The BMW R1200GS has a powerful yet wide motor, and you want to protect every inch. Wrap that 1200cc gem with our 1 inch stainless crash bars. AltRider set the bar high on this product. Durable and well engineered, the AltRider crash bars are built with precision-manufactured mounts that fit directly into the existing motor mount.
By utilizing the R1200GS’s robust frame mount and incorporating the existing frame hardware, AltRider designed a quality piece that will protect your motor. Unlike other crash bars, these do not use flanges or weak tabs and are not hung: they are actually mounted. Made with a shot peen satin finish means that even when the bike takes a spill, the stainless bars will never show signs of rust.
These crash bars deflect the impact from the cylinders and engine case to the strongest parts of the frame. Unlike other manufacturers, our design provides plenty of clearance around the vulnerable left oil line. It also serves double-duty as a boot rest on long rides!
Save yourself hassle and frustration by installing AltRider crash bars.
An advantage to the AltRider design is the comprehensive protection provided to the valve cover. This is especially important on 2010 and newer models because contact to the valve cover can cause the gasket to dislodge resulting in massive oil loss.
Take a moment to review the instructions. The reason we mention this here is to make you aware which mount points on the R1200GS have strength.
You may also want to watch the installation video (click the thumbnail to the right). You’ll see everything that comes with your purchase, the tools you’ll need to complete the installation, and tips and tricks to make the process easier.
*Works with 2008 and newer GSA but does touch bottom of tank on right side (see photo).
- R1200GS crash bars available in silver, black, white, red and triple black.
- Fits R1200GS 2003-2013
- Stainless construction fights corrosion and rust
- Hand TIG welded crash bars are 1 inch diameter for additional strength
- Manufactured in America
- Refined satin peen finish
- T55 Torx driver provided with the hardware for installation
- Compatible with BMW OEM plastic and aluminum cylinder head guards
- Removal required for valve adjustment
- Fits with Akrapovic full exhaust shotgun style
- Note: Compatible with Remus header, approx. 1/2" of clearance on the right side
- Note: Not compatible with Two Brothers header.
AltRider Crash Bars for BMW R1200GS/ R1200GS Adventure (2003-2012) is available in the following colours:
AltRider is a Seattle-based company manufacturing 100% American-made accessories and gear for adventure touring motorcycles. We offer premium protection parts for the adventure bikes from BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Triumph and Yamaha. We also offer waterproof adventure luggage through the AltRider Hemisphere soft luggage line. Being riders ourselves, the AltRider team expects performance and value from the products they use. Great care goes into every step of the AltRider creation process, from the initial concept to the finished piece. Each AltRider protection part functions well, looks good on your bike, and can truly stand up to brutal riding conditions.
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