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Barkbusters VPS Handguard Kit Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki
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Barkbusters VPS Handguard Kit Honda CB500X / NC700X /  XL1000VA Varadero /  Kawasaki Versys 1000 / Suzuki VStrom DL650 / DL1000 / 

Barkbusters VPS  (Variable Protection System) Handguards are versatile full-wrap handguards that blend tough obstacle protection with moderate weather coverage. Specifically designed for bikes with long brake and clutch levers, including most street and adventure-touring bikes, the VPS guards feature an adjustable height wind deflector.

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. Barkbusters integrates a hardened aluminum backbone with a stylish, replaceable plastic guard to create a truly functional handguard. No more busted levers or knuckles! In the unlikely event that you break a part of the handguard, every piece is replaceable.


  • Hardened aluminum, full-wrap backbones with two-point mounting hardware
  • Appropriate for street, adventure and trail riding
  • Variable Height Wind Deflector is included to provide extra wind protection
  • Includes bar end weights and all mounting hardware
This Product Fits:
CB500X 2013, 2014, 2015
Crosstourer 2012
NC700X 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
NC700X ABS 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
XL1000VA Varadero 2008, 2009, 2010
Versys 1000 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
V-Strom DL1000 20022015
V-Strom DL650 20042015
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Barkbusters VPS Handguard Kit Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki 4.8 5 16 16
Tough and effective. They're good looking too! These were purchased more to protect the bike from my inexperience than anything else, and they have performed brilliantly. The guards have already absorbed the damage from a low speed fall, leaving the bars and controls unscathed. Use care installing the plastic guards to the aluminum frames, as they mount using sheet metal screws tightened into pre-drilled holes. The instructions made it clear which screws, washers, and weights to use on which bikes, but were not very clear on how to configure the adjustable mounting hardware in relation to the handle bar. I found the best fit by trial and error. Road debris, insects, light rain; none of it overcomes the VPS system. I am thoroughly impressed with how well these hand guards perform. If you're installing them on a Honda NC700, be ready for a fight to get the OE bar end weights off. Otherwise, it's a straightforward install. August 4, 2015
Peace of mind The main reason I got some Barkbusters was for peace of mind in the event that I dump my bike somewhere that my controls should stay in one piece and I'll be able to get home. I've grown tired of replacing clutch levers. They were easy to install and feel rock solid once everything is tightened up. The hardest part of the install was removing the OEM bar end weights from my handlebars, which took a little wiggling, and slightly rerouting my front brake cable to clear the mounting hardware. As an added bonus, my gloves now get nearly no dead bugs on them any more, since they are now splattered all over the Barkbuster plastics instead! July 27, 2015
Would have been Great on stock bars Bought these to go on some aftermarket inexpensive "Raptor Bend" (if I remember right) aluminum bars that I had purchased after bending the stock bars and chewing up the left-side hand guard and bar end in a little slider I took on the bike. I chose the Barkbusters for the following reasons: --stout build, --apparently intelligent and adjustable mounting hardware, --interchangeable plastics that mount to metal "bark buster" hand guard pieces. The interchangeable plastics made sense to me, as I ride in varying climates. When I am commuting to and from work in the mountains where I live, morning temps are in the high 30's and low 40's, so even with grip heaters, I'll take all the wind block I can get (the Storm model was out of stock, so went with these). But when I go on a tour, it tends to be to warmer climes, so, more airflow on my hands is nice. Interchangeable or removable air deflectors seemed to just the thing for this. The mounting kit showed up and I was stoked to see that it included bar end weights that work with hand guards--way cool. Mounting to aftermarket bars, I found that I had to get creative to get them on the non stock bar bend. Also, I had to order the correct sized bar end mount, but Revzilla had what I needed in stock and got it to me quickly. Anyway, with some fiddling, Iwas able to get it all mounted up. My bike is rattlecan bedliner black and I am going to paint the grips the same way (I'm not sponsored by Barkbuster, so why advertise for them when paying full retail?), but otherwise I am ready to ride. So yes, I would recomend these, but maybe do more research than I did so that if you buy model-specific hand guards to mount to aftermarket bars, you will have an easier time with the install than I did. Gave them 5 stars, as the mounting challenges were due to my lack of planning, and while I don't mind paying more for the quality stuff (and would buy these again), there are less expensive options out there. June 22, 2015
Perfect fit, really does what it is suppose to do. Easy to install, real world protection with good looks. a great product, what more is there to say. Time to ride. May 12, 2015
Prfect The best handguards for the money. The install on my Honda NC750X was a lite tricky but went well and look great. When putting them on the NC750X don't try to remove the handle bar weight as per the instructions. Use the existing bolt. I have no dought the Barkbusters will save my leavers in a drop. May 11, 2015
Durable and good looking I bought these primarily to deal with harsh weather riding, they have worked outstandingly. The install wasn't too bad, took about 30-45 minutes. Overall, I would definitely recommend the Barkbusters VPS. February 18, 2015
Great product, install documented The quality is great and they look really cool. I had some issues installing them even after quite a bit of research on forums. The handlebar weights need to be removed and after I figured it out the install went pretty smooth. Handlebar weight removal video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjmyQBiEHac&index=2&list=UU9R_DxpQzXzn8Y5qxzqiS9w Step by Step Install video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd2OJLDkO70&list=UU9R_DxpQzXzn8Y5qxzqiS9w February 14, 2015
Looks Great and Practical Did a lot of reading on line about the guards and paid close attention to people's installation stories. Tricks on how to remove the internal Weight Bars from within the handlebars, loosening the the right side parts to move the throttle grip to expose the pins that needed to be pressed in to remove the OEM weight bars etc. After doing my homework, I ordered it from RevZilla and installed it without any problems. Doing it on my own saved me $80 an hour for labor quoted by the service shop. Looks great and both protects the levers and keeps the wind and cold off my hands. Highly recommended. January 2, 2015
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Bruno H: perfect addition to my moto Jun 26, 2015
J U: Getting handguards to fit street bike bars can be a pain, but it looks like these have good adjustability and should go on my '04 V-strom 650 without too much trouble. Also, it looks like I can remove the plastic for warmer weather riding or put on the extra wing for when the weather cools down. Hopefully they prove to that versatile. Jun 1, 2015
Joel G: Sometimes the morning air is a bit chilly, plus these should help protect my brake/clutch levers if/when I drop the bike. May 4, 2015
Jonas W: it fits Apr 5, 2015
Alan K: The protect from the elements a little more, keeping much of the wind/rain from blasting through my gloves (even gortex gloves can't withstand hours of wind/rain) Mar 29, 2015
Michel R: it looks cool Mar 3, 2015
K V: One of my colleagues highly recommended it. Jan 19, 2015
Steve B: good reviews on this set and they look good on the NC700x Jan 5, 2015
Gerral S: Protection from wind and love the look on my 13 vstrom. Oct 13, 2014
Andy M: It says it'll fit the bike.....we'll see. Sep 20, 2014
randy f: i think its the best hand guard available a little pricey but the best always is. Aug 7, 2014
David L: Fits Honda nc 700xd, free shipping, like revzilla, quick shipping usually, better price than Twisted Throttle who sent malfitting brackets for Ducati Trax bags and made no attempt ot correct. May 1, 2014
Jerod A: I am preparing for the COBDR this Summer and wanted to replace my OEM Suzuki hand guards with something that could endure a few spills, I bought the Barkbuster because of their great reputation and also a friend recently purchased a pair for his Tenere and told me how easy this product went on his bike. I am looking forward to getting these on my Vstrom! Jan 29, 2014
Joel G asked: If I drop my bike (from a near-standstill) will these protect my break levers from getting jacked up or broken? May 4, 2015
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Bruce H: Yes I do think they will stand up to that kind of drop. The loop seems secure and I also bought the plastic ends in case I do drop and will not mar the metal loops. Overall I was impressed with build quality of Barkbusters and all the hardware. good luck and don't drop if you don't haft too. May 5, 2015
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Jason S: 99.9% of the time yes. there's always the .01% chance of some odd fluke happening. May 5, 2015
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Aaron E: Yes I have dropped mine several times and have never had a problem. May 5, 2015
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Steve B: Joel,
While I have yet to "test" the impact durability yet...the guards are well built and seem like a good design to absorb a brunt of the hit if the bike falls.
All of the Barkbuster parts are replaceable, if I read the website correct'y.

