WHAT IT IS: SUPERATV FLIP-UP/-DOWN WINDSHIELDS
This month we are taking a look at two SuperATV Flip-up/-down windshields. A flip-up windshield we mounted on a Polaris RZR Turbo S, and the second is a flip-down-style windshield we mounted on a Polaris RZR Pro XP.
Both windshields are made from 1/4-inch, scratch-resistant polycarbonate, which SuperATV claims is 25 times stronger than acrylic (think cheap Amazon/E Bay windshields) and 250 times stronger than glass. Furthermore, they use an XR Optic hard coating to maximize performance and minimize blemishes.
The big difference between the two products is their operation. The flip-up windshield can be deployed and retracted while you are still seated. You can also “crack” the window and let just a little bit of air through by turning the handle 90 degrees, moving the windshield forward an inch, then securing it slightly open. When open, the lower portion acts as a deflector to direct wind up a bit, but it’s not as good as a true half windshield. The same goes for the flip-down version; it doesn’t deflect a lot of wind, but it does deflect some.
At speed, both stay in their intended position. Even after 100 miles of testing, the struts are holding up the Turbo S windshield, and the straps do a good job keeping the windshield secured to the hood.
We liked the price and ease of installation better on the flip-down windshield, but having the ability to operate and “crack” open the windshield on the flip-up windshield was a big plus. Furthermore, we weren’t expecting the flip-up windshield to work well at high speeds or stay up in rough terrain—and it does. It does everything right and only takes a half hour more to install, so if we had to pick a favorite, we would choose to flip up.
CONTACT: www.superatv.com, (855) 743-3427
PRICE: $449, Turbo S flip-up; $369, Pro XP flip-down; other machines range from $295–$695
See UTV Action’s Windshield Buyer’s Guide here: UTV WINDSHIELD BUYER’S GUIDE | UTV Action Magazine