ADVance V2 Multi-Functional Adjustable Hand Guards by MachineArt Moto
ADVance Guard v2, multi-functional hand guards are uniquely designed to provide broad protection and easy adjustability to adapt to a variety of weather and riding conditions.
The v2 is improved with a new frame material, a super tough Nylon composite engineered for resilience against impact forces that exceeds the impact strength of the previous generation aluminum frame. ADVance Guards’ patented multi-functional adjustability have distinct rider benefits and their unique appearance enhances all motorcycle brands.
Adjustable Wind Protection
ADV and Dual Sport riders must adapt to a wide variety of environmental and weather conditions – from rain and cold temperatures on the interstate, warm air in the countryside, or hot temperatures off road. The ADVance Guard height adjustable Sliding Shield and removable front Insert enable you to easily adapt to conditions without the need for tools.
Twin Spar Frame
The wide Twin Spar Frame is designed to be easily configured. With or without the front Insert installed, the Frame covers not only the hands, but also the control levers and switches. Used by itself without the Insert or Adjustable Shield attached, the open center permits cooling air flow. The Frame mounts to the handlebar end, and to a second point along the handlebar using model specific Mounts shaped to clear control cables.
ADVance is an assembly of 3 main components:
A Twin Spar Frame with an open airflow front.
An Insert that snaps into the open front.
A Sliding Shield that is adjustable up and down 50mm.
Fully extended vertical coverage is 142mm (5.60″). With the Shield’s in its open front configuration, ADVance Guard’s height is 98mm. Shield adjustments must made while the bike is stationary.
Kits are available for BMW, Honda Africa Twin, Triumph Tiger, and KTM Adventure models. Fit Kits contain handlebar mounts, bar end spacers and bolts to custom fit each respective model.
* BMW F750 / 850 GS have a large TFT display that requires the addition of set-back handlebar mounts to create enough clearance between the Guards and the TFT when at full left or full right steering lock. We recommend using ROX Barback Risers from www.roxspeedfx.com.
Continuous tubular handlebars, 7/8″ or tapered bars are needed to mount ADVance Guards. They do not fit multi-piece bars that are cast aluminum with short tube handlebar assemblies as used on many touring and sport touring models, such as the BMW R1200 RT, and RS.
Patent No.: US 9,802,666 B2
US D813,729 S
Fitment by Kit:
- BMW R1250GS/R1200GS_LC Liquid Cooled, BMW F800, 700, 650 GS
- BMW R1250GSA/R1200GSA_LC Liquid Cooled
I bought these for my Tiger Explorer. I figured it’d probably work if they fit on the little Tiger. I was pretty much right, barring some cable finagling. However, it does mean that this product’s first review is from a rider whose bike they weren’t designed for. Nonetheless, I’m really impressed. Do with that what you will.
Bang for the Buck- At a whole Benjamin more than Barkbusters, or any other common handguard, you would expect these things to be some properly high-end hardware. I’ve only had them installed for a few hours now, but as far as I can tell, they fit the description.
Features- The modularity is not a gimmick. The raise-able component for winter riding does its job very well, it’s cold as heck here in MD, but you wouldn’t know it behind these guards. I haven’t tried to pop out the pop-outable section yet, but it seems like it wouldn’t be too much trouble. The one thing I can say against them is that slider for moving the winter deflector feels a little clunky, but its not a problem that you’re going to run into much. On the topic of features, the one thing you can’t get for these guards are running lights like you can get for bark-busters or on a couple of acerbis models.
Style – Will probably look beautiful with most ADV bikes, but both the color and geometry of these guards matches my Tiger Explorer perfectly. I’m a sucker for style, and these guards have it. The whole thing looks well finished. Even the logo on the outside edge of the guard looks classy. They also come in a posh box to remind you that they’re hella fancy.
Ease of Install – Again, I put these on the wrong bike, so take this with a grain of salt. My biggest gripe, however, would be true even if I had the right bike: you need a T25 torx key and its not included, nor labeled, I spent a while guessing and then had to go out and buy one, as it was the one size of torx key I didn’t have. On my bike, getting them to sit around the cabling in a way I liked took some time as well, but if you have a bike that these things are designed for, that may not be an issue. It took me about an hour and a half, doing it outdoors on a cold day. Somebody properly prepared with a real garage could probably be done in less than half that time.
Fit and Finish – These handguards are NICE. Like I said, they are premium and it does show, especially to someone like me who doesn’t spring for top-of-the-line stuff all that often. Even the plastic insert is really sturdy and I can barely tell that its not metal. The other big sale point on these for me was that I wanted something a little less plastic-y than what you’d see on a dirt-bike. I wouldn’t mind dirt bike handguards on a dirt bike, but by the same token, I want ADV handguards for my ADV bike. These are real nice ADV handguards. Durability – the pictures make it look like these guards could win a fight with a brick wall and that’s not far from the truth. They’re thick, meaty, and solidly constructed. I’ve got no doubt my hand-controls and my hands are protected, and I’m sure they’ll keep up with any more common handguard, though they might look a little less pretty than when they started at the end of an RTW trip.
When the package arrived the box oozed quality. Without doubt THE best packaged accessory I have ever bought. Inside the box was same just superb. Fitting was a breeze after I saw your install video. When I had finished one side my wife brought me a cold beer and said didn’t the bike already have them. I showed her old plastic OEM bit and the new and she Machineart they are real protection not something off a BMX bike. Only one question can the grey insert be painted. It looks OK but I would like it white. Well done with hand guards – an excellent job. Thanks again from Australia – they will sell very well here.