Crash Bar - 2013-later BMW R1200GS (Water-Cooled) Motorcycle - by AltRider
you've already installed an AltRider Skid Plate, mounting brackets are not
required. Choose "Without AltRider Skid Plate" in the dropdown above.
You can save money by ordering Crash Bars and a Skid
Plate for your BMW R1200GSW as a kit instead of separately (See Recommended
For the first time in its history BMW's venerable boxer engine
is water cooled. What hasn't changed is the need to protect it. AltRider has
completely redesigned its crash bar system for the R1200GSW.
The West Coast BMW Off-Road Training School has been outfitting their
bikes with AltRider gear for years. This real-world testing yielded
much insight on how much damage large bikes can do during a crash.
This research lead AltRider to utilize 1.25" (31.75 mm) O.D. stainless
steel tubing. AltRider's design provides your 'GS with the largest diameter
bars on the market. The 1" bars of previous designs allow a significant
amount of flex during a crash. This flex creates the need to space them farther
from the bike. In contrast, these stout 1.25" bars allow a tighter profile
while still providing real protection.
Available in shot peen satin or black powder coat finish,
you’ll never have to worry about rust whether you’re riding your liquid-cooled
'GS across the highway or across a river.
The top of the bars are secured in a total of three locations per
side. The front mount is the only one on the market designed to
utilize 2 bolts per side to distribute the load of any impact. The rear is
held with a custom machined through-bolt that replaces the engine mount hardware.
There are no plastic spacers to break upon impact. This creates an
incredibly strong design that distributes any impact evenly throughout
Another benefit of AltRider crash bars are the integrated
3/16" (4.76 mm) lower flanges designed to interface with an AltRider Skid
Plate (sold separately) to create a modular protection system that doesn't
mount directly to the motor and is substantially more robust than anything
else on the market.
Other bars are fabricated by crimping then welding joints,
creating a forced fit with a weak bond. In this method, gaps are created which
are later filled with weld. The additional heat causes warpage and all-too-common
installation difficulties. All AltRider joints are 5-axis laser cut, creating
a perfect union before the bars are hand TIG welded in a jig. This process
creates a precision fit, easy installation and superior strength.
Using only the best manufacturing techniques means all AtlRider motorcycle
accessories are of the highest quality, ensuring the best protection for your
Installation is simple and straightforward. All necessary
hardware, including a difficult to find T55 bit, is provided with the bars.
Like AltRider Skid Plate, AltRider Crash Bars are designed specifically
for the water cooled R1200GS.
- AltRider motorcycle accessories are 100% designed and manufactured
in the USA.
- 1.25" (31.75 mm) stainless steel tubing.
- 5-axis laser cut and hand TIG welded joints.
- 3/16" (4.76mm) lower flanges integrate with AltRider Skid Plate (Find
this item below under Recommended
- Available in shot peen satin (shown above) or black powder coat (not shown).
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