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AltRider Crash Bars for the BMW K 1600 GT(11-12) / GTL(11-12) SILVER

The BMW K1600 GT/GTL is a beast of a bike that requires hefty support to stand up to its size. Weighing in at just less than 800 pounds, AltRider’s in-house design team took a careful analysi [Read more ...]



£315.56





Product code: K611-0-1000

Manufacturers code: K611-0-1000

Brand: AltRider


The BMW K1600 GT/GTL is a beast of a bike that requires hefty support to stand up to its size. Weighing in at just less than 800 pounds, AltRider’s in-house design team took a careful analysis of the center of gravity and the ability to distribute the robust load on impact. In the case of an accidental tip-over, the cross bar distributes the load  from one side to the other, relieving pressure from the existing mounting points to the other side of the bike. The connector bar adds significant strength to the design, effectively connecting into the threaded and blind boss on each side which provides 2 more locations for distributing impact. The engine protection bars are available in shot peen silver or powdercoat black.

The assembly for these engine protection bars is moved out 1.75” and up 2” from the original OEM design. This unique design change was made for two reasons:

1. This design provides a higher resting angle when the bike is on its side, allowing a rider to pick the bike up after it falls on its side. Unlike boxer motors, the K1600 will lie almost flat making it difficult to even pick up the bike. The higher point of the bar will stop the bike from rolling over further, making it manageable for a single operator to upright the bike. This will minimize the damage to the upper fairings, windshield, mirrors, and handlebars.

2. The current OEM engine bars are placed very low on the frame and become a pivot point causing a falling bike to continue to topple over onto the upper fairings. Our design halts this problem with the enlargement of the AltRider bars, preventing the bike from rolling over further in any crash or stationary drop. 

AltRider Engine Protection Bars will keep your K 1600 in top performance shape while providing the much needed coverage in the case of spills and stationary drops.

Fits 2011-2012 models only.  Available for 2013 onwards here

Compatible with 2011-2012 GTL light brackets

  • Stunning shot peen silver or powdercoat black finish
  • Precision manufactured mounts  bolts up effortlessly
  • Hand TIG welded, yielding extra strength
  • Quality stainless construction resists rust or oxidation
  • 1 inch stainless steel tubing
  • Manufactured in the USA

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS BMW K1600 GT / GTL Engine Protection Bars
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Reviews

07/10/2017
Rating:
Saved me ££Thousands having these fitted!!!Firstly, a HUGE thanks to Cliff and Jenny for getting these to me at the HUBB UK hotel so I could fit them in the car park before heading off to Europe- easy job. I had to bend the brackets for the integrated fog lights to line them up with the fairing hole a bit better, but that too was quite easy.The carwash guy sprayed the bike with soap while still on its side stand, so I went over to put it on the centre stand with the lever still covered in soap. Rookie mistake with such a big bike!! The stand slipped from under my foot while I was yanking the pillion grab handle up. Net result - bike was literally chucked on its side. Review originally submitted 05/08/2016
Kevin Davis