I think the bars look fine - like they serve an obvious purpose. I just did a slow freeway crash on a 1000 V-strom when someone looked up from their phone and noticed some space in the next lane.
I almost stopped in time but no joy (no ABS). Other than very sore ribs, I'm fine but the bike was a total. I know it's not even close to the same bike but steel guards would have helped a lot. Looking at the RT, I think bars will be my next addition. Sure, the plastic head covers are better than nothing but even a minor crash like the one I had would have totaled the RT as well.