Now you've got me worried about the dealership doing all that assembly. Hope they don't screw it up. Oh well, this will be the only time for my bike.The windshield is not installed at the factory. It is done at the dealership when they do final assembly of the bike. There is no standard position for it to be in when delivered, although I have seen that most dealers put them down all the way, probably to keep them from getting scratched on the showroom floor. When the salesman goes over the bike with you, he will show you how to raise and lower it. Just make sure you lower it before you leave. Takes all of 5 seconds.
From the factory, the bike is shipped without the windshield, mirrors, seat, battery, and side covers installed.