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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4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Features
3.8 / 5
Style
4.2 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.6 / 5
Durability
4.3 / 5

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:
BMW
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, 2016
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 816739 XH-DOHC In Stock: Ships next business day

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4.5 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
Features
3.8 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.2 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.6 / 5
Durability
4.3 / 5
Air Flow
4.5 / 5
Fit
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Large
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2011 BMW R1200RT
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Awesome product.
Fits great. Looks great. Super easy to install. Definitely provides enough protection to give peace of mind that the head covers will be safe in the event of a drop.
August 16, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great Value
These cylinder covers fit snug. they look great. and I hope I never have to put them to use. The bike temperature remained the same. Good product.
August 30, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Ride:
2005 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
It adds the needed protection
the covers look and fit perfectly. They add some protection and look amazing,
May 25, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
Ride:
2015 BMW R nineT R9T
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
The best option
Fits perfectly, looks awesome and you protect your bike, fits in a r ninet 1200!!
January 8, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200GS
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2013 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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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Why did you choose this?
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LOVE THE LOOK OF THE BIKE AND.. JUST IN CASE
John L on Aug 31, 2016
Loved them these are so well built and look amazing on the bike.
Ajit S on May 6, 2016
LOVE THE LOOK OF THE BIKE AND.. JUST IN CASE
John L on Aug 31, 2016
Excellent coverage versus competing covers, outstanding reputation in the BMW community, and looks great on the bike.
Benjamin W on May 29, 2016
Loved them these are so well built and look amazing on the bike.
Ajit S on May 6, 2016
looks and protection
Patrick B on Mar 24, 2016
attractive solution for protecting valve heads.
jim k on Nov 24, 2015
Great protection for the engine head of my R Nine T compared to other makes. The finish looks nearly factory standard.
PenangKia on Jul 8, 2015
Protect those heads!!
Ok on May 5, 2015
Best product on the market based on my research
Michael B on Mar 27, 2015
It loos like a decent protection for the R Nine T.
Alvin C on Dec 10, 2014
I'm scared to scratch my cylinder heads.
Vinton K on Oct 13, 2014
A well reviewed product at a favourable price point. Free shipping was a factor in the purchase.
Mike M on Jan 8, 2014
Excellent coverage versus competing covers, outstanding reputation in the BMW community, and looks great on the bike.
Benjamin W on May 29, 2016
looks and protection
Patrick B on Mar 24, 2016
is it $189 for a pair (left and right) or for just one side?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The price is for both, and worth every penny.
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...
Avszoom on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I did not need to remove the cover nor the crash bars on my 2011 GS to install the protectors.
Do you have the spark plug cover to fit this product? Seems like that would make the installation much easier...
Avszoom on Apr 12, 2015