Handguards Should Guard More Than Your Hands | Zeta Armor Handguards

By: Isaac Wanamaker

Handguards come in a wide variety of styles and colors these days, but itís been tough for me to find sets that actually help me with the reasons I need them. A lot of handguards out there offer very little protection to almost none at all. Maybe some people want to shield their hands from the wind or an occasional leaf, haha. I understand that motocross riders might need something to deflect mud alone, but I require a lot more function out of my handguards in the form of actual hand and bike protection from trees, rocks, and unforgiving pavement and dirt.

TheZeta Armor Handguardsare a nice find. They come in black, titanium, red, blue, and are made from anodized A7009-T6 aluminum. Zeta has kept the price low by offering them in a universal fit for 7/8-inch or 1-1/8-inch handlebars. The guards mount to the handlebars inward from the grips and inside the bar ends on each side. Zeta also offers a few different models of hand protectors in a variety of colors that bolt to the Armor Handguards. The XC Flasher Protector, specifically, has a build-in LED on each side to use as blinkers on your dual sport. They look really slick and theyíre quite functional for off-road use.

The Zeta Armor Handguardsare offered in a straight design and a bend design. The bend design drops down below your pinky fingers on the outsides of the bar ends. This is to allow for more movement and greater control. It basically comes down to preference and a slight increase in the price. Iíve always opted for the bend design myself and theyíve been quite comfortable while still protecting my hands and the bike.

A huge perk with having an aluminum handguard that extends all the way around your hand is that it will protect your levers. I learned this very quickly with a pair of plastic handguards. They extended all the way around to the bar ends but there was no reinforcement. I figured they would be fine since I wasnít able to get them to budge by pushing on them in the garage. As soon as I had a good get-off on the bike the plastic flexed when it hit the ground and bent my lever. Thankfully, it didnít break off and I was able to ride home.

This has never been an issue with the Zeta Armor Handguardssince the aluminum bar wraps all the way around your hand protecting your levers in the process. It seems well worth it to me to find a good set of handguards rather than replacing levers every so often or getting stranded somewhere with your lever broken off in the dirt. If youíre on a budget, folding levers are an expense that you probably canít afford either, so a good set of affordable handguards should help do the trick.

Product Information
From The Manufacturer, Zeta

Straight Design
Standard straight design handguards.
Made of A7009-T6 aluminum.
Strong, light weight aluminum bar design, for everyone's riding style.
Holes are pre-drilled for mounting of the XC or X1 protector shields.
Available in 2 hard anodized colors.
Mounting hardware included.
Sold in pairs.

Bend Design
Drop down design provides better control.
Made of A7009-T6 aluminum.
Strong, light weight aluminum bar design, for everyone's riding style.
Holes are pre-drilled for mounting of XC or X1 protector shields.
Available in 4 hard anodized colors.
Mounting hardware included.
Sold in pairs.

* 3 different protectors available, all sold separately.
Product ID: 108207
Manufacturer: Zeta (learn more)
Type: Universal/Multi-Fit/Not Bike Specific Item
Condition: New, unless otherwise noted.
SoloMotoParts.com is an authorized Zeta dealer

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Isaac Wanamaker is a motorcycle enthusiast that enjoys riding motorcycles on road, off-road and somewhere in between. He has an insatiable thirst for adventure and loves buying motorcycle parts online. For more information about Zeta Armor Handguards please visit please visit www.solomotoparts.com

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