I know it's been the law of the land in Europe for a long time. It seemed like nobody over there uses full wrap hand guards and I could never figure out why not? I know the pros don't fall often, but for me they save the levers in simple tip overs and keep your fingers safe when pinballing off the trees. now I notice more and more Americans riding with naked bars and I just can't figure out why? I mean it seems like cheap insurance for your levers, especially if you have expensive setups such as Clake. For me I'll always run full wrap aluminum guards to protect my hands and my levers maybe it has to do with weight, or fear of breaking your wrists if you go over the bars and don't let go? In my travels searching the subject I found this FIM rule, which might explain the European "law of the land" I mentioned earlier FIM Technical Rules, Enduro section 33.10If hand protectors are used they must be of a shatter-resistant material and have a permanent opening for the hand.