The current design fits all '08-'11 bikes but for 2012 this item only fits Canadian and European bikes. The must-have accessory for sport-touring! Greatly eases basic chain maintenance, tire changes, parking, and bike cleaning. Super-strong steel construction features typical German design and high engineering standards. Superb integration with the factory exhaust and sidestand components -- retain all existing features without sacrificing lean angle or clearances.
All hardware needed to mount the centerstand included. Typically installs using basic hand tools. No welding, cutting, or drilling of existing frame or body parts required. Tough black powdercoated finish with some gray fittings or hardware as applicable. A double-retention spring is included as a safety feature to prevent the centerstand from contacting pavement if one of the two springs should fail during a ride. Designed to work with OEM components -- we cannot assure fit with aftermarket exhausts or other accessories.
Total weight about 9 lbs.
We do not recommend installing centerstands on bikes with a lowered rear suspension because use on a lowered bike may result in:
- Ground clearance & cornering clearance problems
- Difficulty in lifting the lowered bike onto the centerstand
The current design fits all '08-'11 bikes but for 2012 this item only fits Canadian and European bikes. In 2012 Triumph added a charcoal canister to all U.S. bikes.
Customer Testimonial: If you own a Street Triple you must buy this centerstand. I highly recommend it!!! SW really did a nice job designing this centerstand. The fit and finish are outstanding. Twisted Throttle sent the stand quickly and it arrived in great shape. Excellent service Twisted Throttle :) Mark M.
- Review by Kevin
First, in order to de-install the engine bolt that holds the new mounting brackets in place, you will need a special tool that the SW-Motech documentation doesn't mention. This Triumph tool costs over $50, and good luck coming up with a homemade replacement or a screwdriver big enough to substitute for it.
Also, the process of lining up the mounting brackets, the engine bolt, and the new spacer is a small nightmare, and it definitely takes 2 people with patience and ingenuity. This process is breezed over in the instructions in one snappy sentence with no warnings at all. The (German!) engineering is admirably tightly-toleranced, but it becomes nightmarish when you're trying to line up 3 parts that the bolt passes through, then tighten down a locking collet (with your overpriced Triumph tool), then trying again and praying that everything held exactly in place. We had to drill out one of the mounting bracket holes slightly, and it still took 2.5 hours to get the entire job done with 2 people.
Now that it's on ... it's great. Though I will also say that the center stand kick-plate interferes slightly with my foot when getting the side stand down. Minor issue but also worth mentioning. (Posted on 11/3/2013)