The Lower Crash Bars are the foundation of AltRider’s 3-part Crash Bar system for the Africa Twin. These bars are constructed in the United States from 1.25 in (3.175 cm) diameter steel tubing with 0.079 in (2.0 mm) wall thickness. Boasting more than twice the stiffness compared to 1 in (2.54 cm) tubing, no other crash bar design on the market offers such robust protection for the Africa Twin. This added strength enabled AltRider engineers to design the Lower Crash Bars to take the first hit in a tip-over or low-side crash before any of the bike’s vital components come in contact with the ground. The hand-TIG welded crash bars are CNC mandrel formed around the rear brake lever for excellent ergonomics while still providing powerful protection.
The rear of the Lower Crash Bars mount in-board of the right foot peg by way of the 3/16 in (4.8 mm) mounting flanges, which will transfer impact energy away from the motor to the lower frame. Up front, 3/16 in (4.8 mm) thick stainless steel brackets fastens the bars directly to the frame.
The Upper Crash Bars provide complete coverage for the bike’s vulnerable radiator and expensive plastic fairings. The 1 in (2.54 cm) diameter stainless steel tubing is hand-TIG welded in the USA and mounts directly to frame rather than the engine case.
The Lower and Upper Crash Bars meet at 3/16 in (4.8 mm) thick stainless steel mounting brackets, which tie to the front sub-frame and headstock using included M6 bolts, a dramatic advantage over all other designs on the market. This ensures a solid connection to the motorcycle’s frame, especially when installed in conjunction with the Reinforcement Crash Bars. Once the upper system is tied to the stout lower 1.25 in (3.175 cm) bars the system becomes clearly the strongest solution option. PEM captive nuts make for easy removal for servicing.
The third and final component of AltRider’s 3-part Crash Bar System for the Honda Africa Twin, the Reinforcement Crash Bars strengthen the entire system by tying the upper and lower bars together. This design allows for even large impacts to be distributed throughout the entire system, minimizing damage to the bike’s engine, frame and other vital components.
The Reinforcement Crash Bars are made from 1 in (2.54 cm) diameter stainless steel tubing with .083 in (2.1 mm) wall thickness and are hand-TIG welded in the United States for maximum strength. The Reinforcement Crash Bars mount to the Upper and Lower Crash Bars by way of integrated threaded mounting points with included stainless steel hardware, making installation easy and fast.
Select a configuration at the right for additional information on individual components.
Configuration notes: save when you buy the Upper & Lower Bars Combo, and save even more when you buy the Full System (compared to purchasing each piece separately). If you are ordering only the Upper or Lower and it’s your first piece, you’ll need to order with the installation bracket. If you already have the Upper or Lower and are ordering the other piece, you can order without the bracket.
Made from hand-TIG welded stainless steel tubing
3 piece system allows for customization and offers maximum protection
Available in black, red, or silver
Compatible with both DCT and manual transmission models
Compatible with the OEM center stand and factory belly pan
Lower Crash Bars not compatible with optional DCT foot shifter
Not compatible with Honda Upper Bars
DCT filter removable with crash bars in place
NOTE- We have all three parts of the crash bar system in stock Crash Bars, the select box may show out of stock if you just order, for example, Lower crash bars with brackets we will have the lowers and we will have the brackets to make up your order, its all because of the stock control system, if we put all teh part numbers in as in stock it gets confused !!!
Rating: Quite simply a brilliant system. Rock solid kit, easy to fit. You really do get what you pay for. Well engineered, well thought out, beautifully made. Bike was unmarked after a recent spill. Happy to recommend. Jon Parker