These cool new $39.95 MX handguards are hard plastic with a softer rubber around the outer edge. This feature is said to provide "maximum protection and durablilty." From looking over the guards it looks like it might also give less of a 'hard edge' to get your finger pinched under if you fall and the guard lands on your hand. The pretty cool part about these guards is that they come with all the mounting hardware, but the super cool thing is they come with the black graphics attached and additional blue and red graphics in the box. No need to pick a different part number, each box comes with the three color options. Then the super-duper cool thing about these handguards is that they're made in the USA. So you just have to ask yourself, why are you still letting your knuckles get roosted?