Constructed of heavy-duty mild steel, SW-MOTECH crash bars are designed to provide maximum protection, optical integration, and high-quality fit and finish.Provides protection to both the fairing and engine without interfering with oil changes or engine maintenance. All components are protected against corrosion by sandblasting and powdercoating. High-strength frame mounting points.
Crashbars are powdercoated black.
Constructed of 26.9mm outer-diameter mild steel tubing.
On October 1, 2008, Doug Elliot wrote to us:
"Just before dawn Saturday morning I installed my new set of SW-Motech crash bars on my K1200R. Early Sunday morning I leave for my usual weekend loop through the San Bernardino Mountains. I casually burble through the sleepy mountain top town of Crestline and begin the 5 mile down hill switch back, corkscrew, hairpin turn-addled asphalt descent toward Silverwood. Entering into a steeply descending 30 mph corkscrew at about 30mph, the front wheel washes out as if the road itself had been pulled out from under me. Things learned:
-The SW MOTECH Crash Bars WORKED!! Save for some road rash on the clutch slave cylinder the engine bay is unscathed. (Note to self: there is a tidy little aluminum guard I spied recently for protecting that part)
-The crash bars, although heavily road rashed, CAN and WILL continue service with a little massage by a metal file and a can of semi gloss black spray paint.
-A trashed blinker and frame slider, and a lightly scuffed silencer and air box cover/snorkel about wraps up the bike damage.
Doug's post-crash photo is shown on this web page.