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MachineartMoto X-Head v3
  • MachineartMoto X-Head v3
  • MachineartMoto X-Head v3
  • MachineartMoto X-Head v3
  • MachineartMoto X-Head v3
  • MachineartMoto X-Head v3

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MachineartMoto X-Head for BMW R1200/R1200R

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.

Sold in pairs.


Fitment Notes & Exceptions

X-Heads fit with BMW OEM, Touratech, SW Motech, Adventure Designs crash bar extensions 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.

This Product Fits:
R1200GS 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200GS Adventure 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200GS HP2 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200R 20052010
R1200RT 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200S 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200ST 2005, 2006, 2007
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 816740 XH-3.0 Out of Stock


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MachineartMoto X-Head v3 4.9 5 13 13
Looks and Protection I've not laid the bike over since installing these but perhaps I've scared the gremlins away. It gives the bike a mad max look. Installation was easy except my engine guard required a little pushing to get past. December 7, 2015
Simply Awesome! These are easy to install, 3 screws. They come with new screws to replace the existing screws that are slightly longer to accommodate the guards. The screw holes have metal collars inside to support the guards. The finish of the guards looks great, has a slight texture that I wonder how will look as they get dirty and how hard it will be to clean. So far I like them a lot. They are tall, higher on the valve covers than other guards - which I like for more protection. I had no trouble fitting them behind SW-Tech Rally engine guards. October 5, 2015
Excellent Product It's not uncommon for protective pieces to cost more than the parts they protect, especially on a BMW motorcycle. I prefer these cylinder guards over any other competing product because of their price, coverage area, material strength, clean OEM-like fit and ease of installation. I highly recommend these Machine Art Moto cylinder guards. September 8, 2015
Great product Easy to fit and provides better protection to the cylinder head than other comparable products on the market. Hope it never has to be used but nice to know it's there just in case! May 12, 2014
Best head guard out there I got these for my 1200gs when I did a make over to make it more dirt worthy ..put the bike in a ditch not long after sliding on the crash bars ..the crash bars flexed so much they came up to the head, but with the Machinear tMoto X-Head guards No damage!! I would not do any real dirt with out them!! what rocks? Eric in nor cal January 20, 2014
Great Protection, does not detract from the looks of the bike I wanted to find cylinder head protectors for my BMW R1200R that didn't look like a roll cage around the engine, but that would offer full coverage in case of a tip-over. I have the Machineartmoto Mud Sling on my bike and like the quality and practicality, so I tried these cylinder covers. They are made of a heavy-gauge plastic material that feels heavy and substantial. The outside finish has a lot of texture that looks like it would hide minor abrasions to themselves in the case of a simple tip-over. They also feature rubber pads on the inside surface to stand-off from the cylinder head cover without rubbing the finish. Before buying them, I queried some people on a BMW message board who had installed them, and they said that when they removed them thousands of miles later to do maintenance, that the rubber pads hadn't hurt the paint finish of the head covers either - I don't want the part that's supposed to protect the cylinder head to damage it in the process! Simple installation with provided screws, and they compliment the looks of the bike. Took about ten minutes. I can say that I did some "durability testing." Unfortunately, I had a tip-over while stopped when I was jumped by a large runaway dog. I lost my footing, and wasn't able to keep the bike from going over on the right side. While it was a slow, stopped tip-over, the Machineartmoto guards did their job and kept any part of the actual bike from touching the ground. Picking the bike back up, the abrasion damage to the covers was so minimal that it's too hard to notice to want to replace them. Great product! November 18, 2013
Great product! Great product. Much better than the BMW OEM cylinder covers because they offer a lot more protection coverage and they have a nicer finish. August 26, 2013
Thick material, good coverage My BMW OEM guard snapped to bits and my cylinder head got all scratched up on a 2mph slide on a muddy road. If I had had these, I wouldn't have had any scratching. These guards might not have snapped, either. The machinemotoart guards have way more coverage and are nice enough to cover the rash that I incurred. Revzilla shipped fast! March 4, 2013
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