At SuperATV, we don’t rest on our laurels. If you guys want something, we work hard to bring you the best possible version of that thing. In this case, you wanted glass windshields, so we spent a lot of time and money making an awesome one that’s made by real riders, for real riders.
If you know anything about SuperATV, you probably know that we have a lot of cool polycarbonate windshields. But polycarbonate isn’t for everybody.
Now we have automotive-style glass windshields complete with a manual wiper and a DOT-approved stamp in the corner.
So, if you’ve been waiting for awesome glass windshields from SuperATV, your wait is now over.
Here are the top reasons we think you’ll like glass.
Glass is the most scratch resistant windshield material you can put onto a side-by-side. If you’ve never had a windshield on your UTV before, you might be wondering why that matters.
Your machine goes through a lot of trail crud every ride. Whether you’re cruising through the woods, tackling a dune, or diving into mud holes, your cab is under attack by lots of different stuff. Stuff like sand, gravel, rocks, and branches can scratch up an uncoated polycarbonate windshield (and even hard-coated polycarbonate although it’s much less likely). But put that stuff up against glass, and you’re not likely to see a scratch anytime soon.
If you’re worried about scratches, glass is the way to go.
Since glass is just so dang scratch resistant, you can use a wiper on it without causing streaks. So we include one with every glass windshield!
Having a wiper on your glass windshield is a game changer, and it’s not just for rain. No matter where you ride—road, trail, mud—the windshield gets pretty dang dirty. And if your windshield is made of anything other than glass, the only way to clean it is to pour water over it.
With our front glass windshields, all it takes is a few swipes of the manual wiper to clear your view and hit the gas. And the same goes for dust, wet sand, creek water, and rooster tails.
We also paid careful attention to the wiper’s placement. Most guys mount the single wiper dead center on the windshield. We tested windshield wipers like that, and we noticed that after a few hours of riding, our necks started to hurt.
Because we were leaning toward the center of the UTV where the windshield was clean without even realizing it!
Our wiper is mounted to clear the biggest area in front of the driver. You know, the person who crashes if they can’t see. (You can also easily drill your own hole in the frame and move it if you really want to.)
We’ve all had those windshields. The ones that are full of great features and offer great protection from the elements, but let moisture and wind in around the edges. You end up with water dripping on your dash when it rains and frostbitten fingertips when it’s cold.
We didn’t want that, so we came up with Secure Seal.
Secure Seal isn’t one thing in particular, but rather a precise combination of high-quality bulb seals and gaskets along with heavy-duty windshield clamps. Careful design allows these components to work together to seal tightly against your machine’s frame.
What’s the result?
No air blowing in from the edges and no water in your cab. And that means more comfortable rides regardless of mother nature’s bad side.
Speaking of comfort, our glass windshield has sliding vents built into the frame. They’re perfect for keeping you cool on those warm summer rides.
A little afternoon rain in the forecast? No problem. Close them up and they’ll keep the wind and water out. And don’t be fooled by their size—they let in a ton of air thanks to the aerodynamics of UTV hoods.
With comfort control right from the driver’s seat, you can keep this windshield on permanently.
One of the best parts about an auto glass windshield is that it’s DOT approved. Keep in mind that a DOT-approved windshield doesn’t automatically make your machine street legal, but it’s sure a big part of the process!
Speaking of the process, our windshields are also stamped in the corner to prove they’re DOT approved. If you don’t have that stamp (*ahem* like some other guys *cough*), then many areas will require you to request paperwork from the manufacturer when you get your vehicle inspected. AKA a real pain in the glass.
That stamp saves you tons of time and at least a headache or two. You’re welcome.
Glass and metal have one important difference: you can’t see through metal. Obvious, right? Not for some.
You need a metal frame to hold a glass windshield, keep it rigid, and give it structural integrity. But we did it without killing your viewing angle. Your peripheral vision is intact so you can slam on the brakes before that one guy (we all know him) T-bones you.
Also, our glass is tinted, but you’ll be hard-pressed to see it. What you will notice is a reduction in glare from the sun reflecting off stuff in your cab.
Less glare means more clarity so you can drive better and make fewer mistakes.
If glass sounds like it’s the right thing for you, go check out our selection of glass windshields. If you’re reading this and feel like you’d still rather have the impact strength and versatility of polycarbonate windshields, we’ve got you covered there too.
But we’re pretty excited about our glass windshields and we think you should be, too. They just make every ride clearer and more comfortable. And when you stop worrying about how you feel, you start having a lot more fun.