No problem! Though I have no input in the design of these bars, I myself trust the engineers at H&B, simply because we deal with their parts on a daily basis, and we see the outcome of a lay-down/crash constantly, and how the bars hold-up. We even have first hand experience on a Super Tenere here...unfortunately. I suppose the picture doesn't do it much justice! I went and measured the thickness myself, it came out to approximately 3/4cm.