These KOBRA Handguards are designed to fit the 2BMW R1200GS LC '13-'15, R1200GS LC Adventure '14-'15 & S1000XR '15-'16, offering weather and crash protection. Bar end weight included.
Molded from impact resistant plastic in a classic design these handguards feature a strong, fully wrapped aluminum frame.
Optional accessories include:
- KOBRA Extension, allowing 50% more protection
- KOBRA LED blinkers (1 watt, overall 16 LEDs)
- Resistors for OEM blinkers (10 / 21 watt)
Please note: bar end weight may not be compatible with kit on the BMW S1000XR '15-'16
- Review by GSWRider
- Review by Wantajustride
The hand guard bracket that mounts inside the front brake and clutch reservoirs rubs the body panels that cover the tank at full lock. I don't yet know if the panels will get damaged when the bike goes down and pushes the handle bar to full lock.
This would not be an issue if you had bar risers installed, But there are some who ride that don't think risers are "Mandatory" as the masses may have you believe.
The "Standard" plastic guard that fits over the backbone doesn't provide any wind or weather protection to your hands. Thus I ordered the "Optional" extensions for an additional cost, to hopefully get some hand protection from the elements.
The plastic covers are installed to the guard backbone by means of small self tapping screws and plastic brackets. Again I'm not convinced that these are going to hold up to any off -road tip over. And let's face it, If you "Ride" these big adventure bikes enough, at some point you are going to dump the thing in some type of technical section.
One positive thing I will say about these guards is the install was very easy.
Bottom line for an investment of $200, I'm not very satisfied. I don't think they are worth the money.
A person may be able to find better options than these guards out there. (Posted on 7/29/14)