When it came to sorting out the controls on our Honda CRF250L we were looking for two things: precision-quality and budget price point. The standard Honda equipment is pretty good, but we wanted enduro-spec kit, anticipating some extreme conditions in the long coast-to-coast ride and for the Long Distance Trial that followed.
We finished off the controls with protection from a pair of your basic Polisport hand guards. Nothing fancy about these, there are no inner aluminium bars, just the plastic, but they bolted on sweetly and have done the job ever since. We’ve not tested them in a big fall, but set against mile after mile of thick brambles down in the green lanes they’re been invaluable. They look smart too.