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Crash Bars - Upper - BMW R1200GS (W/C) Motorcycle - by AltRider

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Upper Crash Bars - 2013-later BMW R1200GS (Water-Cooled) Motorcycle - by AltRider

The BMW R1200GS (water-cooled) is the latest evolution of the iconic adventure bike. Built to travel the world on the road and off, the hefty bike is bound to have a tip over sooner or later. Protect your upper fairings and radiator from adventure-ending damage with upper crash bars from AltRider. 

These bars use specially designed aluminum fastening blocks to mount to AltRider (lower) crash bars to provide a robust base. A third mounting point underneath the front beak of the motorcycle ensures the upper crash bars can take the toughest of hits while providing complete protection for your upper fairings and radiator. Alt Rider upper crash bars are mandrel-bent from 1" stainless steel tubing and available in your choice of shot peen satin or powdercoat black finish. 

  • AltRider motorcycle accessories are 100% designed and manufactured in the USA.
  • 1" mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing.
  • 3 point mounting system uses custom aluminum fastening blocks and front beak mounting plate.
  • Upper crash bars provide protection for fairings and radiator.
  • NOTE: Use of these upper bars requires AltRider lower crash bars. Find them below under Recommended Items.
  • Available in shot peen satin ("silver" or powdercoat black finish.

NOTE: These bars do NOT fit 2005-13 (air/oil-cooled) R1200GS.

Comes with everything you need:Picture of the kit.

AltRider Crash Bars mounted on a 2013 BMW R1200GS.NOTE: If 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 Items, below)

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 the bars.

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 adventure bike.

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 Items.) 
  • Available in shot peen satin (shown above) or black powder coat (not shown).

** Our site does NOT reflect what we currently have in stock. Some items may be special ordered from the supplier. Special orders take 3-7 business days, and backorders can take 5-20 business days for us to receive.

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