safe riding
May 6, 2015
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John s: Joel... these hand guards extend from in front of the break/clutch levers and attach back into the bar ends, and they have a nice plastic wind guard too... I think they will protect the levers very well under most circumstances. May 28, 2015
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Loren N: I have dropped my bike and it did protect the levers. It was from a stand still and I was glad I had them installed. May 6, 2015
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Daniel Z: I haven't managed to do that (ok, at least since I installed them) but I'd have to say yes. May 6, 2015
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Gary S: why dont you buy them and ty it May 12, 2015
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A shopper asked: The Revzilla listing says that this set includes bar end weights. Are those the teardrop weights that you can also buy separately, or something different? Jun 28, 2015
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John R: Your NC700X has handlebar end weights as original equipment. These cannot be used with the Barkbusters. The weights that come with the Barkbusters are an integral part of the mounting system and will replace the originals to help eliminate vibration. Jun 30, 2015
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russell g: The teardrop bar end weights are sold separately. The end weights that come with these are the ones pictured that go between the end of the bar and the barkbuster. Jun 28, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does anyone have pictures of the throttle side install on a CB500X? Santa brought these for the wife's CB500X but I am having trouble fitting the right side , the throttle side. I've tried mirroring the left side installation and also putting the handlebar bracket on flipped vertically but have either run into a clamp and brake master cylinder fit collision or have had the clamp hit the gas tank fairing when the handlebars are turned to the lock on the right. I've tried the 10 mm and the 15 mm spacer on the right (15 is called for in directions) but just can't get this side installed. Dec 28, 2014
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