Originally Posted by montesa_vr
I saw a comparison test recently (can't remember where or what) in which one of the bikes had heated grips and another had enduro-style handguards. Testers reported the hand guards did more than the heated grips to keep their hands warm. I suppose having them together would be ideal, but something else to think about.
I think you are right. My V-Strom had heated grips + handguards, and was toasty warm. My CBF has only heated grips, and they don't always get warm enough. I have priced out BarkBusters for it, but haven't ordered them yet.