If I want to avoid the wind I'd have to crouch down. It doesn't do much good. I think it was designed to keep the bugs and crap out of the the crevices around the speedometer and on the speedometer. Being able to avoid the hassle of cleaning that whole mess up is nice. And as I said I think it enhances the bike. I hesitated at first but now I'm glad I got it. Although it doesn't do much for the wind.