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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.

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Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.5 / 5
Durability
4.8 / 5

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:
BMW
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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4.9 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.5 / 5
Durability
4.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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.<br><br>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!<br><br>Simple installation with provided screws, and they compliment the looks of the bike. Took about ten minutes.<br><br>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.<br><br>Great product!
November 18, 2013
Ride:
2007 BMW R1200R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
2005 R1200RT
Easy install. Haven't tested it yet with the misfortune of dropping the bike but it looks like it could absorb a slow drop without damage to the head cover.
March 28, 2012
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2007 BMW R1200R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great protection
Recently involved in a traffic accident which unfortunately totaled my GS...the bike went airborne -flipped side to side and cartwheeled...the X Heads stayed intact-no fractures or breaks in these covers....will install them on my new GS when it arrives
August 3, 2012
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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.<br><br>Revzilla shipped fast!
March 4, 2013
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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!!<br>what rocks?<br>Eric in nor cal
January 20, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
2 / 5
Great looking engine protectors
Looks to be a very durable product for protecting BMW engine valve covers. They really look good on the bike, but too bad they cannot come in a silver color to match the engine color. The install is not easy. Both sides of the plastic have to come off on a R1200RT to get these covers on. So, plan your time accordingly.
April 16, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great protection for R1200GS.
Very well made product. I gave it a "Good" on installation because they fit so snug. You really need to exert force to get the hole from the engine guard to line up with the corresponding hole on the engine that the screws go into. There are 3 screws, and putting the last screw in takes quite a bit of effort. From what I've read, you cannot use "crash bars" if you have these engine guards on.
March 26, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2007 BMW R1200GS
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I want the head protected without the gaudy crash bars wrapped around my elegant hex head. The price being much less than the cost of the valve cover. The extensive coverage that will protect if the bike rolls over all the way which mine has.
TommyTFC on Sep 12, 2015
I need it to protect my bike from potential damage to cylinder, cover existing touch up from previous owners damage. I like its greater topside coverage area encase of lay-down were the bike continues to roll before settling at rest. the cover is attractive and textured which will hide any scuffing. Product has gotten good reviews. Post purchase: I regret I had the occasion to use it. It worked. And Well. Very glad I bought it!
Lew S on Feb 17, 2015
I want the head protected without the gaudy crash bars wrapped around my elegant hex head. The price being much less than the cost of the valve cover. The extensive coverage that will protect if the bike rolls over all the way which mine has.
TommyTFC on Sep 12, 2015
I HAVE PURCHASED THIS PRODUCTS BEFORE FOR A PREVIOUS BIKE. THEY ARE GOOD. THEY LOOK VERY NICE ON THE BIKE AND VERY EASY TO INSTALL.
Remigio M on Aug 6, 2015
I need it to protect my bike from potential damage to cylinder, cover existing touch up from previous owners damage. I like its greater topside coverage area encase of lay-down were the bike continues to roll before settling at rest. the cover is attractive and textured which will hide any scuffing. Product has gotten good reviews. Post purchase: I regret I had the occasion to use it. It worked. And Well. Very glad I bought it!
Lew S on Feb 17, 2015
I picked this item because I ripped the OEM BMW aluminum Valve cover guard off over the weekend and researching lead me to this product. combined with pending hepco and becker crash guard should resolve any problems. (and I also read there could be clearance issues using factory cover guards with the crash bars while these should fit.
Curt L on Mar 26, 2014
I tipped my bike over and the BMW OEM cylinder guards snapped off and my heads got scratched up. I bought these as replacements. If I had had them, they probably wouldn't have broke off, and even if they had, these guards would have protected the heads much better. These are many times better than the BMW OEM guards.
David M on Feb 26, 2014
I saw my buddies go down because of black ice and it scared me so I thought I better protect my RT just in case.
Catharine H on Dec 24, 2013
Recently purchased a 2010 r1200r. Owner before me laid it down and broke the left side OEM guard and scratched the cylinder head cover - this should hide the aesthetic damage to the cover
Trevor D on Aug 30, 2013
I HAVE PURCHASED THIS PRODUCTS BEFORE FOR A PREVIOUS BIKE. THEY ARE GOOD. THEY LOOK VERY NICE ON THE BIKE AND VERY EASY TO INSTALL.
Remigio M on Aug 6, 2015
I picked this item because I ripped the OEM BMW aluminum Valve cover guard off over the weekend and researching lead me to this product. combined with pending hepco and becker crash guard should resolve any problems. (and I also read there could be clearance issues using factory cover guards with the crash bars while these should fit.
Curt L on Mar 26, 2014
Does it fit with the BMW NineT engine?
Ricardo C on May 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Doesn't look like it to me. Altogether different cam cover.
Will these fit a 2013 r1200r ?
Fred R on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Gidday Fred,

Sorry mate,I can't say for sure. If you are happy that the engine in your R1200r has the same oilhead architecture as my 2008 Megamoto, then you should be good to go, but please check that first.

BTW, the product is awesome, looks great and fits up very easily.
It fit with BMW r9t?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Think that might be the X-Head DOHC, but might be best to confirm first. I have the v3 on my R12GS and love them.
on 2008 R1200RT with a Wunderlich Engine Protection Bar.
(see picture link below)
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=WA&Product_Code=8160735-736&Screen=SCRNSHOT&scrnshot_offset=2
A shopper on Jan 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: In speaking directly with MachineartMoto, they recommend a minimum clearance of 15mm between your head cover and the protection bar.
Hello,
Will theese fit on my 2014 r1200r?
A shopper on May 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. The model you are after is the X-Head DOHC