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Barkbusters Storm Handguard Kit Honda CB500X / NC700X /  XL1000VA Varadero /  Kawasaki Versys 1000 / Suzuki VStrom DL650

Maximum wind and rain protection for street and adventure-touring bikes!

Storm handguards have an aerodynamic design and a larger profile that wraps around the hands to offer excellent wind and weather protection. The wide profile is great for street riding and open trails. Storm Full-Wrap Backbone with two mounting points, this is the strongest backbone available, and is recommended for dual-sport and adventure touring bikes.

Barkbusters handguards were first manufactured in 1984 and now have over 28 years of motorcycle industry experience and riding enthusiasm. That history means Barkbusters has what it takes to produce the finest handguards available on the market today. In the unlikely event that you break a part of the handguard, every piece is replaceable.

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Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  • Will not work on CB500X models with OEM Tall Touring Windscreen
This Product Fits:
Honda
CB500X 2013, 2014
Crosstourer 2012
NC700X 2012, 2013, 2014
NC700X ABS 2012, 2013, 2014
XL1000VA Varadero 2008, 2009, 2010
Kawasaki
Versys 1000 2012, 2013
Suzuki
DL1000 V-Strom 2012, 2013, 2014
DL650 V-Strom 20042014
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Barkbusters Storm Handguard Kit Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki 4.6 5 15 15
What a big DIFFERENCE I purchased and installed these after riding in the cold without. After 100 miles in 40 degree temp my hands were frozen. I added Barkbusters and heated grips. What a difference! First trip with this setup was a 700 mile trip through Western North Carolina mountains over a weekend. It rained the first three hours and temps varied from 57 to 20 degrees. My hands remained warm (or at least fairly warm) the entire time. They did not interfere with my bulky gloves and the controls at all. I strongly suggest these for anybody riding in colder weather February 2, 2015
Outstanding product!!! Heavy Duty hand protection, great quality and finishing. January 26, 2015
Great Product! First of all let me say this is my first time reviewing a product on Revzilla. That being said I am very impressed with the handguards. My friend and I are going on a 6,000 mile 6 week motorcycle trip around the country this summer. I wanted handguards that were able to provide drop or crash protection as well as keep the wind and bugs off my hands. These handguards do just that. They are designed well and fit my bike (2013 Honda nc700x) well. The only recommendation I would make would be to have 2 people to install the handguards. It's a little tricky to try and get them level and secure with just one person. Besides that I really like handguards and would highly recommend them. January 19, 2015
Not bad product, very poor directions The product itself seems fairly robust. The included directions are pretty abysmal. Took 3 attempts to figure everything out correctly. Removing them at a later date might be difficult. December 26, 2014
Easy to install on Suzuki '14 DL650 It can be challenging to find metal-reinforced, wrap-around hand guards (you know, actual hand guards, not windshields for your hands) that easily mate to the V-Strom's somewhat wonky bars. I was able to install these before work, with numb fingers, in about twenty minutes with nothing but the DL650's stock, rather minimalist, tool kit. Great wind protection, haven't hit tree limbs or taken a fall yet but they seem very robust. I'm certain my handlebar would yield before these Barkbusters would. I really appreciate the replacement bar-end weights that come with, since the stock ones have to be removed. Great product. November 30, 2014
Excellent product Works great to break the wind. Hands are a lot less frozen when I get home in the cold now. November 24, 2014
Guards are sufficiently strong and the covers are well finished. Instructions are correct in that it is recommended a technician be used for install. I took me a little over an hour to install. Wouldn't take 30 minutes if I had to do it again. Instructions were poor on how to get the brackets to line up so I had to try several combinations to get a secure fit. Also, had to readjust guards to a lower position than instructions gave because in tight turns they contact bottom sides of my windshield. Product does keep wind off hands. November 10, 2014
Well thought out product These things are nice, and at their price point are a no brainer. There is usually a hang-up at some point with any install, but these went on pretty easily with no tricks. I have not dropped the bike yet, but they seem very sturdy and also keep the wind and bugs off my knuckles. October 27, 2014
