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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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If you are considering a Madstad Windshield then read on and Thank Me later. Madstad windshields are very highly rated performance wise but pretty pricey with all the options available for Harleyís.
Here is a copy of a letter I sent to Madstad Customer Service:

To whom it may concern at Madstad,

For the last 12 years Iíve owned 3 different Gold Wings and was about to purchase your Windshield for my Gold Wing at your price of $279. In September after renting a 2016 RGU and then a test ride on a 2019 RGU I traded my Gold Wing in for a 2019 H-D Road Glide Ultra. Iíve since learned that you also sell a Windshield for this new Harley Road Glide Ultra and Iím interested in one. My question for you is Why is there an $80 price difference for the Harley Windshield over the Gold Wing Windshield? I donít really see to much difference in material used, design or mounting hardware to justify this big difference in pricing. Wondering if itís Brand oriented and charging more because itís for Harley owners and their big wallets? I would think you would probably sell more to Road Glide Riders if the price point was more competitive with the large number of options available for Harleyís. Iím also now undecided as to whether or not I want to spend $350 for your windshield with all the other options out there. I have talked in forums and in person to other Harley Road Glide riders about your windshield and many are Interested in it but are turned off by the Higher cost of this unit. I always have nicely equipped motorcycles and attend MC events on a regular basis. Iím always happy to speak highly of the products I use and like. I give good references on the things I like and think work best based on my own experiences.
Anyhow, Iíve done my research and think you have a product worth having but it seems pretty high priced compared to a comparable model and style of bike in the Gold Wing. Would you be willing to adjust your price point for this particular windshield? Are you willing to offer a better deal to someone that who would probably love your product and be willing to promote it enthusiastically anytime someone asked me about it?

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Iím welcome to your response whatever you decide.
Happy Holidays and Joy to the World



They responded back favorably and sold me the unit for the Gold Wing price point at $279 Light Gray, 12Ē. (Regular price was $349 for the Road Glide) They also had a Winter10 code (expired 30 Nov 19) to use for and additional 10% more off. After the shipping charges my end cost was $282 delivered. They also informed me they had been reviewing production costs and material used per Makes and models and had been adjusting prices but had not gotten to the Harley-Davidson models yet. I know the Gold Wing shield had been reduced in price since this summer when I was looking at them.

If youíve been on the fence about this Windshield and the cost then reach out to them or stay tuned to their website for pricing adjustments. Iím very happy with the response I recieved and Iím looking forward to running this windshield.

Hope this is beneficial to my fellow bothers in the Shark Tank.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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I've looked at these many times, but I just can't get past the $300 + cost. I can get 5 various size LRS shields for the price of the Madstad and it only takes a minute to swap out top the size I need. IMO the Madstad should be priced in the sub $200 range.
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I tried a LRS 11Ē smoked shield and liked itís look but when it got cold here in Iowa and with all the rain weíve had this fall I ended up putting my stock shield back on bc it afforded me more protection. I agree with you on the cost of the Madstad and was why I reached out to them. Iím pretty sure I would rather had the Madstad instead of a bunch of Windshields to swap out for whatever reason. I do lots of long distance biking and sometimes the weather changes while Iím out and about and now I will have the ability to adjust as needed per the weather conditions. I still thought $282 delivered was high but I also think Iíll be happy having a quality performing windshield that can be adjusted as needed while away from home and a stock of various sized Windshields.
Side note: Madstad sells various size replacement windshields and Tints (Front Adjustable Part) for a lot less money then the total unit and hardware price.

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Pricing update on Madstad Windshield system.
Madstad has lowered the price of their Windshields for the 14- up Road Glides.
$279.00 Clear 12Ē. $289.00 Tinted 12Ē previous price was $349.00
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