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Hi! I just got my first Versys 650 the other day. The first gear I got was the engine guards from Kappa. I also want to start with a tail bag, any suggestions?? The aluminum ones from Touratech would be my first choice if they were not so pricey, so I think I will go with 33L Garda by Kappa...
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How important are the engine guards? I'm a total newb to the V world

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How important are the engine guards? I'm a total newb to the V world


Engine guards are only good if you want to protect your motor. If you lay it down its priceless. Damage can also make or break your trip as far as using your bike.

That being said, many guys never get them and never need them.





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if you admit to the possibility of dropping the bike in the future, whether on the road or in the garage, take a look at the cost of fairings compared to crash protection, be it sliders or a crash bar.

Crash bars certainly make a visible difference, and put a few more pounds out on the front wheel. Living in a city I'll make that trade-off for insurance against a rogue shopping cart or an enthusiastic parallel parker.


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ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT (along with 'barkbuster type handguards'...).

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To be honest, I look back at this picture and I can't exactly see the engine guard. Might as well get it then

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I'd say that the hand guards are pretty important. I dont have some myself (waiting for enough funds). But your handlebards are most likely going to hit the floor first, so they might as well be protected.
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