Over the past three riding seasons, steel has worked fairly well for me, I have found it to be pretty tough stuff; bugs, branches, rocks, (but no birds) have pelted it, with not a problem. Fairly easy to maintain as well. Every once in awhile, I spray it with Rhinoliner to "freshen up" its looks.Acrylic/plexiglass shatters like that.
Lexan/polycarbonate bends and is better windscreen material. It is softer so has to be coated. It deteriorates faster in UV light so has to be replaced more often. It is a bit more expensive. My 2005 Wee endoed and had a huge scratched area on the MP polycarbonate windscreen and a dented tank top and top box lid. The screen did not break though.
The most often question I get asked is, "What kind of bike is that?" And, that is also coming from riders too!I'm waiting for you to weld up a steel helmet for yourself. Has anybody ever asked you if your bike was a Ural? It looks like something the Russians would build. Strong like bull!
AHEm.... DL1K. Just sayin' (Or at least a close second!):yesnod:There is no other motorcycle on the face of this Earth that can do that job as well as the DL-650 can. PERIOD!!!