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Barkbusters Blizzard Universal Fit Cold Weather Handguards

Extend your riding season with Blizzard handguards from Barkbusters. These semi-rigid handguards block wind, rain, snow and keep you hands warm and controls dry.

Designed for faired sportbikes, sport tourers and large touring motorcycles. They're also suitable for most street, dual-purpose, adventure tourers, dirt bikes, snowmobiles and ATVs. 

Includes hardware to enable mounting to bar end weights, hollow bars, and existing aluminum backbones.


  • Self supporting under wind pressure
  • Anti-flap design
  • Leaves controls free of interference
  • Flexes around fairing/windscreen at full steering lock
  • Maximum protection with style
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Fitment Notes & Exceptions

This is a universal fit part; it may or may not fit without modification.

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Not the cheapest, but quite good If you can get your mirrors out of the way for these things, they're probably the best winter hand guard out there. I've tried a couple others, and these are easiest to install, completely rigid, and reliable. That said, you have to make sure your mirrors won't interfere, so if you have standard mounted mirrors right next to your controls, or if you have bar-ends, these probably aren't the best idea. If your mirrors are mounted elsewhere, these are perfect. February 23, 2015
Okay, not great fitment, took them off Bought this for one of two bikes. It being a universal fit, it's not guaranteed to work for either, but I was hopeful that at least one would work. If you're thinking about buying this, then don't do it if your mirrors are attached to your handlebars. The product screws in on the handlebar end and ties off around where your brake/clutch reservoir would be, and handlebar mirrors obstruct it. It wouldn't work on my 04 R1150R for this reason. My 08 VFR800 was okay, but with this product installed, when I turn the bars fully it runs into the body of the bike and inhibits full bar lock. I had to muscle the handlebars to lock the steering column. Annoying but liveable. Besides all that, they did their job. They kept my hands a little warmer and, with heated grips, I could ride in very low temperatures comfortably, and that's really the point. They'd be great for long highway trips, and I'll probably reinstall them for that. They only take a few minutes to put on so no big deal there. I wouldn't burn the cash again though. February 16, 2015
Great alternative to heated gloves. Keeps the worst of the icy wind off of your hands. Install was straightforward on my bike. Package comes with all sorts of bits and bobs for different install needs. And when the weather warms up they will be just as easy to uninstall. When I received The parts one of the Velcro inserts was missing. I contacted directly. In three days I had a replacement in my mailbox. Kudos to on their product support! January 26, 2015
Finally some great wind protection I live in Minnesota and am always looking for a way to beat the wind. I installed heated and grips and Acerbis Rally Pro Handguards on my Suzuki DRZ 400, but it just wasn't enough for winter riding. Most of the wind and rain gets around the Acerbis hand guards so I wanted more coverage like on a V-Strom. It didn't look like I could adapt those guards easily, but the bark buster blizzards looked like they had similar coverage. The guards are high quality and come with a lot mounting hardware. I ended up installing them over my existing hand guards since the blizzards don't provide much crash protection. I also mounted them on my BMW LT by running zip ties through the ends of vented grips. The guards made contact with my fairing, but the flexible construction of the Blizzard's made it a non issue. I think the best feature is that they are propped open by an internal wire so it's easy to quickly get your hands back on the controls and they are always visible. A drawback is that you have to cut off the end of your grips on certain models. So far, very satisfied. January 4, 2015
Keeps wind off of hands Good product. Comes with all hardware needed unless you have a bike that has mystery bark busters. They will work perfect on everyone else's bike but mine had M12 bolts holding the bark busters on. I like this product. December 29, 2014
they work great and installation was a breeze they come with plenty of various spacers and bolts to make sure they fit perfectly, great protection against wind, made my heated grips unnecessary on all but the coldest days I have an issue with how much accessories like this cost, but for the money I don't think I could have done any better December 15, 2014
Does the job as advertised Very pleased. Took less than 30 minutes to install and get fitted correctly on a Kawasaki Versys. Have done a few rides in temperatures ranging from 25 F to 40 F and noticed a marked difference. I have heated grips and moderately warm gloves but tops of hands would always get really cold. Preferred these over aluminum hand guards b/c I do mostly street riding/commuting and wanted protection from the weather elements. So far very satisfied. November 17, 2014
