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  • 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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4.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.8 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
4.6 / 5

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  •  Fits Liquid Cooled models only
This Product Fits:
BMW
R1200GS 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
R1200GS Adventure 2014, 2015, 2016
R1200R 2015, 2016
R1200RS 2015, 2016
R1200RT 2014, 2015, 2016
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 948386 XH-12GS-LC In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.8 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
5.0 / 5
Comfort
3.0 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.8 / 5
Fit & Finish
5.0 / 5
Durability
4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS
I started using it when I ride off road and dropped the bike 3 times already.

Its very durable, it covers 3/4 of the engine head which is a big feature.
The only problem is you need to scrap the left side cover if you have SW-Motech crash bar for less than an inch. Otherwise it doesn't fit to install.

If you have no crash bar, no problem, installation is very easy.

Thanks.
August 9, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
A must have for all airheads
I added these wonderful covers to my 2015 R1200RTWC, with the hope I never have to use them. However, Murphy and his laws witll at some point appear to prove that "it will happen, just a mater of time".

The install took honestly 10 mins to complete both sides. two hex bolts off, cover on, replace one hex and tighten the other (keep your factory hex bolt JIC).

Perfect fit! Great protection (BTW new head BMW covers are $1,500), and beats all other options on the market.

Now would install these on my dirt GS? no. They might work (not testing them) to protect a large rock hit, but then again I use steal bars to protect everything else on the GS, these belong on a street bike, that might get knocked over in the garage or a slow speed drop in a parking lot, these are not sliders people!

Great Product MachineartMoto!!!!
August 31, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Quality protection
I purchased this set to mitigate potential damage in a tip-over. The produce is well-made but a bit expensive for plastic and rubber. I cannot attest to the protection and I have no desire to find out.
April 26, 2016
Ride:
2016 BMW R1200RS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Great product
Looks good, great protection (rubber pad inside) easy to install
August 30, 2016
Ride:
2016 BMW R1200GS
Great product easy install
After struggling to install some lights on my bike, this was a breeze. Looks great on the bike and watching the youtube video for the install made it very easy. Took about 15 minutes. Gives me a bit of piece of mind until I get my engine crash bars.
September 14, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
For those who do not want crash bars (or do)
I found this to be the right fit for my needs. 80% tarmac/20% gravel mountain roads. Easy install, fit nice and look good. Sure protection is minimal but it's better than nothing. If you have a slow low side fall, tip the bike over or hit a branch here and there, this is where these help. Oh, did I mention they good too(I did).
August 30, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Solid and looks great!
Very easy installation while following along with video. Looks great and feels very durable.
September 15, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fair price for a good product
Good quality overall, easy to install, protects and fits as promissed. Good value for the money.
October 5, 2015
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
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Awwww. Perfect for my bmw 1200 gs
jorge p on Sep 7, 2016
AGAIN GO FOR THE GOOD LOOK AND PEACE OF MIND
John L on Aug 31, 2016
Awwww. Perfect for my bmw 1200 gs
jorge p on Sep 7, 2016
Company reputation
MikeDamien on Sep 1, 2016
AGAIN GO FOR THE GOOD LOOK AND PEACE OF MIND
John L on Aug 31, 2016
Sweet protection!
Take a look at the Machineart product video.
P J on Aug 20, 2016
Good reviews. Impressed with the bike drop video and seem easy to fit after watching the video. Great price, look like they are good quality and stylish.
E S on Jun 17, 2016
beats crash bars on a gentleman's sport bike
Gary S on Jun 15, 2016
Reviews, will not fir if Touratech crash bar supports are installed.
George T on Feb 22, 2016
Was recommended by several other off -road riders
Stephen D on Feb 15, 2016
I chose this because I have already marked up both valve covers in get-offs while off-roading. Even with lower crash bars on they will not protect the valve covers since we don't ride on flat surfaces. These are a must.
Mark M on Jan 29, 2016
A little peace of mind in case of a sloppy drop.
goatboy on Dec 25, 2015
I'm a victim of the drops. it's a new bike and wish I did this months ago. Good way of covering up the scratches.
JAMES E on Oct 26, 2015
good reviews
Joe J on Oct 3, 2015
It can be used combined with the OEM crash bar.
Renato F on Sep 18, 2015
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
M C on Aug 9, 2015
price and looks and revews
wesley p on Aug 8, 2015
reviews and cost
Michael P on Jul 21, 2015
Demo videos on machineartmoto web site are compelling!
DAVID O on Jul 21, 2015
MAM.... the 'gold" standard of stylish protection!
John L on Jun 16, 2015
New bike needs classy looking guards. Not a fan of crash bars though so cylinder head guards are the only way to go.
Ioan I on Apr 30, 2015
Awesome protection and individual look.
Charles H on Apr 25, 2015
Protect rocker cover damage in tip over
Julian S on Feb 15, 2015
Recommended by a friend.
Daniel P on Jan 20, 2015
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!
Darius D on Dec 4, 2014
MachineartMoto valve cover protectors worked well on my last BMW boxer Hexhead, so I'm installing a pair on my new R1200GSW.
John W on Aug 24, 2014
For a better protection the crash bars always leave a space in between were a rock can come trought and damage the cylinder head.
Jose R M on Jul 29, 2014
ease of installation
Joseph K on Jun 27, 2014
Company reputation
MikeDamien on Sep 1, 2016
Sweet protection!
Take a look at the Machineart product video.
P J on Aug 20, 2016
Hi

Will these fit the R nine T?
Xavier L on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Has anyone tried these with OEM water cooled R1200GS Adv. crash bars?
I know Machineart Moto has info on it, I just would like to know if anyone has tried it in real life yet.

x-head_lc-fitment-with-oem-crash-bars
William A on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Easy to install and good fit.
Will these fit with Hepco and Becker lower crash bars installed?
Jason G on Sep 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They fit very close to cylinder head I don't see why they would not fit with h&b or BMW guards,
Have you installed the Machineart cylinder head covers under a set of Touratech engine crash bars? Please comment if you know whether or not these covers interfere with the installation of crash bars other than those offered by BMW.
R12RIDER on Jul 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't have crash bars, so I can't answer that question. I do know that I love the covers and they already saved me tons of money following a stupid parking lot drop a couple of months ago! I also like their appearance, as well. Good luck!