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X-Head guards from Machine Art are now available for all liquid cooled R1200 BMWs, including the new R1200R and RS models.

Designed to protect the Boxer engine’s valve and spark plug covers during a fall, the X-Head’s tough outer shell is made from an injection-moulded polycarbonate, mixed to offer high strength and flex under impact. Inside, a thermoplastic rubber liner rests against the face of the cylinder, helping to dissipate impact force and prevent ‘hard contact’ with the ground.

  • Protects valve and spark plug covers
  • 80% coverage with wrap-around design
  • Injection-moulded polycarbonate shell
  • Thermoplastic rubber liner to dissipate impact

Even during a stationary drop, inertia can cause a bike to roll partially onto the face of the head. Unlike conventional engine bars or crash bungs, X-Heads wrap around each cylinder, covering 80% of the surface, protecting the mid-section as well as the bottom/front initial impact area. The wide area of coverage also acts as a barrier against flying debris.

Quick and easy to fit – they fix directly to each head – lightweight and styled to complement the R models, X-Heads are ideal for riders who want protection without having to resort to bulky engine bars. If desired. they can be fitted alongside most engine bars, for complete protection.

£139 (inc VAT) per set, and are available in UK and Europe exclusively at www.nippynormans.com