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I had intended to put the heated grips on mine (may yet install it upon release) but the wait was outpacing the cold here in Connecticut, so I bought these Acerbis for about $120 and installed them today. An easy install and i don't think they look too terrible, which surprised me. I rode down my road without gloves or a jacket at about 50 mph and the wind is definently deflected around the hands though you still get some good breeze up around the upper wrist and lower forearm. It's gotten warm again here but I think these guys will actually help a good bit on cold days where the wind is the biggest culprit for discomfort.
 

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I had intended to put the heated grips on mine (may yet install it upon release) but the wait was outpacing the cold here in Connecticut, so I bought these Acerbis for about $120 and installed them today. An easy install and i don't think they look too terrible, which surprised me. I rode down my road without gloves or a jacket at about 50 mph and the wind is definently deflected around the hands though you still get some good breeze up around the upper wrist and lower forearm. It's gotten warm again here but I think these guys will actually help a good bit on cold days where the wind is the biggest culprit for discomfort.
Very interesting. Might be worth just for winter mornings. Can you attach any links?
 

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I had intended to put the heated grips on mine (may yet install it upon release) but the wait was outpacing the cold here in Connecticut, so I bought these Acerbis for about $120 and installed them today. An easy install and i don't think they look too terrible, which surprised me. I rode down my road without gloves or a jacket at about 50 mph and the wind is definently deflected around the hands though you still get some good breeze up around the upper wrist and lower forearm. It's gotten warm again here but I think these guys will actually help a good bit on cold days where the wind is the biggest culprit for discomfort.
Very interesting. Might be worth just for winter mornings. Can you attach any links?
Certainly. There are a lot of other options available, but these guys are slim enough to not really limit the movement of my handlebars.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/acerbis-dual-road-handguards
 

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Certainly. There are a lot of other options available, but these guys are slim enough to not really limit the movement of my handlebars.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/acerbis-dual-road-handguards
Did you try any of the ones with removable spoilers? Might give you extra protection?
No, these were the only once I've tried because they seemed slim enough to not interfere with the movement of the bars. As it is there's nothing restrictive about them and the little lip on the top does a good job of directing the air around the hands. I rode into work today (about 30 minutes) and the difference in the amount of wind you feel is substantial. I'll review again when it starts to get brisk again but so far so good. There were some other options that I liked the look of a bit more, or had better protection (almost went with the SW Motech option) but these seemed to check a lot of boxes, namely fit, functionality and appearance. There's a white option as well that might actually look pretty okay.
 

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i have a supermoto that has hand guards equipped and while it does deflect some air away from your hands, there's really no comparison to a set of heated grips or gloves.
 

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i have a supermoto that has hand guards equipped and while it does deflect some air away from your hands, there's really no comparison to a set of heated grips or gloves.
No, of course not. But when you wear thick, lined gauntlet gloves and the temperature doesn't get below 45 or so then I think they'll be pretty decent. For really cold weather the heated grips are a bonus, but I think even those without some wind protection would be lacking. This is purely academic though as it's warm outside right now and we're waiting until probably November to see Ducati's solution to hand warmers.
 

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Certainly. There are a lot of other options available, but these guys are slim enough to not really limit the movement of my handlebars.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/acerbis-dual-road-handguards
Did you have to remove the threaded bar insert to fit this? Any additional hardware?

Revzilla were no help at all. I tried to buy from them. Just before I checked out, it said you may need additional hardware to fit this. So I emailed them asking what else I need. I get an email back saying "this may/may not fit your bike. Good luck" :rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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I had guards on the Hyper and they helped some. I have heated gloves instead of grips and they work fantastically. Maybe get a pair and use in combination with the guards.
 

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Certainly. There are a lot of other options available, but these guys are slim enough to not really limit the movement of my handlebars.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/acerbis-dual-road-handguards
Did you have to remove the threaded bar insert to fit this? Any additional hardware?

Revzilla were no help at all. I tried to buy from them. Just before I checked out, it said you may need additional hardware to fit this. So I emailed them asking what else I need. I get an email back saying "this may/may not fit your bike. Good luck"
I didn't need anything additional, but did take the original barends out. Once removed, there are 2 different expanding bits (sort of like concrete anchors) for different sized bar diameter (ours takes the smaller one) and 3 different spacers to set the distance that works best. On the clutch side any would work but on the right side I used the most narrow and it still touches the brake lever, but barely (I'll take a picture tomorrow). Obviously the bike looks better without them installed, but it's honestly a 10 to 15 minute job to swap the guards back out and reinstall the bar ends, so economically I think it's a good solution. Once the heated grips are out I'll probably add those, too, but these are serving me well so far.
 

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I didn't need anything additional, but did take the original barends out. Once removed, there are 2 different expanding bits (sort of like concrete anchors) for different sized bar diameter (ours takes the smaller one) and 3 different spacers to set the distance that works best. On the clutch side any would work but on the right side I used the most narrow and it still touches the brake lever, but barely (I'll take a picture tomorrow). Obviously the bike looks better without them installed, but it's honestly a 10 to 15 minute job to swap the guards back out and reinstall the bar ends, so economically I think it's a good solution. Once the heated grips are out I'll probably add those, too, but these are serving me well so far.
Thanks mate. Appreciate your help!
 

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Thanks mate. Appreciate your help!
Happy to do it! Also, here are the photographs I promised. The image showing the guard touching the brake lever I hope shows how minimal the contact is. It really doesn't seem to have an impact. The picture showing an array of hardware is - from left to right:

- Original bar end: comes out with an allen wrench
- "anchor": at least, that's what I'm calling it. This expands when you turn the allen headed bolt that mounts the guards to the bars.
- 3 small, round metal spacers: the size obviously creates the offset, but the keyway attaches on one side to the hardware turned by turning the aforementioned allen head that attaches to hard while the other locks it to the keyway in the device that spreads open the anchor. I actually didn't use a spacer on either side.

Third picture shows the end of the bar / guard

Last pictures shows the assembled hardware. Stick that in the bar end and just tighten the allen head bolt.
 

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