There’s a reason why the official BMW training school outfits their fleet of BMW’s with AltRider Crash Bars -- the bars can actually withstand tough circumstances. Built with precision-manufactured stand-offs that fit directly into the existing motor mounts, these 1" - 1.25" diameter stainless steel bars have been perfected and proven to save your bike from dire situations.
#1 Comprehensive Crash System
What do you look at when deciding on crash bars? While some will look at the thickest materials or the biggest system, consider taking a closer look at how it's mounted and what kind of methods and materials are being used.
Most of the AltRider crash bars feature a 6.75" billet aluminum connector, seamlessly connecting both sides of the crash bar assembly. The connector maintains full integrity of the tube construction by filling it with solid aluminum -- crimping, crushing or bending of the bar is the cheapest option and used often for other ADV parts. The AltRider crash bars transfer impact to the entire assembly - not just one side - for the sturdiest protection available.
#2 Precision Fit
AltRider crash bars are precision fit with 5 axis laser coping, creating a perfect union before the bars are hand TIG welded. Going INTO the frame is where the AltRider crash bars find exponential strength -- precision fit not only means fitting each piece well but utilizing an entirely integrated design. To ensure superior strength, the precision-manufactured standoffs must fit directly into the mounting locations, no bending or prying necessary. All AltRider orders include thorough instructions, video tips and a vial of re-sealable threadlocker (depending on the part) to add to the ease of installation.
#3 One-of-a-Kind Design
Where are the contact points in the event of tip over? How can this be designed with next level innovations? These are a few of many questions asked by the AltRider design team when taking on a design of a new crash bar. To answer, it's not just about finding the contact points, it's about how the bike touches the ground. A logical design around a flat contact surface prevents your bike from continuing to roll over in the case of an accident. Each AltRider crash bar is specifically tailored to the bike-- ensuring that each part complements the lines of the bike, with real crash protection as the main focus.
-- From AltRider