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

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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. 


  • 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


Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  • Not recommended for 2013 and newer GTL models as the crash bars may interfere with the aux lights
This Product Fits:
K1600GT 2011, 2012, 2013
K1600GTL 2011, 2012
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 828017 K611-2-1000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver 828016 K611-0-1000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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AltRider Crash Bars BMW K1600 GT / GTL 4.7 5 17 17
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
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
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
Excelent Product Very easy to install and the product is very well designed to match the bike. Good value for the money and I'd highly recommend this to a friend. April 21, 2014
Easy to install and well engineered. The bars are an improvement on the OEM bars and are well made. March 3, 2014
Easy Installation I chose this crash bar based on the good reviews and the need to have the added protection. The protection is mostly for those 0 mph tipovers. Unfortunately I've had those on past bikes. The installation was very easy. The instruction included with the bars were very complete and easy to follow. The finish on the bars is a mat surface and goes well with the finish on the K1600 engine. The bars have never caused any operation issues. If you are dragging these bars you're pushing this bike well beyond it's intended use. I hope I never have to test the strength and capability of the bars, but I feel much better knowing that they are there. I highly recommend these crash bars. K1600GTL October 14, 2013
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
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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