What Makes a Quality Honda Pioneer Windshield?

As with so many other pursuits in life, when it comes to getting the most out of your Honda Pioneer windshield, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it. We know that our community of riders hail from all parts of the country, and everyone uses their UTV a little bit differently. To represent this growing and diverse community to the best of our ability, we’ve created an equally diverse selection of Honda Pioneer full windshields, half windshields, folding windshields, and plenty of accessories that will allow you to find the best setup for you. With so many features, however, how does a rider decide? Let’s break it down. 

As a reminder, remember to keep your specific demands in mind as we take you on a small tour through the most important Honda Pioneer windshield specs; it’s not about whether one type of windshield is outright better than the other, but which one is best for you. That said, let’s take a look at what you should be looking for when choosing the best Honda windshield for your riding experience.

Material

Regardless of whether you intend to run with a full, half, or folding Honda ATV windshield, none of that matters if your purchase is going to buckle, crack, or scratch at the first sign of trouble. That’s why we prioritize durability across the board, as with this 1/4” hard-coated polycarbonate Honda Pioneer 1000 Scratch-Resistant Flip Windshield by SuperATV. Rated at literally hundreds of times more powerful than glass, hard-coated polycarbonate gives you the durability you need without sacrificing on clarity or convenience. Of course, it takes more than sheer durability to optimize your riding experience – nobody wants to deal with a whistling, rattling windshield!

Mounting Hardware, Fit, and Seal

Even the toughest windshield will do you no good if it doesn’t fit and hold perfectly, which is why our selections are CNC-cut for the perfect fit. Even better, this Honda Pioneer 700 Half Windshield with Fast Straps by EMP and many other selections in this category come with next-generation mounting capabilities. This particular windshield comes with patent-pending rubber fast straps, meaning it rides smoother than ever and comes on and off in a cinch.  

Visibility (Tint, Optical-Grade Quality, etc.)

There may be nothing we can do about the endless barrage of mud, brush, and other kinds of debris that you’ll be chugging through in your Honda Pioneer, but we can make it so that you have the best possible view so you don’t have to pop out every five minutes or keep your wiper motor on red. Not only are our Honda ATV front and rear windshields made at a level of optical-grade quality – they’re available in tints as well! You can even get this Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Standard Polycarbonate Light Tint Rear Windshield by SuperATV to keep the glare from coming in from the rear, bouncing off your equipment and blinding you.  

DOT Certification, If That’s Your Thing

Finally, one of the simplest and most convenient ways to determine whether or not your UTV accessories vendor knows what they’re doing is to peruse how many of their offerings are DOT-rated. There are plenty of reasons why UTV riders strive for street-legal status, and with a DOT-rated windshield, you can be sure you are receiving a safe and reliable product. We especially like EMP in this case, because their Honda Pioneer 500 Hard-Coat Windshield with Fast Straps and similar offerings are always on point with features like 3/16” hard-coated polycarbonate, rubber mounting straps, and hood-protecting rubberized seal.  

As a final word of wisdom, don’t listen to your buddies. Don’t gawk down the line of UTVs at your next gathering and envy their windshields. Well, you can, but that shouldn’t motivate your buying decision, because you don’t ride the same as them. It’s better to go down the line in terms of the above features and determine exactly what you need to customize your experience for the “best fit.”