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MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC
  • MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC
  • MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC
  • MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC
  • MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC
  • MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC

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MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC Engine Guard for BMW R1200 / R1200GS / R nineT

X-Head DOHC covers 80% of the face of the cylinder head to protect not only the bottom initial impact area in a drop, but also the upper part of the cylinder head. Even in a driveway drop, the inertia of a fall may cause a bike to roll briefly onto the face of the cylinder before it settles down on its bottom edge. X-Heads cover more area than OEM and other aftermarket head guards.

X-Head DOHC are molded in a DuPont "SuperTough" nylon selected for its blend of high-impact strength, temperature and UV stabilization. The injection molded shell is designed to give slightly in the event of an impact to prevent breakage. Between it and the cylinder head is a 7mm thick thermoplastic rubber liner that aids in dissipating impact force while preventing hard contact with the cylinder.

Each side mounts via the included 3 stainless steel fasteners coated with Nyloc thread locking compound to assure a tight installation.

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.

Sold in pairs.


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Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  • X-Heads fit with BMW OEM, Adventure Designs crash bar extensions, Touratech, SW Motech, and Hepco Becker crash bars. They do not fit with Z-Tecknik bars. If your bars fit BMW's OEM cylinder guards, they will fit with the X-Heads
  • Fits 2013 R1200GS Adventure models
  • Will not fit 2013 R1200GS Water Cooled models
This Product Fits:
R1200GS 2010, 2011, 2012
R1200GS Adventure 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
R1200GS HP2 2010, 2011, 2012
R1200R 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
R1200RT 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
R nineT R9T 2014, 2015
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Super easy to install Installed on my 2012 BMW GS 1200, installed in a just a few minutes.... take out 3 bolts, screw in 3 bolts, then torque them to 7lbs. Fit perfectly. I don't know about durability, but it seems to be a very high quality device. Would highly recommend to anyone. September 21, 2015
easy to install and looks great fast delivery easy to install and great finish. looks awsome July 29, 2015
Looks good and protects I have a 2010 R1200RT, put these on to help protect the heads, they were easy to install, I have ridden with them on and don't see any increase in heat from the engine. May 25, 2015
Save Those Expensive BMW Valve Covers Much less expensive than BMW, Wunderlich, and other German manufacturers of these products. Highly recommend purchasing and especially from Revzilla because of discounts. March 2, 2015
A bit of an installation product I bought these for my 2011 R 1200 RT and the guards fit extremely well and don't detract from the bikes look at all (IMO). It is a bit of an installation project, since all the tupperware needs to come off on both sides, but here is a link that gives you a step by step process that made it easy. Hope that helps. May 12, 2014
Money well spent for added peace of mind. I was worried that they'd be flimsy or cheap in appearance, but the reviews I've read are spot on. They seamlessly tie into the styling of the boxer engine and are much better looking than other cylinder covers I've seen. Installation takes a little elbow grease to align all the holes properly. April 10, 2014
Very easy to install, good material Very easy to install, good material Very new for me so, it is impossible to know the durability March 31, 2014
Good looking and valuable These really set the gray valve covers and black heads off nicely (aesthetics) on my R1200R (2011). I haven't "tested" them out - thankfully, but I had them installed prior to an advanced riders course last week and had more confidence during the course (i.e., not worrying about dropping the bike on the valve covers). They were tight on installation, as you need to push the rubber a bit. That is good though as they are very secure. May 27, 2013
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Nicholas T: Great protection for the engine head of my R Nine T compared to other makes. The finish looks nearly factory standard. Jul 8, 2015
Douglas R: Protect those heads!! May 5, 2015
Michael B: Best product on the market based on my research Mar 27, 2015
Alvin C: It loos like a decent protection for the R Nine T. Dec 10, 2014
Vinton K: I'm scared to scratch my cylinder heads. Oct 13, 2014
Mike M: A well reviewed product at a favourable price point. Free shipping was a factor in the purchase. Jan 8, 2014
Anthony S asked: Do you have to remove the spark plug cover to fit this product? Seems like that would make the installation much easier, since the fit is so tight... Apr 12, 2015
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Anthony S asked: Do you have the spark plug cover to fit this product? Seems like that would make the installation much easier... Apr 12, 2015
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