Cee Bailey Vented Windscreen

PRODUCT ROAD TEST – Cee Bailey Motorcycle Windshields Review

Cee Bailey’s Aircraft Plastics, inc. has been in business since 1955. They have hundreds of parts manufacture approvals in accordance with FAA regulations for aircraft production. Their motorcycle windshield line up utilizes the same cast acrylics as the aircraft for optical clarity and structural integrity. All Cee Bailey’s windshields go through a rigorous process, conceptual prototyping, mold flow designs, engineering, inspections, etc. before any shield leaves the factory.

They manufacture windscreens for over 20 different motorcycles with over 40 models for Harley alone. They now have several designs for the Victory Cross Country and we opted to road test two of their most popular Victory Cross series shields. The Cee Dragon & their Visor Vent. Both windscreens have filled in the lower vent portion which closely parallel the fairing lines but primarily prevents water or debris from entering underneath.

Notice the second step

Notice the second step

The Sealed Louver

The Sealed Louver

The Cee Dragon incorporates their step technology which brings the trailing edge of the shield closer to the rider and also features a subtle reverse curve. The concept is that by reducing the distance from the shields trailing edge in relation to the rider’s helmet, it decreases turbulence. In my trials the reduced buffeting and aerodynamics are truly impressive. The result is a shield that at highway speeds marries well with the faring, cutting a slipstream. The front end handling characteristics at speed are immediately far more graceful and forgiving. Although I found that the wind noise was high, understandable as you are looking over not through this windscreen.

I actually went to the factory in Montebello, CA to be fitted and I started out with a sixteen inch version but ended up getting the eighteen. It’s always a personal preference and they offer eight sizes to choose from. If your caught in-between sizes always miss on the high side because you can always send it back to have it adjusted to any height you prefer. They do this at no additional charge, all you have pay for is sending it back and return shipping is included. If you’re a local just bring your bike down they’ll be more than happy to size you up.

Cee Bailey Vented Windscreen

Cee Bailey Vented Windscreen

Since I travel long distances with a passenger I swapped out the Cee Dragon for the Filled in Lower design with the visor vent option. I’m no science major but I do know the theory that the opening in the factory windscreens pushes air from the inside upward. This counters the oncoming outside wind away from the helmet area. The Cee Bailey rocket scientists really know what they are doing with their visor vent Windscreen. When set in 4th highest position the wind noise and cabin turbulence are greatly reduced. The five point vent can be adjusted on the fly allowing riders a variety of airflow options in an instant. This windscreen actually integrates well with Victory’s “Comfort Control” air flow system on the Cross Country Tour. Having adjustable vented lowers, the adjustable faring wings and the addition of the Cee Bailey vented windscreen offers riders infinite airflow options in all weather conditions. This windscreen was my personal favorite. It’s manufactured from .187 aircraft grade acrylic, available in clear, light & dark gray tints with 6 different heights to choose from.

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OPEN

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The Cee Dragon 18” clear (As Shown) retails for $189.00

The Cee Bailey Sealed Lower Vented 16 light gray tinted “As Shown”.
16” shield $160.00
Visor Vent Option $75.00
Light Gray Tint $20.00

Cee Bailey offers the same windscreen with an open lower unvented Bailey also makes a wide variety of motorcycle accessories from saddlebags, bag liners, windshield covers, and headlight guards. Tie down, seat cushions the list goes on.

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By Gary Mraz

About Koz Mraz

Koz Mraz has published over 200 tour stories and articles for Quick Throttle Magazine, Baggers Magazine, American Iron, Cruiser and Bikernet. His book, Piers of the West Coast, explores piers from Mexico to Canada. In Motorcycle Mysteries, Koz travels to fascinating and unique destinations. His popular Tales of the Midnight Rider series: Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run, Thundertaker, Hoka Hey and Neptune’s Net are available on AMAZON. “I’ve spent much of my life exploring the roads less traveled. Whether journeys are well planned or impromptu it’s always the unexpected that casts the spell of adventure.” Koz Mraz