These crash bars have been adapted specially for the R1200GS design. The lines and forms of the refined boxer engine have been used again and incorporated beautifully into the whole appearance of the motor cycle. In spite of the fact that they are so good to look at、 they are certainly one of the best crash bars on the market because with these crash bars not only is the cylinder protected but also the engine housing stabilised in quite a special way because of a bridge construction with a predetermined point of inflection. As a result、 in most falls there is not such a great strain on this fastening screw thread and the engine housing remains intact - it would、 of course、 be a shame if the valve cover was protected but the engine housing destroyed. The connecting bar is also very robustly designed because of additional supports on the main frame and can take such greater stresses and forces. The crash bars are made of non-rust stainless steel. The R1200GS really neds this high-quality、 refined material. It is very easy and quick to fit. Most necessary maintenance work can be done without removing the crash bars. Can be fitted with the Touratech aluminium cylinder guard (item no. 044-0360 ).