AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL
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  • AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL - Black
  • AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL - Black
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  • AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL - Silver
  • AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL - Silver
  • AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL - Silver
  • AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL - Silver
  • AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL - Silver

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AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL Videos

AltRider Crash Bars for BMW K1600 GT/GTL

The BMW K1600 GT/GTL is a beast of a bike that requires hefty support to stand up to its size. 

AltRider’s in-house design team took a careful analysis of the center of gravity of the bike, and the ability to distribute the robust load on impact. In the case of an accidental tip-over, the cross bar distributes the load  from one side to the other, relieving pressure from the existing mounting points to the other side of the bike. The connector bar adds significant strength to the design, effectively connecting into the threaded and blind boss on each side which provides 2 more locations for distributing impact.

The assembly for these engine protection bars is moved out 1.75” and up 2” from the original OEM design. Two reasons for this unique design change:

  • This design provides a higher resting angle when the bike is on its side, allowing a rider to pick the bike up after it falls on its side. Unlike boxer motors, the K1600 will lie almost flat, making it difficult to even pick up the bike. The higher point of the bar will stop the bike from rolling over further, making it manageable for a single operator to upright the bike. This will minimize the damage to the upper fairings, windshield, mirrors, and handlebars.
  • The current OEM engine bars are placed very low on the frame and become a pivot point causing a falling bike to continue to topple over onto the upper fairings. AltRider's design halts this problem with the enlargement of the AltRider bars, preventing the bike from rolling over further in any crash or stationary drop. 

Features:

  • Manufactured in America
  • Stunning shot peen finish in silver or black
  • Precision manufactured mounts bolts up effortlessly
  • Hand TIG welded, yielding extra strength
  • Quality stainless construction resists rust or oxidation
  • 1 inch stainless steel tubing

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4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.6 / 5
Durability
4.5 / 5

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  • Not recommended for 2013 and newer GTL models as the crash bars may interfere with the aux lights
This Product Fits:
BMW
K1600GT 2011, 2012, 2013
K1600GTL 2011, 2012
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4.7 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.6 / 5
Durability
4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Worth it!
I installed the ADV Crash Bars just in case I tipped my new K1600GT over, and sure enough, I did. I stopped awkwardly on a road that declined right to left, and I couldn't stop all 700lbs of bike from falling over using only one leg, so I basically set it down. The bars made lifting the bike back up much easier and the only damage the bike has to show for it is some scrapes on the crash bar and a tiny scuff on the left side bag. These bars are quite a bit less expensive than replacing one of those bags, so it's absolutely a worthwhile investment.
August 3, 2015
Ride:
2012 BMW K1600GT
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
This product is of excellent quality.
The Crash bars installed with minimum of difficulty. They fit as advertised, look good, and appear as though they will provide the desired protection in avent of a fall over.
December 24, 2012
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Nice craftsmanship.
They installed very easily. The video was a lot better than the paper instructions. Everything went smoothly and they look awesome. They look like they were designed with, not for, the bike.
May 13, 2013
Ride:
2012 BMW K1600GTL
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Crash Bars
Comes with mount for aux lights if desired. Certainly a selling point for the product. Directions were simple and easy and several videos demonstrating installation.

I hope I never have to test them. I don't question that they would perform flawlessly.
June 22, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2012 BMW K1600GT
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great set of bars
Great set of bars. Was a tight fit, but that was easily overcome and the guys at ALTrider were awesome - they answered the phone quickly and offered advice.
I also installed the Ilium Highway Pegs - a PERFECT combination.
July 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Essential accessory for this bike.
A very clever design of a lower crash bar for the BMW K1600GT. Its purpose is to prevent damage in a tip over of this relatively heavy bike, but goes a step further. It will facilitate uprighting what is a heavy bike, something I might not be able to do by myself without the leverage that the bar provides. The bars blends well with the bike and fitted perfectly. They do not look like impeding servicing of the bike.
September 17, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Easy install and looks good.
Took longer to get the four plastic parts of than it did to install the product. It looks really good and install instructions were easy to use.
April 1, 2013
Ride:
2012 BMW K1600GT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Just what I was looking for
Easy to install. Can't say how effective it is and hope I never do. Looks great. I will probable purchase hi way pegs soon.Side note:I dropped the bike in my trailer because of a faulty tie down. I attempted to lift it and threw my back out.dont know why BMW doesn't make this standard equipment.
August 6, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Save your Bmw and save your Money.
Great engine guard first day I had it on ,some great kids in my town knocked it over . All it did was scrach the guard a little didnt even touch the engine. Please keep the great products coming. kliffhngr
November 25, 2012
Ride:
2012 BMW K1600GTL
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
A well made product.
These highway bars fit the bike perfectly and were easy to install. The satin SS finish matches my K1600 GTL finishes very well. I like the way the auxiliary lights bolt directly to the bars.
July 31, 2013
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It looks great on my bike
Mugs on Oct 20, 2015
Need them. Hope I never NEED them.
Wayne B on Nov 25, 2013
It looks great on my bike
Mugs on Oct 20, 2015
Excellent reviews on many different forums.
John B on Mar 16, 2015
Need them. Hope I never NEED them.
Wayne B on Nov 25, 2013
Very good~!
fang z on Oct 18, 2013
Call it fate for my BMW K1600 GTL. I had the bars for one week and decided to practice small circles in front of the house. Unfortunately, too slow and too much tilt; bike dropped. No damage to fairing and because of the bar angle I was able to pick up easily (before anyone saw me). Surprisingly, there were no scratches to the bars. The bars saved me from thousands of dollars in damage. Fate was kind.
WAYNE C J on Sep 24, 2013
Fit and function
RICHARD F on Aug 9, 2013
Excellent reviews on many different forums.
John B on Mar 16, 2015
Very good~!
fang z on Oct 18, 2013
If not, what is the OD of the tubing?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: AltRider do not currently have auxilary foot pegs to add to the Engine Protection bars. The OD is 1" tubing.