Barkbusters Blizzard Universal Handguards
Easy to install and should fit any bike
Very easy and quick to install -- and with all of the mounting hardware -- should fit any bike. For me ( with a grey bike) it is a perfect color match! Does keep your hands warmer, but when it gets very cold (below freezing), you will need supplemental heating. ( I use heated gloves.) Am seriously considering leaving it on over the summer for protection from the rain. It seems as though these should work. Have used them a good bit this winter, and they still look like new. Oh, and they don't move once you tighten them in place!
February 9, 2016
Easy installation and immediate cold relief
I appreciate that the Handguards attach to the bar ends; this was a major factor in my purchase, even though the price is high, because I assumed it would give durability to the product. I assumed correctly. I do wish that the guards extended towards my arms just a little more (beyond the bar), for more protection, but my fingers are protected from the cold wind that before would bring me such pain! I commute daily and ride in as low as 10 degrees. My heated grips are much more effective now that the wind has been blocked.
January 27, 2016
No more cold hands
Works great, easy to install (should fit on most motorcycles). The only downside is that they look kind of silly, but my hands stay warm, so I don't care how they look! Even better when coupled with heated grips.
January 22, 2016
Awesome investment for those cold or wet rides
I wanted something that helped keep my hands warm while riding in the winter but didn't want the hassle of being wired into heated gear. I have heated grips but the wind was making the backs of my hands unbearably cold. The Blizzards were extremely easy to mount and divert the air and rain away from my hands. I can even keep my heated grips on low most of the time. They do have a tendency to rub on my windscreen when I turn the handlebars all the way and I've noticed some slight fraying which I'll protect with some tape but overall these are a great investment
January 19, 2016
At long last
These things are awesome for late season riding.
I've been dreaming of having something like this for my 2001 VFR800 for a decade. Mounting them took minutes, and they're excellent for taking some of the bite out of windchill.
I strongly recommend these for anyone that pushes their riding season into the colder months.
December 3, 2015
Better than expected
Since living in a northern state means half the riding season is in cold weather, the choices are to not ride for about 6 months, or find ways to keep the cold at bay. That means looking for something that will keep cold off the hands while riding. Even with heated grips or electrically heated gloves, on a very cold day the wind tends to overwhelm your heated gear, and that's where Blizzard Handguards come in.
I looked at the numerous choices of wind blockers available. Many of them are made for snowmobiles (Hippo Hands) and will keep your hands warm in extreme cold, but are too bulky to be practical on a motorcycle, they hide the hand controls from my view, and are flimsy enough to collapse and interfere with comfortable control of handlebar switches and levers.
That prompted me ordering the Blizzard Handguards. After installation (took all of 20 minutes with the supplied hardware) I took the bike for a test ride. The Blizzard Handguards are ample, lots of room for controls to be easily visible and will not interfere with your hands when wearing bulky gloves. They're also a soft material given shape by an internal flexible framework, so even though they hold their shape, they will give if you happen to have any interference between them and your tank or fairing.
For the important part: do they block the wind? And the answer is yes, very well. Riding with these handguards makes you aware how much not having the wind blasting your hands, will help in keeping warm.
These were installed on my Yamaha FZ1, but installing them on my CBR1000RR looks like it will be just as quick and easy, though I haven't tried yet.
Definitely happy with the product.
November 30, 2015
Good Wind Protection
I bought these almost two months ago as I knew the colder weather was coming. So far I've been extremely happy and extremely grateful I have them. These combined with the Oxford premium heated grips, makes it possible to keep rocking my summer weight gloves, even into the 40's.
Install was a little tricky with the Honda bar end weights that rotate, but I eventually got them installed. Moving the bars lock to lock does not interfere with my stock windscreen (on the high position) of my CB500X.
If you're still suffering from cold wind on your hands in the colder months, this is an easy solution to that problem. I like that I'll be able to easily take them off when spring rolls around again as well.
Worth every penny, especially when combined with heated grips!
November 20, 2015
A must for the naked winter Road Warrior
A great investment. No complaints. Held up last winter to daily abuse. Provides coverage and durability that other products lack.
Had to take off my bar end mirrors to install but still it's a pretty easy installation process for my Japanese standard.
Was able to ride into the 20's comfortably with just winter gloves. No heated gear.
November 6, 2015