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MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R
  • MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R - Black
  • MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R - Black
  • MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R

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MachineartMoto X-Head for Water Cooled BMW R1200GS / R1200GSA / R1200RT / R1200R / R1200RS

X-Head Cylinder Guards provide wide coverage in a tough, 5mm thick stylish shape that protects the vulnerable magnesium valve covers of R1200 hexhead engines.  When a bike is dropped, even at a standstill, a cylinder first hits the ground at its front corner, then rolls onto its face before settling back down on the lower edge. The wide coverage X-Head design protects both the valve and spark plug covers. Openings in the face are designed-in to provide air flow over the valve cover, while the molded-in texture at the bottom will help hide minor abrasion.

X-Heads are molded in a high temperature resistant nylon and installation takes five minutes - slightly longer on RT’s - with included stainless steel bolts. The bolt threads are coated with Nyloc thread locking patch to keep the bolts from loosening.

If your crash bars have had an impact, check that there is still a minimum of 15mm clearance between the crash bars and the X-Heads.

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Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  •  Fits Liquid Cooled models only
This Product Fits:
R1200GS 2013, 2014, 2015
R1200GS Adventure 2014, 2015
R1200R 2015
R1200RS 2015, 2016
R1200RT 2014, 2015
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MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R 5 5 9 9
Great quality product that looks good. There are a lot of ways your cylinder heads could get scratched. Car door in the next parking spot, teenage daughter w/golf cart in garage, tip over, slide, etc. When I have my umbrella, it doesn't rain. Once you put these on, you reduce the risk of all the above, but even if they do happen, your cylinders are safe. These are made from a very dense, solid, excellent quality material. They look good installed on the bike, and installation is pretty simple. I highly recommend. I'd still add crash bars though. August 22, 2015
Easy Install, Great Protection, but Pricey There are a few alternatives for the protection of the BMW "Wethead's" cylinders. These seemed like the right solution to me, i.e. comprehensive coverage with an attractive material. They're robust enough to do the job, very easy to install (15 min. or less) but expensive. August 10, 2015
Attractive alternative to BMW and other head guards Bought these for my 2014 R1200RT. The instructions are easy to follow, and the install is very simple. I didn't like that look of crash bars on an RT, so opted for the head cover/guard idea, and I think the X heads are the best looking of the bunch. August 3, 2015
Look Good, Hope I Never Have to Use Them! I liked the looks of these cylinder head guards better than the metal type or the engine bars. They were easy to install and from what I've seen in videos, provide good protection in the event the bike tips over at a stop. I don't know how much protection they would offer at speed in a crash but I hope I never find out! :) July 23, 2015
Excellent Quality After viewing the installation video on the machine art moto's web site I was able to install this product myself in less than 30 minutes for both sides. I have other products from this company and endorse everything they make. You won't be disappointed! June 8, 2015
Simple and Easy Easy to install only draw back was the torque wrench setting. They look really nice on th cyclinder. March 11, 2015
Best Cylinder Head Guards out there Buy these quick, before you lose your balance while adjusting your mirror with the wrong hand and you drop your bike in your driveway, marring your new bike's cylinder head. I installed the hexhead version of these on my 2007 bike and didn't buy them soon enough for my 2014. They are far superior to the OEM cylinder head guards from BMW. I had the OEM guards on my 2007, and those break off in a flash and contribute to damaging your cylinder heads. The machineartmoto guards are very substantial, are less likely to break off and will do a much better job protecting your cylinder heads from damage than OEM guards or expensive 3rd party metal ones. That said, I would not consider these a replacement for crash bars. Get both. The only downside of the machineartmoto guards is that you need to use one of the cylinder head bolts to attach them, and as a result, you will need a torque wrench to properly re-tighten the cylinder head bolt as part of your install. There's an excellent video on YouTube of someone at machineartmoto installing these on a bike. ** Double check by searching the web that these guards will fit with your engine protection bars. Some engine protection bars fit more snugly than others. September 29, 2014
Cheaper, Better, Head Protection Cheaper, lighter, and better head protection than big metal crash bars. Looks much better too in my opinion. Installation was very fast and easy; less than 15 minutes. Save yourself some cash, get these. September 15, 2014
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MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
M C: I love how it looks, I am starting to customize my R1200RT and I wanted to do with this X-Head that makes a big difference. Thanks Aug 9, 2015
wesley p: price and looks and revews Aug 8, 2015
Michael P: reviews and cost Jul 21, 2015
DAVID O: Demo videos on machineartmoto web site are compelling! Jul 21, 2015
John L: MAM.... the 'gold" standard of stylish protection! Jun 16, 2015
Ioan I: New bike needs classy looking guards. Not a fan of crash bars though so cylinder head guards are the only way to go. Apr 30, 2015
Charles H: Awesome protection and individual look. Apr 25, 2015
Julian S: Protect rocker cover damage in tip over Feb 15, 2015
Daniel P: Recommended by a friend. Jan 20, 2015
Darius D: Had a slow speed fall while on a trail so outside of future protection it also covered up some scratches on the valve cover. I also purchased the AltRider Crash Bars and these fit very well with them. They even look better in person - smart part! Dec 4, 2014
John W: MachineartMoto valve cover protectors worked well on my last BMW boxer Hexhead, so I'm installing a pair on my new R1200GSW. Aug 24, 2014
Jose R M: For a better protection the crash bars always leave a space in between were a rock can come trought and damage the cylinder head. Jul 29, 2014
Joseph K: ease of installation Jun 27, 2014
Xavier L asked: Hi

Will these fit the R nine T?
Jun 5, 2015
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Kim R: No it won't fit your R nine T. You need the one that fits the oil cooled BMW. Any 2010-2013 hex head style will fit your R nine T. Check the machine art web site to make sure you will order the correct one.
Jun 5, 2015
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Preston F: No they will not. The RnineT is the oil cooled engine. These are for the Liquid cooled engine. The heads are different. Search for your model. But they are awesome! You just need the ones to fit yours! Jun 5, 2015
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Robert E: These are model specific parts and yes, I believe they do make them for the R nine T (cool bike, btw). You may want to call Revzilla customer service to make sure you're ordering the right part number. Jun 5, 2015
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Matt D: These are for the wet head, the nine t is the oil head. They make them for the oil head as well but they are a different model. Jun 5, 2015
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Jeffrey O: No. They make them for that bike but this specific part will not fit. I believe the '12 GS will fit Jun 5, 2015
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Kevin Q: I don't believe so , I was lead to believe the moto X covers are for the water cooled motor only ! Jun 5, 2015
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Patrick D: I believe they share the same motor and if so, the guards would fit. Jun 11, 2015
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Darren C: I don't think this model will work on the R nine T..... Jun 5, 2015
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Jason G asked: Will these fit with Hepco and Becker lower crash bars installed? Sep 26, 2014
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Sylwester L: They fit very close to cylinder head I don't see why they would not fit with h&b or BMW guards, Sep 26, 2014
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Sergio C: Sorry I'm not using crash bar Sep 28, 2014
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