Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Province of Ontario, Canada
I'm not sure they would have helped or not in Mushin's case but I had a crash at ~65kph earlier this fall and suffered relatively minor damage to the bike due to the crash bars (SW-Motech) and hand guards (Barkbuster).
The bike slide ~60ft on it's side wearing on the bars but survived with only a minor rashed upper fairing on one side where it bounced, bent handle bars, a rashed hand guard shield, broken mirror, and a missing rear spool. Watching the bike slide I also believe they prevented the bike from tumbling as bikes often do. They paid for themselves and then some. They have also helped prevent damage in a few tip overs incurred over the few years. I will never own another bike without installing crash bars. I would recommend these products for the Versys again and again.
Last edited by twowheels; 12-02-2012 at 11:40 PM.