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    Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    on: March 08, 2021, 11:04:51 pm
    March 08, 2021, 11:04:51 pm
    I'm considering adding these to my bike has anyone fitted them yet ? What are your thoughts, they're quite pricing V's Puig sliders which I was also thinking of. Your views and thoughts would be appreciated

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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 12:06:39 am
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    Post some pics or links so mthat we can advise/critique.

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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 07:28:54 am
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    There was a lengthy thread on here about crash bars, do a search for Cuban Rider he solved any indecision any of us had about such by crashing his bike and showing how well his worked.

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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #3 on: March 09, 2021, 08:29:10 am
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    I think mine are the Wunderlich ones - they are good.

    BUT, had I not got mine for a knockdown price - I would be looking at the BMW ones.


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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #4 on: March 09, 2021, 07:40:19 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    I think mine are the Wunderlich ones - they are good.

    BUT, had I not got mine for a knockdown price - I would be looking at the BMW ones.

    Aren't the OEM BMW ones made of carbon on the Gen-2..?? And cost considerably more than the usual testicle.

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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #5 on: March 09, 2021, 11:23:32 pm
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Aren't the OEM BMW ones made of carbon on the Gen-2..?? And cost considerably more than the usual testicle.

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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #6 on: March 10, 2021, 04:50:33 pm
    March 10, 2021, 04:50:33 pm
    After some research I ended up getting the Hepco Becker crash bars that have sliders on too. So protection for minor falls and crashes in one package. They are not heavy, they can be easily installed (side panels off and 3 screws each) and they cost €250 which is not bad. Finish is ok too. In my previous gen1 XR I had the OEM crash bars, which were light, top quality finish at a premium cost of almost €550. Unfortunately the OEM crash bars for the gen2 are carbon, super quality and finish, very light, but cost more than a crash (€1400).
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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #7 on: March 11, 2021, 08:25:17 am
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    Hepco & Becker looks nice and tight, but I personally would go for Wunderlich. And the main reason why is that Wunderlich bars are not bolted to the engine casing - they are bolted to the frame, but at the engine side they just sit in a rubber bushing. When the bars are directly bolted to the engine, there is always some risk of cracking the engine casing due to the vibes or in an event of a crash...
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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #8 on: March 11, 2021, 03:06:40 pm
    March 11, 2021, 03:06:40 pm
    *Originally Posted by esso_sa [+]
    Hepco & Becker looks nice and tight, but I personally would go for Wunderlich. And the main reason why is that Wunderlich bars are not bolted to the engine casing - they are bolted to the frame, but at the engine side they just sit in a rubber bushing. When the bars are directly bolted to the engine, there is always some risk of cracking the engine casing due to the vibes or in an event of a crash...
    You are right, but if the crash is that severe no crash bars can help. Also note that in gen2 XR the engine is a stressed member and therefore it can handle significant forces. I researched Wunderlich, SW Motech,  and Givi before I ended up with Hepco Becker. Givi was in the making, SW Motech I had in my Gen1 2015 which cracked from engine vibration in less than a year so it was out, and there were no OEM bars like the ones I had in my Gen1 2019 and were  wonderful and not as expensive as a moped (the carbon OEM bars cost as much as a Honda SH 125). The twin coverage of bars and slider of the Hepco Beckers got my attention.

    The good side of the Wunderlich bars is that they don’t  affect the “flex frame” concept that BMW designed into the frame.
    A downside of the Wunderlich bars is that the bottom member is held in place by o-rings and the whole thing would vibrate like a tuning fork after a couple of thousand km engine vibration.
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    Re: Wunderlich engine bars S1000XR black 2020
    Reply #9 on: March 11, 2021, 11:19:07 pm
    March 11, 2021, 11:19:07 pm
    I saw these crash guards https://www.t-rex-racing.com/2020-2021-BMW-S1000XR-Engine-Guards-Crash-Cages-p/n137-20eg.htm at a local BMW shop installed on their 2021 floor model.  They look as if they would provide good protection but I'm not sure they really complement the bike.  One nice aspect is that they include the auxiliary light relocation bracket.




     



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