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What handguards are installed on your bike?

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MachineArt Moto Advance guards, love them, Can be configured 3 (actually 4) ways within seconds.
First is just the frame.
Second frame with insert.
Third and fourth is with deflector which can be either lowered or raised.

Frame only for summer.
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Frame with insert for Autumn.

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Deflector raised for winter, don't have a pic with it lowered but it just looks similar but with the upturned edge next to the frame.



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The frame is plastic? I went to their website but I couldn't find a description of materials. Must be some tough stuff if you've already dropped it 3 times and they're holding up. That's pretty good!
 

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Discussion Starter · #104 ·
I think there are a few options for the "plastic" backbones. Touratech, Acerbis, and MachineArt.
 

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I think there are a few options for the "plastic" backbones. Touratech, Acerbis, and MachineArt.
I believe the heavy-duty Touratech models such as the Defensa use an aluminum exoskeleton or in the case of the Kobra habdguards rely on a Barkbuster aluminum backbone.

Same with the Acerbis models such as the Rally Pro or X-Factor, which have an aluminum "inner bar."

But I believe they both offer some options that are entirely composite ("plastic").

My understanding was that Machine Art had been using an aluminum composite that would actually crack, shatter and sometimes splinter on impact in extreme cases. So they dropped that in favor of the composite plastic.



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