Strangest motorcycle accessory: a detachable hardtop canopy/windshield
The most adequate alternative to a full-face helmet is, strangely, not an open face one, but a protective shield added to your motorcycle’s fairing.
Invented by David Fermil, the ingenious accessory bolts perfectly on to the fairing with the nuts and bolts that are already on the bike from when it got out the production line.
The advantages of such an addition to your sport bike’s aerodynamic functions are practically infinite as you no longer have to lurk under the small windscreen and then rise back when starting to brake before a tight corner.
So you are now offered the possibility to enjoy the road and the views in even better conditions and if you’re in for a short trip you can easily remove it in just a few minutes.
But who can talk best of a product than its inventor?
“What originally started as a remedy to keep the rain off of my face while commuting daily from Ensenada, Mexico to San Diego, has now evolved into a whole new riding experience with results that have far surpassed any of my previous expectations.
The most frequent question I’m asked by people analyzing this never seen before spectacle on wheels is, “What’s that for?”
After riding with this canopy on for over a month now in all different types of weather and road conditions, I can finally wrap up all of my answers into one word…..”Comfort”.
With my Rocketshields canopy, I no longer have to wear a full face helmet that squishes my fat cheeks, fogs up when it’s too cold or too hot, impairs my peripheral vision and hearing, and makes my head smell like a sweaty sock. I now sport a skateboard style motorcycle skid lid without having to wear sunglasses or goggles. Even at high speeds, the turbulence felt and heard is equal to that of driving a car with both windows rolled down. “