They are. Just look at what mine did to my face! I was just attaching a bag to the back of the Virago and the bungy cord slipped out of my hand and hit my eyebrow, it was just before I was due to head off to Wales on the first big ride of my life to go on holiday with the family. I slapped on a plaster to stop my helmet catching and set off. It was going to be a surprise for my mother, she didn’t know that I owned a bike yet and that I had passed my test. I though it would be easier to tell her after I had done it all….