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AltRider Crash Bars BMW R1200GS 2014-2018

Item: P268661

AltRider stainless steel crash bars feature precision-fit, hand TIG welded joints for long-term durability and achieving even load distributions. Read More

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AltRider Crash Bars BMW R1200GS 2014-2018
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$456.27

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AltRider Crash Bars BMW R1200GS Water Cooled

AltRider completely redesigned their crash bars for the R1200GSW. A step up from years past, they utilize 1.25“ (31.75 mm) O.D. stainless steel tubing making them the largest diameter bars on the market. The decision to increase the diameter came from years of research and production results. 1” bars (25.4 mm) allow a significant amount of flex during a crash, creating the need to space them farther from the bike. The stout 1.25” bars allow a tighter profile while still providing real protection. Available in shot peen satin or black powder coat finish, you’ll never have to worry about rust whether you’re crossing the highway or crossing a river.

The top of the bars are secured in a total of three locations per side. The front mount is the only one on the market designed to utilize 2 bolts per side to increase the ability to distribute the load of any impact. The rear is held with a custom machined through-bolt that replaces the engine mount hardware. There are no plastic spacers to break upon impact. This creates an incredibly strong design that distributes any impact evenly throughout the bars, and also makes a solid foundation for upper crash bars.

Another first for AltRider crash bars are the integrated 3/16” (4.76 mm) lower flanges designed to interface with an AltRider skid plate. This creates a modular protection system that doesn’t mount directly to the motor and is substantially more robust than anything else on the market. The AltRider BMW R1200GS Skid Plate (sold separately) attaches directly to the crash bars, distributing impact evenly throughout structure.

Installation is simple and straightforward. All necessary hardware, including a difficult to find T55 bit, is provided with the bars.

Important:

  • With Skid Plate Bracket option - Select if you do not already have the Altrider Skid Plate Bracket installed - These "Skid Plate Brackets" will be required for installation.
  • Without Skid Plate Bracket option - Select if you already have the Altrider Skid Plate installed. 

Features:

  • 100% designed and manufactured in the USA
  • 1.25” (31.75 mm) stainless steel tubing
  • 5-axis laser cut and hand TIG welded joints

Note: Blue powder coat is not a perfect match to BMW Rallye Blue. 

Product Style RevZilla Item # MFR. Product # Availability
Product Style Without Skid Plate Bracket / Silver RevZilla Item #952317 MFR. Product #R114-0-1000 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Product Style With Skid Plate Bracket / Silver RevZilla Item #952318 MFR. Product #R114-0-1002 AvailabilityOnly 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Product Style Black / With Skid Plate Bracket RevZilla Item #952320 MFR. Product #R114-2-1002 AvailabilityOut of Stock
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Product Style With Skid Plate Bracket / Blue RevZilla Item #1272736 MFR. Product #R114-7-1002 AvailabilityOut of Stock

This product is vehicle specific. Please to ensure fitment.

