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sw motech crash bars

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:22 pm
by Monco1960
I am thinking of putting some sw motech crash bars on my 2017 black 1290 super duke, mind boggles as to if they would suit as its only used on street, any opinions on these crash bars please would be welcome.

Re: sw motech crash bars

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 pm
by Aussie Dave
G'day Monco1960 from he other side of the planet :lol:

I looked at the SW Motech bars for my 1290GT and they are very solid with three mounting points, but I thought they might possibly be leg breakers as they are close to the rider (I've read about bike journo's getting broken legs in slow speed off's with certain close fitting crash bars). May not be an issue (I couldn't get down to my KTM shop to inspect them) however I went with another type that looks great (but only has two mounting points)........ they are made by IBEX and might suit your SDR (and they come in black/silver/orange)

Ps -they also fit snug around the radiator and are just what you need if your foot slips while parking etc (crash bars are not only for off road use eh :lol: ).
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Re: sw motech crash bars

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:30 pm
by Aussie Dave
cheers mate...... you're welcome........ :roll:

Glad to be of assistance....... I could mention there are also a heap of 'sliders' available that are way better than those crappy R&G grip and flip knobs...... but i guess you're not interested anymore.... 8-)

If you bought the SW Motech 'cage' I suspect you are very unhappy with the "chubby" look on your SDR ;)

Post a pic if you did put something on your bike...... others might be interested to see what it looks like :idea: