Want extra protection for your engine? Not keen on the look of crash bars? Don’t trust crash bungs? Well, the Machine Art X-head Guards for the BMW R nineT give you a more attractive alternative.
The X-Heads wrap around each cylinder, covering 80% of the surface area. which means they’ll save the vulnerable valve and spark plug covers on the BMW Boxer engine. Rather than just the impact area, they’ll protect the mid-section of the covers as well as stopping any damage from flying stones and other debris.
The Machine Art X-Head Guards for the BMW R nineT are made from injection-moulded polycarbonate. The result is a tough outer shell which will be strong but also flexes under impact so it gives a little rather than cracking. And on the inside is a thermoplastic rubber lining which cushions the face of the cylinder, and spreads the force of an impact out.
You fix the guards directly to each head. And the lightweight style means they fit well with the BMW, and don’t add extra weight. And if you want even more protection, you can still add engine bars as well. The Machine Art X-Head Guards for the BMW R nineT cost £149 per pair. They also fit the air-cooled BMW R1200GS/Adventure, the BMW R1200 R and the BMW R1200 RT.