When they get bent its a nightmare to remove/mount. Getting them straight is another nightmare.
Unless you go road rash, these wont protect much, a sharp rock can puncture one of the tanks even with bars.
They also add significat weight.
One positive aspect: they can be great grabbing handles when you manage to get yourself and bike in a f#cked up place and need an extra hand.
Growing old is mandatory... growing up is optional!
Raid de L'Amitiť 2011 RR (link