victory Lower Bag Rails, Driver And Passenger Backrests.
-RPW Exhaust, Lloydz Air Filter, VM1 Cams, ATS (Timing Wheel), 1/4 turn throttle & IAV. PCV with Custom Tune by Coweta Customs.
105.2 HP & 127 Ft-Lbs on a Dynostar (Eddy Current) Dyno.