In South Africa we have two very good manufacturers of crash bars Rockfox & Motorradical. My impression of these is they are well made and strong but again I believed them to add too much weight so I went with the SW Motech to keep the weight downMaybe a little late adding this .02, but for anyone who views this topic for info. I purchased the Happy Trail crash bars for my AT and really like their advantages to my preferences. I didn't want to add a lot of weight to the bike as I will expect to drop it, somewhere and sometime. Recently read an article by Quin Cody where he has come across riders sitting on a trail unable to pick their bikes up. I don't want to be this guy and I look at how some machines are outfitted and wonder how they are ever going to pick that bike up! And if you are going to hit the dirt, you're going to HIT THE DIRT! So I think these provide a fair amount of protection to both fairings and engine cases without an eleborate system and it's weight. And yes, I just got the bike and have a few more things to do before truly dirtworthy. It's a process folks!!!