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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, 2015
Crosstourer 2012
NC700X 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
NC700X ABS 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
XL1000VA Varadero 2008, 2009, 2010
Kawasaki
Versys 1000 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Suzuki
DL1000 V-Strom 20022015
DL650 V-Strom 20042015
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Barkbusters Storm Handguard Kit Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki 4.5 5 28 28
A picture's worth a thousand (curse) words The product looks nice and sturdy. I'm sure it will perform just fine. But why, oh why, on a bike specific product couldn't they have included an actual picture of how the mounts are oriented when installed on the bike? I know somebody at Barkbusters has a camera because they clearly show the key-way inside the V-Strom handlebars. So why, when they were done installing a set to make sure they fit, didn't somebody say, "Hey, let's take a few pictures of this and put it in the instructions?" So attached are a couple of pictures that should have been in the instructions in the first place. I hope this helps somebody. July 22, 2015
Look great These bad boys are worth it. Solid construction and pretty easy to install. I haven't run them through the ringer yet but they feel solid. This article includes how to install and pics that helped... http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/barkbusters-storm-hand-guards-review/ June 8, 2015
excellent product, better than the OEM handguards Don't buy the OEM handguards for your V-Strom. They are more difficult to install and far less likely to protect your hands if something awful should happen. They are just a piece of plastic. The Barkbusters have an aluminum backbone, so they are much sturdier. They were also easier to install. June 8, 2015
Great for NC700XD I took advantage of the sale and installed these on my NC700XD. I was very happy with the results. Installation is a challenge to remove Honda's bar end weights. You must access and depress the two button tabs during the bar end removal. This takes a second person helping. On the left bar you warm up and roll back the grip. On the throttle side you have to remove the throttle for access. In addition I covered and clamped a vice grip down on each weight and used a hammer to break them free while the tabs were pushed inside the bars. Installation would be MUCH easier if I kept the original Honda bar end weights and purchased longer bolts, but the Honda bolts have a smaller diameter and don't look as strong. There is some time needed to make adjustments to clear the switchgear and equally align the guards. I wish Barkbusters had a better system than 2 small screws embedding into the plastic for removing and installing the wind guard sections for summer/winter. May 11, 2015
Great fit and finish. Appears to be super durable I bought the Barkbuster/ Stormshield combo and love it! It took about an hour to install on my Honda NC700X DCT. It was not overly complicated. The few pics in the instructions were enough. My early morning rides are much more pleasant without the wind pounding on my hands. I can wear more comfortable gloves and not freeze my old joints. May 4, 2015
Installed on my '13 DL-650 I installed these on my '13 DL-650. The install was pretty simple, took me about 20 min. Getting the stock bar-end weights out took the most time. I just completed a ~1800 mile trip from NJ down to the BRP and back. Luckily I haven't had to test their durability yet but I feel like they would hold up well and protect my controls well. I can say they are great for keeping the wind and rain off your hands. May 4, 2015
Great Weather Protection These thing are a total pain in the butt to install, especially on the clutch lever side. That being said, now that they're on, they're fantastic. My hands have never been so comfortable riding! I'm a female rider and generally am the coldest one in the group. The other weekend, we rode through snow flurries and when we got off the bikes, I was still surprisingly comfortable. Several of the guys immediately got off and had to warm up their hands on their exhaust. I have a CB500x and they fit the bike well. They do hit the windshield a little so it is no longer free to turn lock to lock, but it is only impeded a cm on either side at most. Nothing that will effect that actual riding or steering of the bike. April 21, 2015
Easy install. Quality product. Product arrived with all needed parts and was very easy to install. Instructions leave a little to be desired. I purchased these to cut down on wind contact for riding in colder weather. The storms do the trick! Very satisfied with the purchase. April 20, 2015
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Barkbusters Storm Handguard Kit Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki
Already Asked: 4 Questions, 33 Answers
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jason B: Quality, size and reviews Aug 30, 2015
David W: These are the most sturdy hand guards made and I wanted to protect my levers when I dump my bike. Aug 2, 2015
Brian P: best of the best Jul 7, 2015
matthew s: "Been wanting this and now its on sale. " May 22, 2015
Auston J: To keep the cold air off my hands and hopefully won't crumble when dropped like my OEM hand guards did. May 21, 2015
Cliff L: Great reviews and a custom fit to the 2014 V-Strom DL1000 Apr 11, 2015
Mike V: I wanted the protection these offer, and they specifically fit my 2014 DL650 Apr 6, 2015
Jason H: Hand a grip protection, great reviews, great looks on my bike. Apr 3, 2015
GUY M: better coverage than other model Mar 28, 2015
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 1045676 BB.BHG46.3.SBK Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days