Provides wind deflection on my cruiser I have a Yamaha Vstar 1300 with stock handle bar. Hooking the deflector to thehandle bar, instead of the bar ends was easy. The other end was easy to hook up, but it doesn't fit well, and some air still gets into the deflector, from the side where the cables are covered by the deflector. The outcome is pleasing to the eye, of good quality, yet not providing a 100% wind deflection. Perhaps it is the location of the mirrors, size of the brake fluid reservoir, or the shape of a cruiser's handle bar and the angle at which it is installed, that do not provide a 100% wind deflection. I would expect more from a product at this price range. November 17, 2014
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Leslie S: These are fantastic addition for winter riding. Not total protection but they sure work in keeping the chill away from your hands on top of your hand guards. LOVE THEM. May 7, 2015
Mark H: Block the wind and others I ride with use this product. May 4, 2015
Dennis Z: To keep wind and rain off hands, do not want to install heated grips at this time. They appear to install and remove easily, and got favorable reviews, for the exact reasons I want them. I felt the sale price made them a good value. Feb 15, 2015
Chris W: I wanted to try this for my girlfriend's F650GS since she complains of frozen fingers on winter rides.... Jan 25, 2015
William L: These work Jan 1, 2015
Chadwick D: Just trying to do all I can to avoid the complexities of heated gear. Dec 9, 2014
Floyd B: I ride Year Around...unless just down-right dangerous, such as ice and snow. But ice & snow are RARE here in the Atlanta area.
But even with my newly added Heated Grips my 'control fingers' (clutch and brake) are off-contact with the heated grips... So wind and dampness can still make them rather cold. Adding liners that distribute heat makes my gloves tight and less maneuverable.
So I am looking for protection that can be easily removed in warm weather and Track Days...
Nov 29, 2014
S P: Keep the cold wind off my hands this winter Nov 8, 2014
A s: The weather is changing here in NY, I like to wear lighter gloves, these will work great. Sep 17, 2014
John C R: I need a temporary wind guard for the winter months. Sep 15, 2014
A shopper asked: Any idea how these would work with bar end mirrors? Nov 15, 2014
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chris d: You need a small hole on the end to pass a bolt through the same as bar end weight. I have gilles variobars which are solid aluminum, so I drilled and tapped them to accept the included bolt. I think it was 5/16 ths. They do work great at blocking wind and are soft enough that you can still lock your bars. Good luck. Nov 15, 2014
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Barton C. S: I don't have bar end mirrors but I do have extra heavy aftermarket bar ends and these fit on my FJR with no problems at all. You can't see it from either picture but there's a steel-reinforced hole about a half inch in diameter on the outer end of each shroud. Presumably the mirror arms could fit through there. Nov 15, 2014
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William B: I am not sure about bar end mirrors, but on my suzuki v-strom these are one of the greatest cold weather items I have. They go over the top of my stock hand guards and come on and off in less then 3 or 4 minutes. Nov 15, 2014
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Erin H: I'm pretty sure these would work with bar end mirrors. might have to make some small adjustments , but they should work. Kit comes with many options for length, so you can use what fits with yr mirrors. Nov 30, 2014
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Michael P asked: Has anyone tried installing on a Ducati Monster? Feb 19, 2015
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chris d: I installed these on a 1997 vfr. They should Definetly install easily on a naked bike.they make a huge difference with wind and even some rain Feb 22, 2015
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Erin H: I have not, but I'm sure they would fit. There are adjustments you can make, that it will fit your bike. It fits almost every bike. Mar 10, 2015
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Mateo R asked: How might these work in comparison to something like Hippo-Hands? Nov 26, 2014
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Jimmy M: Not sure about the Hippo hands, but I just installed these over my regular Barkbusters on my 14 R1200GS. The fit up well, and provide great protection from wind and rain. I would recommend these to other rider wanting environmental protection. Nov 26, 2014
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Jason C asked: Any idea how these work on a bike with bar end mirrors? Nov 15, 2014
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Gustavo Jose C: I had to remove my bar end weights in order to install this one, you probably wouldn't be able to keep both. Nov 30, 2014
Trevor M asked: Hi! Does anyone know if these will fit over existing barkbuster handgards, eg the Storm series handgards? Thanks. Aug 19, 2014
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Michael B: The paperwork states that they will fit over the aluminum backbone of existing barkbusters, but does not say anything about the full guards. Given the size and shape of these, I would be surprised if they fit. Oct 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Any idea how these work on a bike with bar end mirrors? Nov 15, 2014
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