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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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MachineartMoto X-Head DOHC 4.9 5 12 12
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. http://youtu.be/2UHU4ZQ2C_Q 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
Nice product These give excellent coverage of the head area. They are heavily built for a plastic product. The inner cushion fits perfectly. They are prettier than crash bars on a street bike. If you go down hard enough to bust these you are probably not walking away so you will have more serious things to worry about. Don't be neurotic just ride the thing! January 29, 2013
Must have item Having had an R1150R that suffered scratches on one of the cylinder head covers due to a minor kiss with asphalt, these were the first item on my shopping list for my new R1200GS. I considered all other guards available but felt these were the best option for protection and looks. Fitting was easy, just a little effort required because of the thread lock on the bolts, and I am pleased with the result. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. Hopefully I will never have to test the true nature of their durability. Highly recommended. December 4, 2012
Good product A bit of a tight fit, but following the proper sequence, was all doable. Nice fit, good look. And expect I will only use them as cosmetic enhancements . Note: I spent more time taking off something like 20 side panel screws on the 2012 R1200RT that the part install June 25, 2012
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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
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