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Powerbronze Hugger??

Hi everyone, I am from Nova Scotia Canada and the new owner of a 2008 Versys. So far I have installed a pyramid fenda extenda and Romatech rad guard. The last thing on my list of farkles to purchase is a rear hugger. My first trip on the bike was only a few days ago. After only 17km the underside was covered with dirt! I am kind of a neat freak when it comes to the care of my motorcycles. So I am bumping up the rear hugger on my list of priorities.
I really like the look of the simulated carbon powerbronze hugger. Why are these things so much money ($200.00 cdn)? Has anyone else fitted one on there bike. If so how do you like it?

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It works, it's not the best out there, but because you want carbon look parts you pay a premium.

The biggest draw of the Powerbronze hugger was that it was easily available in the US and Canada early on. These days you have several options, all more expensive, but if you are considering spending that much on the carbon look one, you should probably consider one that gives better coverage for the money too.

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I got this one from Twinshack, not the cheapest, but for my money the best fit and coverage.

http://www.twinshack.co.uk/prods/126.html

I ride in the Pacific Nortwet, not far from my learned colleague Gustavo and it keeps all the 'stuff' in-front of the rear wheel clean.

Good news is that since I bought mine, they have lowered price slightly and US$ to GBP as improved its about $1.40 to 1 GBP, so while still expensive, its a better deal.

It comes unpainted and has a blueish finish, couple of coats of Wally World paint it it looks like this;


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I got mine from twinshack, bought the carbon fibre look ( no need to paint ) good fit and value for money, plenty of choice out there now..

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I guess it doesn't have to be a carbon fiber looking one. In general I like the look of the powerbronze over the other options. Is the final product secure on the bike? I know it has a grill on either side that will allow a little crap through. I can sacrafice a little function for a better looking item. The next choice I guess would be the ermax. I don't really like the look and I have read it does not center well on the tire.
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Yes, it's very secure on the bike. But as I said, it doesn't give the best coverage.




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