Seems the Adventure riders (including myself) bling out their bikes with all kinds of 'crash stuff' to protect just about everything. Truth be told the majority, including myself, ride on improved roads and if I go offroad, I drive across my front lawn and tackle the 'curb' as a major obstacle.
Folks with RT's and GT's worry about dropping the bike and spend gobs of money, relatively speaking to protect the plastic/polymer parts along with the engine; on the boxer models those jugs do stick out.
So, here we are with a gorgeous boxer model, those protruding jugs just hanging out there, and a simple stationary drop in the driveway, hey, it happens, and no protection? What gives, not even a BMW accessory, unless you consider the headguards for the 3013 and earlier boxer models with the DOHC engine? I'm not reeally worried but seems odd not a thing mentioned . . . R12R accessories???
JD, after reading the description of the X-HEAD covers, I wish i had bought those. maybe ill return the ones I have already purchased. I like the idea of the insulation between the cover and the head. Nice find.
I have found that the covers i have on my R1100RT HAVE been adequate at drops. They are scratched and didn't crack the two times its been down. The thing has 115k miles on it, so its seen some action.
The weather here in southern California is made for two wheelers. So its easy to rack up the miles.
It has to be really storming to get me to start the car up.
And even then I would rather be wearing a rain suit and on my bike.
I'm 54 years old now, and you'd think id prefer a big comfy car to tool around in all the time, but nope.
Always I'm on my bike.
I had a mini bike as a little kid. When i out grew that thing, I couldn't wait till i was old enough to get a proper motorcycle.
It still feels the same every time I get on one. Happiness.
And now waiting for 9t to get here is torture, like a little kid who wants his candy.
I WANT MY CANDY!!!!