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Barkbusters Storm Handguard Kit Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Chris S: Primarily for wind/cold protection. Feb 10, 2015
Steve S: Because it's perfect for an adventure bike Jan 12, 2015
Stephen S: To keep the cold air off my hands. Jan 1, 2015
Linn A: Bought some goretex gloves and my hands are still cold. Hoping these will do the trick. Dec 26, 2014
J G: Block the wind Dec 18, 2014
Scot B: top quality for a good price, need that extra protection for the winter wind and the summer ground :) Dec 2, 2014
Bruce E: I am a wimp, that gets cold fingers! I am assuming it works with Kaoko Throttle lock. Dec 2, 2014
FABIO G: The original DL-1000 V-Strom don't give effective protection. Great reviews on the internet Oct 30, 2014
Brock H: Best price and protection. Oct 18, 2014
Eric J: Recommended on multiple forums. Maximum hand coverage for those cold winter mornings and best protection in heavy traffic and just in case bike goes down, hand and hand control protection. Oct 17, 2014
Thane G: Have a broken brake lever, was broken when purchased the bike. Replacing the lever cost $88.62 and don't want to have to deal with ordering another lever in the future. Plus if I break the brake lever away from home would be in a bad spot trying to figure out how to ride the bike with no front brake. This product cost the same as other site, but get 5 zilla bucks and free shipping which the other sites didn't offer. Aug 28, 2014
Wade T: I use heated gloves but sometimes my thumb and fingers still get cold. Handguards should help protect from the wind and rain Mar 29, 2014
John P: Stromtroopers recommend Mar 17, 2014
O L: Barkbuster reviews and confidence they would fit my NC. Also the no hassle return policy that is offered. Mar 16, 2014
Erik L: wind and weather protection as well as the added benefit of crash protection. Dec 31, 2013
johnny r asked: will the Barkbusters Storm work with Kaoko Throttle Lock Cruise Control? Sep 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: I live in Texas where rain and cold aren't really a common thing, but when it happens, boy does it happen. Are the plastic storm shield removable? Say I just wanted to run the bike with the aluminum guards on to feel the wind, but have that protection if my V-Strom went down. Could I do that and just keep the guards in handy for the winter months? Nov 20, 2014
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Raymond T: Yes.g You can use the Barkbuster Storm hand guard with the plastic hand guards not installed. When mounting this hand guard, the metal back bone is instalded first, then the plastic hand guard covers. Good luck and enjoy the riding. Nov 20, 2014
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Thomas N: Yes, you can easily remove the plastics and ride with just the bar. I did that all summer here in Virginia and added the plastics back last month when the temps started dropping. Nov 20, 2014
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David W: Yes, the plastic part attaches with three screws and can be taken off without messing with the attachment of the aluminum bar. Only takes a few moments. Nov 20, 2014
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Erik L: Yep they are removable. Of course I just left them on all the time when I was in El Paso. I don't think the made my hands overly hot. Nov 20, 2014
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Bobby W: Thanks guys, I really appreciate it! Just ordered them after seeing all of your answers. And now we play the waiting game. Nov 29, 2014
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stephen j: Hi there.. Yes they are completely removable. Only 2 screws and a plastic bar hold it to the aluiminum frame. Nov 21, 2014
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Michael D: It's easy. Unscrew to screws on each. That simple. Nov 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Could you please confirm that this is the latest model of this kit for the 2012 Adventure V-Strom? The manufacturer lists the latest as "3" as shown below:

BB.BHG46.3.SBK
Feb 10, 2014
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Ned V: I purchased this unit last month for my 2013 V-Strom Adventure. I live in Iowa and the bike is in the very cold garage so I have not installed it yet. I did hold it up and it looks like it should work. There was an error on the instruction page. I called Revzilla Customer Service and we got it figured out by looking at a picture of this unit on another site. The Service Rep said he would ask to get the instructions fixed. Feb 10, 2014
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Thomas N: I installed on my 212 Adventure V-strom with no issues. Feb 10, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 938761 BB.BHG46.3.SBK In Stock: Ships next business day