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Crash Bar Question - fairing protection.

The most often mentioned crash bars that I've see on this site are SW Motech, Givi, and Dimotiv.

Which of these 3 offer the best fairing protection? Most of the pictures I've seen of these installed are side shots which don't show how far they stick out.

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I thought people in that main crash bar thread said the T -rex bars seemed poorly made and didn't fit right.
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I would contact Twisted Throttle for their opinion as they sell both. In a pinch you could order both the Givi and SW-Motech and return one. I have the SW-Motech and am very happy and have tested them in a few tip overs and a minor crash. No experience with the Givi however there is a comparison thread on this site if you search.
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I would contact Twisted Throttle for their opinion as they sell both. In a pinch you could order both the Givi and SW-Motech and return one. I have the SW-Motech and am very happy and have tested them in a few tip overs and a minor crash. No experience with the Givi however there is a comparison thread on this site if you search.

Did the SW-Motech protect your fairings??

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The most often mentioned crash bars that I've see on this site are SW Motech, Givi, and Dimotiv.

Which of these 3 offer the best fairing protection? Most of the pictures I've seen of these installed are side shots which don't show how far they stick out.
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Here's the SW-Motech ones on my Gen 3 (have NOT dropped it yet, so no comments on protection).









Here's a view looking forward....


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Here's the SW-Motech ones on my Gen 3 (have NOT dropped it yet, so no comments on protection).









Here's a view looking forward....

I noticed the word "yet." Here is a gentleman with a realistic understanding of riding, particularly off-road. I certainly don't wish that you drop your beautiful green machine, but it's nice to know you've dressed it to reduce damage when "the drop" does occur.

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I mounted mine to have a place to mount highway pegs.

They aré engine guards, not fairing guards.

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For fairing protection, your best bet for the 15+ is going to be the touratech guards.
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For fairing protection, your best bet for the 15+ is going to be the touratech guards.
Just went to the USA website, no listing for 2015.
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For fairing protection, your best bet for the 15+ is going to be the touratech guards.

Looks like they don't sell one for the 2015 & 2016 Versys.

Too late anyway as I just ordered the SW Motech bars.

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That picture is a 2015 Versys
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They have them across the pond, you just need to email touratech USA and they will give you a price.
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For fairing protection, your best bet for the 15+ is going to be the touratech guards.
I wonder how accessible the removal of fairings for maintenance will be w/ these, or will they need to be removed FIRST...?

I had concerns about the SW-Motech, but they give plenty of room for access.

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