It is a plastic head lens. I will take my chances and skip a protective cover.meese said:The LT has a glass headlight, which is much more susceptible to breaking from a rock hit.
The K12/13GT uses a plastic headlight lens, which is much less susceptible to breaking.
I imagine the "need" for a headlight protector on the K16GT/GTL is dependent on whether it has a glass or a plastic lens, and also dependent on the general level of paranoia/concern by the individual owner.
Either way, I figure that AeroFlow, Cee Baileys, and others will come up with plastic headlight guards for the new Slant/6 bikes.