Givi TN355 Engine Guards Super Tenere XT1200Z 2010-2012
I had to rate all features of this product to the maximum grade, despite of the fact that I think all extreme opinions to have little credibility. But in this case I have no alternatives but to do that. I dropped my bike twice and this product really did it's job. It held the impact (the first one was really strong), didn't break or got bent or scratched. Simply amazing.
I think it looks way better than competitive protectors and matched perfectly my Givi auxiliary lights.
I really recommend this one.
October 24, 2013
Excellant value compared to competive products
Some connecting welds need to be dressed a little better. Installation instructions need to be updated with torque values of mounting bolts. But is an excellent value for the money!
April 22, 2013
The Givi engine guard is an excellent buy! The guard came with everything needed for a quick and painless installation, every nut, bolt, and washer. The fit was great; there was no bending, or prying to get holes to align. I really can’t comment about performance or durability since it’s only been on my bike for about a month (it looks very durable). I decided to go with the Givi for my Tenere because of the price and appearance. It would be very difficult justifying what other manufacturers are charging for their guards after seeing, and installing the Givi.
I highly recommended the Givi if you’re looking for a well made engine guard, and not a lot of glitz.
March 28, 2013
OK, but may change for something else later
I have used Givi crash bars before. In the case of the DL1000 they performed very well and the design seemed sensible. In the case of the Super Tenere, it is a bit more questionable. This may be in part du to the way the body of the motorcycle is designed. Givi had to deal with the attachement points provided by Yamaha. All in all, it will do better than no protection, but how it will handle a hard fall is something I hope I never get to see.
March 12, 2013
To me, a good addition to the bike. The protection seems good and installation was easy enough (I have no mechanical training). I had to buy an extra long 6 mm allen wrench with a T-handle ($6) to reach 4 of the bolts inside the tubing, but that was it. I had read on the forums that some people had trouble installing the central part of the guard, but was not an issue for me. Just leave the bolts of the side guards loose at first and make sure to thread the holes on the central portion of the guard into the corresponding fixed pins protruding from the S-shaped brackets before bolting it in place and you will have no problems...I didn´t!
March 4, 2013
Well worth the money
This is the first product I have ever purchased from GIVI. The price was too attractive compared to other engine guards I decided to give it a try.
Installation was pretty simple but I would recommended not following the order given in the instructions. Install the brackets to the engine mount in the front first. leave everything loose then install the guards....it makes it a lot easier to assemble the bracket on the front first then install it on the bike as well. If you follow that order it is a snap to put on.
The guard itself seem pretty sturdy, Only time will tell I hope I never have to test these for strength.
If you ride serious off road you may want to look into something more substantial but for touring and light off pavement...these should do the trick.
January 28, 2013
Givi Crash Bars = good value
Easy install as others have outlined.
Looks good on bike, hopefully never have to test their strength !! :>)
November 15, 2012
Best bang for the buck
You can get crash bars that cost three times as much. but nothing even come close in this area for bang for the buck and they look good as well. Many have these and have fallen over and they work fine. These are not made for sliding down the highway at 70 miles a hour but they will catch the slow fall over without any problem they can handle the slow crawl over rocky rutted roads as you most likely wont be doing 60 mph at that time . They are good tie down points for hauling the bike in a truck. For price they are the best for normal use. If I was doing the Dakar I would go with Altriders
but Im traveling the back trails for camping and touring not world racing
May 28, 2012