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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Front Crash Bar Looks Like Headgear

Is it me, or does the tubular crash bar on the front look like a set of headgear? I like the lines on the bike and that guard totally ruins it for me. Yes, you can clearly see that if you drop it, that's where the nose damage would likely be, but good golly. Maybe one in black would look a little better and less pronounced.

I hope that we see nicer looking alternatives from TT and other companies. And while I'm at it, the skid/bash plate looks underwhelming. That exhaust being as exposed as it is on the right side scares me. Again, TT, or whomever, build a semi-affordable black skid plate that protects all of that, please.

Just me being picky, especially since I learned that the Crosstourer is coming. Guys, I might bail on the AT and go CT with knobbies.


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I don't like the lightbar either, it looks hideous on the red

CRF1000L, wow
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meh, aftermarket for me regardless..
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Same for me. Uggly. The crash bars with the red one is worst.

Perhaps in black (with the red) will be better.

The Touratech is nearly the same as Honda one.





and the red with Honda crash bars

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It's not actually that bad but I would paint it black.
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I wouldn't mind having that crash bar in gold since for me it's going to be more for cosmetic reasons, plus it will blend in with the forks
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I like that Touratech has knobbies mounted on theirs... anyone know make/model?



and those goggles are so on point
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Is it me, or does the tubular crash bar on the front look like a set of headgear? I like the lines on the bike and that guard totally ruins it for me. Yes, you can clearly see that if you drop it, that's where the nose damage would likely be, but good golly. Maybe one in black would look a little better and less pronounced.

I hope that we see nicer looking alternatives from TT and other companies. And while I'm at it, the skid/bash plate looks underwhelming. That exhaust being as exposed as it is on the right side scares me. Again, TT, or whomever, build a semi-affordable black skid plate that protects all of that, please.

Just me being picky, especially since I learned that the Crosstourer is coming. Guys, I might bail on the AT and go CT with knobbies.



Here is one in Black for you
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Just me being picky, especially since I learned that the Crosstourer is coming. Guys, I might bail on the AT and go CT with knobbies.
I did the opposite, changed CT to AT and I am VERY happy

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