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Is anyone considering installing engine protection bars?
Old fashioned styling like seen at the other thread re customizing lights?
chunky or not?
stainless steel tube?
powder coated black?
 

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That would be my choice too. The OEM ones are a little to high-tech for this bike IMHO.
But we have to be careful nut to ruin the bike with to much/heavy stuff.
 

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Just alloy BMW head protectors on mine but powder coated satin black will be my choice ,as IMHO bars will look out of place on this modern roadster ,other mods yes but bars no ;):D
 

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i have upper and lower crash bars on my '14 GS:



but....
i'm not sure how any bars would look on the R nineT
i look forward to all of us sharing our "visions for customization" when the bikes arrive
 

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beautiful shot Greg. don't remember if I already asked but what camera are you using? what program to do the HDRs?
 

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Got to love how those crash bars look, it's always best when mods that you do like this look good and still serve a very important function
 

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beautiful shot Greg. don't remember if I already asked but what camera are you using? what program to do the HDRs?
this was taken with my Sony RX100 Mark 2
Photoshop CS6
Topaz Labs plug-in for further manipulation
 

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Might be more expensive to replace the bars, then the heads! I have way too much experience seeing carbon shards from wrecks. I'm just sure, within my first week of a NineT, I will lay it over in the garage moving it around. Thinking back, I never laid my old r69s over (on the street or in the garage) and it had steel bars. BTW, did you guys see the pics of Paul Walker's wreck? I immediately knew it was a Carrera GT from the side view. Guess between bunches of carbon, and a tree, the tree won :(
 

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Better than nothing at all, being black it will help to blend in and sort of be stealthy, still obviously noticeable to anyone.
My son, who will also ride this bike at times, made one comment today. (I will also mention this in the bike stand thread). He said, "Dad, more bikes fall on their sides in the garage or driveway, than on the road." Smart boy. Of course, he's 38 years old, and has been riding for 10-15 years too.
 

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it is true.

but having these protection bars or ends still help in any situation where the bike is dropped. not a bad investment but sometimes may take away from the bikes visual silhouette.
 
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