A Strong Solution for the BMW R 1200 GS

AltrRider Crash Bars

(APRIL 13, 2010) SEATTLE, WA - When you have a powerful BMW motor, you want to provide it with the best protection available. Whether on the asphalt or dirt, there are many ways the bike could go down and you want to be sure damage is minimal.

A good solution for the BMW R 1200 GS is AltRider's Crash Bars. Engineered from 1 inch stainless steel, these bars will hold up and protect the engine in a fall. They're designed with precision-manufactured mounts that fit directly into the strongest points on the frame. By utilizing these mounting points and existing hardware, the AltRider set increases protection because it actually bolts through the 12mm engine mount, instead of hanging onto the engine using flanges or vulnerable tabs. That means in a crash, impact is directed away from the cylinders and the engine case and toward the strongest parts of the frame.

Small but important details haven't been overlooked. Once installed, it's evident that the AltRider engineers thought about the vulnerable left oil cooler line and gave it plenty of clearance. There is no possibility of interference between the crash bars and the oil cooler line.

Another great detail is the refined satin peen finish. While rough riding may eventually dull the shine, the AltRider crash bars look great on the bike without drawing excess attention. Meanwhile, the billet aluminum connector, unique to this particular brand, provides a hidden but strong connection.

You can find out more about the AltRider Crash Bars for the R 1200 GS by checking out the website or watching the installation video (a feature provided for many of their products).

AltRider is a new Seattle company committed to creating the best adventure touring products available. They manufacture accessories for the BMW GS line, Suzuki V-Strom, Kawasaki Versys, and the KTM Adventure series. The AltRider website also offers valuable tools to the community, including the Rider Locator and the Ride Planner.

A Strong Solution for the BMW R 1200 GS

The AltRider Crash Bars are designed to mount to the strongest parts of the frame.
The refined satin peen finish and hidden connector allow the BMW R 1200 GS to be the center of attention.
AltRider engineers utilized the thru-bolt to create an extra secure connection to the motorcycle frame.