The design of the AltRider crash bars utilizes a 1.25 inch stainless steel tubing to fit the proportion of this large ADV bike ( .25 inches thicker than our usual crash bars). While it may look like a simple design, the AltRider design gives comprehensive protection to the clutch, starter, starter clutch assembly, and the stator. Additionally, the bars are designed to hold the bike up and prevent damage to the upper fairings, blinkers shift and brake levers.
In order to successfully provide the best protection, the bars need to be mounted with strong flanges at the most critical structural locations. The AltRider design is the only bar that mounts between the kickstand mount and frame (one of the strongest locations on most motorcycles). The bar mount creates a sandwich on a 4 inch bracket that is 3/16 thick creating a very strong design. The right side strength is achieved using the signature AltRider tube mount that integrates into the frame allowing the energy to distribute into the frame instead of the shaft of the mounting bolt (commonly found when using cheap manufacturing methods).
The last point of the design for the crash bars are the nice billet anodized aluminum caps providing a 4.75 inch hidden stash box that will keep your belongings waterproof. The top 2 caps are sealed with o-rings to provide a seamless seal while looking aesthetically pleasing.