|KTM PowerParts aluminium reinforced hand guards [760.02.979.000 / 28] on 2014 690 Enduro R|
The OEM handguards provide zero protection in case of a fall. They are basically there just to enhance the looks of the bike. They do provide some level of wind protection for your fingers, but that is pretty much it. I learned this the hard way when a teeny tiny drop resulted in a snapped clutch lever. Levers are easy to replace, but cost a bundle. Plus I rather have good rugged hand guards than carry around tools and spares in case I go down on the road. (or off).
I had the guards installed while the bike was being fixed after the latest crash as it is starting to look like the crashes will continue in the future.
|The PowerParts come in orange, black and white.|
|OEM hand guard for comparison|