Fitment Notes & Exceptions
  • Will ONLY fit 2014+ R1200GSW with updated single hole frame tabs. Please see last product image that highlights the two holes. If your R1200GSW has two holes, you will need the 2013 Crash Bars.
  • Requires Altrider Skid Plate Bracket for installation
  • Compatible with BMW factory standard skid plate but not compatible with BMW factory upgraded skid plate
BMW
R1200GS 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
This item is also available for 47 different models
BMW
F650GS 2008-2012
F650GS ABS 2008-2012
F700GS 2012-2017
F800GS 2008-2017
G650GS 2008-2016
G650GS Sertao 2011-2014
K1600GT 2011-2013
K1600GT 2014-2016
K1600GTL 2011-2012
K1600GTL 2013-2016
R1200GS 2013
R1200GS 2005-2012
R1200GS Adventure 2005-2012
R1200GS Adventure 2014-2018
S1000XR 2015-2018
Ducati
Multistrada 1200 2010-2014
Multistrada 1200 2015-2017
Multistrada 1200 S 2010-2014
Multistrada 1200 S 2015-2017
Multistrada 950 2017-2018
Honda
Africa Twin CRF1000L 2016-2018
Husqvarna
TR650 Strada 2013-2014
TR650 Terra 2013-2014
Suzuki
V-Strom 1000 2002-2013
V-Strom 650 2004-2016
V-Strom 650XT 2015-2016
Triumph
Tiger 1200 XCa 2018
Tiger 1200 XCx 2018
Tiger 1200 XR 2018
Tiger 1200 XRt 2018
Tiger 1200 XRx 2018
Tiger 800 2010-2014
Tiger 800 XC 2015-2016
Tiger 800 XC 2010-2014
Tiger 800 XCa 2015-2018
Tiger 800 XCx 2015-2018
Tiger 800 XR 2015-2018
Tiger 800 XRt 2016-2018
Tiger 800 XRx 2015-2018
Tiger Explorer 2012-2016
Tiger Explorer XC 2012-2016
Tiger Explorer XCa 2016-2017
Tiger Explorer XCx 2016-2017
Tiger Explorer XR 2016-2017
Tiger Explorer XRt 2016-2017
Tiger Explorer XRx 2016-2017
Yamaha
Super Tenere 2010-2018

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4.4 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.1 / 5
Features
4.0 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5.0 / 5
Durability
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Excellent product
Just installed the crash bars and skid pan on my 2017 1200GS.. Bars and pan fit perfectly and seem to be very sturdy. Appears that routine maintenance can be completed without removal.. Little pricey but quality ain't cheap.
October 17, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
easy to install protection
Bolted on easily. BMW bolts can be a bit stubborn, a bit of WD40 seemed to help break them loose (thanks Jesse Luggage for the tip). I think they look good and are heavy duty, should protect the bike if it goes down. I have about 800 miles since putting them on a few weeks back and nothing has loosened up. Pic shows them installed along with Jesse Luggage bags on my 2015 BMW R1200GS.
April 3, 2016
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
2 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
SAVED MY GS ENGINE
R12GS-W went over 12 foot cliff into a rock-filled gorge, and these guys definitely saved the engine. Bike landed on it's side but these did not bend and damage the engine or valve covers. I did have the Machine Moto-X valve covers on, but they were barely scuffed due to the protection these bars gave.
The upper (extra) section protected the fan: barely bent, even w full weight of loaded bike on top of it.

WORTH THE MONEY!
November 22, 2017
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Altrider crash bars work.
Easy to install , look great and work as advertised. Had a parking lot tip over and zero damage to my 2015 R1200GS .
The black paint was damaged from the fall so I just dabbed some black paint over the scratches. Looks good as new.

Ed
March 30, 2015
Ride:
2013 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom FXDC/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Post-Install Review
This review is only for the installation of the crash bars and skid plates which I bought and installed at the same time....

The install was very straight forward. There was a bit of very manageable prodding and prying to get holes to line up but that'll just put a bit more hair to your chest. GS's weren't built for the bare-chested anyhow!

You'll need a set of torx bits if you don't already have them....but you'll use them many more times on this bike so that purchase shouldn't be a deterrent from doing it yourself. Face it, if you're installing crash bars, you're not only going to be installing crash bars. Torx-type fasteners are all over the bike so buy the bits and be done with it.

As far as on the road, they don't interfere with the lean angle or add any road noise due to air flow that I can tell. They appear to be well constructed and plenty beefy.

Great product....which I hope I never use. But if I do, I'll update this post.
May 22, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
These deliver on safety
Of course I don't know how these work in a lay down. (Hope I never do) These bars are heavy duty, well made, and look good.
Installation was very easy, I would have liked the torque wrench settings in lbs or inches, instead of nm. The internet made the conversion easy enough. Added benefit, they give a place for your legs to stretch out on.
If you can get past the price, these are great crash bars
August 25, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fit perfect and super burly protection
I tried a set of bars from a very well known German competitor and they fit awful (two sets actually and the second fit worse than the first). Frustrated they were returned and I ended up buying these.

