Barkbusters now available for FTR1200 & Tenere 700

The range of model-specific hand guard kits available from Australian hand guard specialist, Barkbusters, has expanded further, allowing riders to switch out OEM offerings for the best quality hand protection on the market.

Barkbusters Indian FTR fitted with BHG VPS
Barbusters BHG-152 with VPS-003 plastics on the Indian FTR1200

With the release of new and exciting adventure motorcycles throughout the year, the market for quality parts and accessories for these machines continues to grow, with Barkbusters offering solutions for a variety of new models.

Many of the hand guards provided by motorcycle manufacturers as stock fitment are little more than a cosmetic afterthought, with Barkbusters applying its 35 years’ experience and expertise to set about designing an array of precision-engineered hand guards that offer unrivalled impact and weather protection.

Barkbusters VTT fitted with BHG BCF
The Moto Guzzi V85 TT fitted with BHG-079 Barkbusters with BCF-003 carbon-fibre guards

Aside from the upgrade in quality, another big benefit for both riders is that the kits are interchangeable with Barkbusters’ modular range of plastics. This makes them an easy solution for stores with limited space, while allowing riders to tailor their hand guard to their own personal preference with the confidence that parts will be in stock.

Although there is a keen focus on specific adventure motorcycle models, a few hardware kits are universally designed to fit many street, dual-sport, trail and rally bikes.

Barkbusters Yamaha Tenere T fitted with BHG hardware
The new Yamaha Tenere 700 with the BHG-078 hardware, fitted ready for any choice of guard

The full wrap-around aluminium hardware is compatible with Barkbusters JET, VPS, STORM and CARBON plastic guards. All recommended fitting options are for motorcycles with OEM specifications and details of the full range can be found on the Barkbusters website: (link)

Recent Barkbusters releases:

  • Code: BHG-074 for HONDA CB500X (2019 on)
  • Code: BHG-077 for BMW R1250GS (2018) and R1250GSA (2019)
  • Code: BHG-078 for YAMAHA TENERE 700 (2019)
  • Code: BHG-079 for MOTO GUZZI V85TT (2019)
  • Code: BHG-152 for INDIAN FTR1200 (Universal kit)
Barkbusters Tenere Yamaha T fitted with BHG VPS
The Tenere 700 fitted with VPS-003 guards

Barkbusters CEO, Matthew Phillpott, is delighted by the reception that the model-specific hand guard kits have enjoyed.

Matthew Phillpott – Barkbusters CEO

“As riders ourselves, we are in constant contact with our fellow two-wheeled enthusiasts and it turns out that a lot of people are disappointed with the stock hand guards on their bikes. We’re constantly evolving the range to include new models, and because we carry out design, prototyping and production here at our facility in Australia, we can react quickly to demand. The feedback has been phenomenal, and it really demonstrates the importance of listening to the market.”

For information on where to get your Barkbusters products simply search “where to buy” at

Barkbusters Yamaha Tenere T fitted with BHG VPS a
The new Tenere 700 fitted with Barkbusters!
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