AltRider V-Strom 650 Crash Bars
Easy Install, Looks Great
These crash bars are more expensive than the competitor's products, but after shopping around and looking a the amount of protection provided, I went with these. Installation instructions were easy to follow and start to finish it took all of 15 minutes. Look great on the bike and no noticeable change in performance or noise.
October 23, 2013
altrider crash bars
Fortunately I haven't needed to put them to the test. But if I had to there would be no doubt they would step up to the plate. I purchased the skud plate too. Ditto there also. So quality and function, excellent rating. Regarding looks they made my vstrom a much better looking machine. They were a little more involved putting them on than the video suggested. In fact it took a mehanic over an hour to assemble on my bike. Quality materials. Good looks. And peace of mind keeping that exposed oil filter safe. I believe both additions were necessary.
August 5, 2013
Overall I was very pleased with the quality of the product, the only deficit I encountered were the lack of powder coating on the several areas which while not seen unless you look for them surprised me, it appeared the coating overall was not consistently applied to the product.
Installation instructions were FANTASTIC I wish all companies wrote them that well.
I had it installed in no time and am very pleased with the design and fit, the only issue was the powder-coat was very inconsistent across the piece (thick in some places, thin in others and missing in a couple spots).
The bars are made out of stainless steel so it is not an issue for corrosion etc just the only flaw in an otherwise excellently designed product.
June 17, 2013
Great Crash Bars
The installation was very easy and the bars look great when done. All the parts and connections went exactly as the directions specified. I have a Suzuki DL650 so i selected the black version of the bars. Today I tested the bars by dropping the bike on a gravel road; everything worked out well, I picked up the bike and kept going. I would recommend these crash bars.
May 11, 2013
Great Crashbar. Perfect fit.
I bought this a little over a month ago along with the matching Altrider skidplate for my 2012 Suzuki Vstrom 650. I replaced the "Adventure" crashbar that came with the bike. This Altrider crashbar fit perfectly and mates with the frame mounts for a very secure, strong fit. The two halves went together easily at the center. Installation took all of 15 minutes and instructions were good. Altrider skidplate mated perfectly. Stainless steel construction means no rust even when I do scratch the black powdercoat finish which was also perfectly done. No complaints of regrets. Buy it. You'll love it.
August 7, 2012
Great Fit and Finish
These crash bars are high quality and the fit was spot on. Hope I don't have to use them.
December 20, 2011
Expensive, but worth the money
This is a high-end product. The design appears to be very solid and functional and the fit and finish are excellent. The install was quick and easy -- a straight bolt-up with no twisting, cutting, or modifications. The bars do not vibrate while riding as it is reported some competing products do. Would purchase again.
December 5, 2011
Great Protection and Easy Installation
After looking at various crash bars I finally made the decision to purchase the AltRider bars. They installed very easy, and fit perfectly. The quality of these bars are second to none. When I looked at them on other V-Stroms it appeared they didn't go high enough up the bike for the best protection.
After an accidental drop (on pavement) I picked the biked up and not a single scratch to the tank or side panel. These things worked great. They likely paid for themselves with just that one mishap.
I highly recommend these bars. When considering the quality, the strength, and great design, I think they are a good value for the money.
November 1, 2011