Could not find a better picture ( an old "tag" photo ) but you get the idea here. These are KTM handguards, no metal reinforcement. They work great in keeping the wind and rain off the hands but I have no illusions that they would protect them against anything more severe ( i.e. running through the brush, etc ). I rarely venture off-road so this isn't an issue for me. BTW, I think they were about $40 for the pair and they just bolted on. No modifications needed.
Toys : 2009 Versys ( Blue ), 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Needs : 2016 Mazda CX-5 ( RIP Mazda5 ), 2007 Honda Civic