Hi Campbell Hay. I had a crash off road last weekend with my Heed bar equipped AT. The only damage was limited to the powder coat finish on the bars. Some 400 grip wet/dry sand paper and Rustoleum semi-gloss black has taken care of that too. The bars do have to be removed to take the body work off the bike, but this takes 20-30 minutes and is well worth the effort given the protection they provide.
Funny enough, you put DCT version of Heed Bunkers on a manual transmission Africa Twin... 😁