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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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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 9 9
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
Nice product, instructions could be better Bought these for an NC700X. On the up side, they are very well made and the fit and finish is very good. The handlebar mounting mechanism (bar mounting piece) is pretty clever and it fits the bike well after a little work. I tried installing them two different ways, one using their bar end weights and then the OEM weights. I decided to stick with the OEM weights and attach the guards without removing the OEM set-up. Using their set-up caused a fair amount of vibration in the handgrips. I would have preferred if barkbuster had just provided me with a longer bar end screw and let me install it on the existing OEM set-up instead of trying to create their own mediocre system. However, that complaint aside, once they're on, it looks nice and should do the trick in the winter. September 12, 2014
Great product Fairly easy to install. Sting and we'll made. Providence good protection. August 11, 2014
Exactly what i wanted/needed installation was easy on my 2012 v-strom, we will see how they hold up. looks like a rugged product July 7, 2014
Tricky I put these on my 2012 vstrom and I had a heck of a time getting them to fit. It all finally worked out fine but following the directions didn't help. I ended up flipping them around and they finally went on and I had to swing the handlebars a little bit to keep the bar from hitting the dash. Only 3 screws hold each of the plastics onto the bar which surprised me. There is a mounting point for another set of screws that the vstrom version doesn't use for some reason. I was replacing the OEM right hand guard that broke easily on a drive way drop so these should do better. June 11, 2014
Install on NC700X with heated grips Just installed these on my NC700X with heated grips. Seems many people find it hard to remove the internal Honda weights to install the end weights that came with this kit. I was worried about that but had no problem. The right side is "easy" in that you just need to loose a few bolts / screws to expose the end of the bar. On the left side you cannot roll the heat grip as per the instructions. Instead I found I was able to slide the grip completely off. It took a little effort but I was done in about an hour. I also reapplied Honda grip cement on the left side. The result - much warmer hands on today's ride to work. April 22, 2014
Great fit and wind protection I purchased these for my 2012 V-strom 650 and they're much more solid than the OEM guards. Great wind protection for winter riding and the bonus of much stronger guards for the brake and clutch lever. No drops yet, but I'm happy with the purchase and the items arrived on time. April 7, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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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 within 24 hours