Constructed of 26.9mm outer-diameter heavy-duty mild steel, SW-MOTECH crashbars are designed to provide maximum protection, optical integration, and high-quality fit and finish.Note: Diameter of lower portion of bars (commonly used for footpeg mounting) is closer to 23.5mm.
'07-'09 Versys 650 (first generation)
'10 & later Versys 650 (second generation)
****Special Note: These bars will not fit the California model without removing the special emissions package, which we do not endorse. We have been told that if you have a high degree of mechanical aptitude, you can make the crashbar fit.
All components are protected against corrosion by sandblasting and powdercoating. High-strength frame mounting points. Black.
One of our customers put together a nice little "Photo-Blog" of his install to see it follow this link.
Check out our accidental Twisted crash test in the Alps:
- Review by Sinisa
However, I would make the instructions a little clearer, it's slightly frustrating but the pictures help a lot. Also, I think it might be better to have a curved metal piece to bolt around frame rather than the flat piece with a U-bolt.
Overall, good investment and I'm happy with the purchase ^.^ (Posted on 5/24/13)
- Review by Edmund
Left side: 2 weeks later while making a very slow u turn, lost my footing, before I knew it my baby was on her side.
Both times the bike was saved because of the crash bar!!! Even before I bought these, I knew it was well worth the $s, because I was certain it was just a matter of "when" and not "if" the bike will take be dropped.
Also, really glad I bought these from TT.com. (Posted on 4/24/13)
- Review by matthew blain
- Review by Jason
I received them a few days later and they were installed less than an hour after I opened the box. Installation was simple though the written instructions weren't all that great. The pictures help more than the words.
Installation of the crash bars has not caused any vibrations or any changes to the handling of the bike. Now I ride (and park) my bike without worrying as much about cosmetic or structural damage to the bike in the event of a spill.
Great service as always from Twisted Throttle. (Posted on 10/24/12)