I opted for the SW-Motech crash bars. They looked to be more protective in a tip-over and my 2010 bike won't work with the DP bars. The bike looks a little less sleek but it's black on black so not so bad. The bars themselves weigh about 8 pounds, plus maybe a couple more for add'l hardware. I also added barkbusters, which add a little more protection and alleviate the need for bar-end weights (but probably prevent adding the throttle-lock/cruise control).