When I bought my DCT bike my plan was not to add crash protection. As if it's not heavy enough already. The 1st page of this thread changed my mind. Taking a good look at the bike and how vulnerable the radiators are helped change my mind too.
I'm leaning toward the SW Motech. It affordable, I expect it to be sufficient, and I think their stuff is well made. The other one I'm thinking about is Outback Motortek. Maybe more protective of DCT area? Heavier?
How do either of these interfere with maintenance tasks? Is there another one I should consider that's not too expensive or heavy?
Actually the SW-Motech is heavier than Outback Motortek. I've asked the weight's of different crashbars:
- 7,2 kg ("middle") - 169 eur
- 5,5 kg ("middle") - 210 eur
Both SW-Motech and Outback Motortek crashbars does not to be removed when uninstalling fairings.
- 4,6+4,7 kg (upper + lower) - 199+119 eur<
(aluminium) - 3,9 kg (upper + lower) - 239 eur
- 3,6+1,4 kg + mounting kit (upper + lower) - 169+85 eur
The weight of Givi
, Honda, Altrider
crashbars I could'nt find.
I quess all those upper crashbars need to be removed when uninstalling fairings, at least partially.
I think I'm going to Outback Motortek's since they seems to have good weight/protect -ratio, maybe with SW Motech bash plate.
In my mind this seller
uses the right term of Honda crasbars, "Dekorrahmen" also decoration. Same can be said about the Boano's aluminium ones.