Due to the position of the boxer engine of the R1200GS、 unlike on other motorbikes、 the manifolds are far over to the outside、 completely free and exposed. Travelling over rough and smooth、 there is always a risk of scratching a manifold on something or getting stuck. The consequences - dents、 scratches or、 in the worst case scenario、 holes. We have the solution: the heat protection shield by Touratech provides optimum protection for the manifold. A useful and inexpensive accessory that usually pays for itself the first time it’s used. This heat shield is made from laser-cut stainless steel. The design blends perfectly with the overall look of the new R1200GS.