I wan't super pumped on the big 1.5" tubing just because I thought it looks kind of goofy but after seeing them in person, not a big deal.

Fit on these is dead on. All the holes line up perfect - zero struggle.

Added bonus, instructions are written in English, not ikea-style pictograms.

I have zero doubt these bars will protect the heads in a crash.

Access to valve covers is unimpeded so no need to remove bars to check valves etc.
October 23, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2013 Husaberg FE390
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Built for a tank!!!
Installed this along with the Alt Rider Skid plate on my '15 GS and it looks like it can withstand a bomb!! Have not crash tested nor do I want to but have no doubt that these things will protect my cylinder heads and valve covers. Great product. Neat thing is they double as highway pegs. Holds your legs in place on the cylinder head just perfect.
August 18, 2015
Ride:
2001 Honda CBR929RR
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great product!
Look good. Easy to install. Really heavy duty crash bars. I have been impressed the quality of Altrider products.
November 19, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
The bike is safer now.
I didn't wait too long to buy the lower crash bars and skid plate as I wanted to start riding my bike in the dirt. I read about other brands and settled on these because the pure size and strength of the tubes. If you go to the AltRider website you can watch videos of how well they do in a crash. They are pretty neat.

Installation on these was a pretty straight forward. I would recommend finding a video online (Adventure Rider forums) and watch it as well as use the instructions. It is pretty straight forward once you get a feel for what the end result is. The biggest problem I had on the GS was getting the engine bolt off with the supplied T55 bit. Do yourself a favor and buy a T55 driver and a breaker bar. Your life will be happy once again. Other than that it's straight forward.

If there is a gripe about it would be the finish. I ordered the black and apparently while installing it I must have nicked something because it chipped the paint. I noticed it once it was on the bike so I wasn't going to take it off. Then after a few rides I noticed another one that is probably from a rock or some other debris. I don't expect these to be pristine forever and I know it adds character but I figured that would happen if and when I lay the bike down not from a 0.5 mph hit. I guess as long as they keep the bike safe then I'll keep being happy. Nothing that a sharpie or black paint won't take care of.

Did I mention they are pretty bad azz.
August 26, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200GS
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andy w on Oct 15, 2017
Cost more than most , but think quality is better. Will be ordering the upper crash bars soon.
T O on Jul 27, 2017
on line review
andy w on Oct 15, 2017
Look like the strongest and heaviest ones out there
David Z on Oct 4, 2017
Cost more than most , but think quality is better. Will be ordering the upper crash bars soon.
T O on Jul 27, 2017
They fit (the touratech did not fit), look good, and provide good protection.
David W on Mar 30, 2017
I needed some crash bars and after much research looking at BMW and Tourmaster decided to go with the Altriders based on fit and finish seen at my local dealer and reviews. Plus it's made in USA.
Brian B on Oct 4, 2016
Fit and function. Looks Great Too. These bars are Beefy.
Douglas B on Jul 29, 2016
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Carlos A on Oct 27, 2015
Protect the bike from minor mishaps. American made and stainless steel!
SamIsRidingAgain on Aug 24, 2015
Best reviews and recommendations
Pablo O D on Aug 4, 2015
Altrider brand - solid, made in USA. Installed 1 month ago. So far, happy with the bars. Great protection and look good.
Jimmy W on Mar 9, 2015
Recommended by most adventure forums
Ed E on Dec 27, 2014
Look like the strongest and heaviest ones out there
David Z on Oct 4, 2017
They fit (the touratech did not fit), look good, and provide good protection.
David W on Mar 30, 2017
can the BMW skid plate be used with these bars?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I mounted these bars with a Black Dog Cycle Works skid plate. The bars don't actually mount to the BDCW skid plate, so I would assume you could use the BMW skid plate in its place.
Do these bars need to be removed to do a valve clearance check?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, The crash bars do not need to come off to due a valve check.
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