Actually we only intended to develop a lower mudguard for the R1200GS that allowed the tyres significantly more clearance so that the wheel did not get blocked even if there was a great deal of dirt. Eventually the mudguard became a design pièce de résistance that meets the highest demands both technically and in appearance. The mudguard goes beautifully with the motor bikes curves and the R1200GS wheel section has gained a significantly more sporty appearance. The mudguard is made of high quality black plastic. It is fitted simply by swapping it for the original.