My experience riding with Barkbusters
I recently installed Barkbusters on my 2012 VStrom 650. When I ordered them I opted for the VPS plastics ( the white on white just looks too good, but I went ahead and bought Storm plastics as well, thinking that they would provide better coverage in the colder temps.
Well, I haven't ridden in any really cold temps yet ( it doesn't get really cold in Georgia ). My last ride started at 42F and I had the VPS guards on, so I installed the little black wind deflector that comes with the VPS plastic guards. I installed them in the highest position, to give the most coverage. I started with the ride with my W&S Carbon heated gloves ( I never turned the heat on ). I didn't realize how well the deflectors were working until the temps rose the 60F and I put on my summer gloves ( Klim Adventure gloves ). These gloves flow a lot of air, but with the deflectors in the highest position, I didn't get any airflow at all on my hands. Needless to say, I am impressed....
I can't wait to see how the Storm guards do when it gets colder.
2012 G-Strom - White