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In creating the BMW R1200GS, the developers at BMW have produced a motorbike that practically invites you take it on an off-road excursion. Our development team were able to make a number of further improvements to its positive off-road characteristics.
This engine guard is an absolute revolution!
Touratech have attached great importance to its robustness and functionality.
Serious damage, such as holes in the engine block, can be effectively prevented by fitting the large Touratech engine guard.
The overlong design of the "Expedition XL" provides optimum protection right down the line. Starting at the engine, it runs in a single piece almost to the rear wheel, and so even protects the catalytic converter. Wherever an obstacle impacts, the "Expedition XL" engine guard is there to work for you and your GS!
But that's not enough!
An additional ingenious support between the frame and engine guard at the rear provides maximum stability and durability even under the toughest conditions.
Maximum strength is provided by multiple folded ridges in the 4 mm thick aluminum base plate, while an additional lower stainless steel attachment plate on the engine ensures the force of an impact is distributed over a large area via 6 bolting points. Ground clearance is not restricted by these two base plates.
Another benefit is that the front of the engine guard rises up far enough to prevent damage to the oil filter and oil cooler as well.
Plastic rails on the lower part of the base plate ensure that the bolt heads - which are already sunken - are completely covered.
Not least, the plastic rails facilitate "sliding" the bike over rocks, stones and tree stumps. Almost as an afterthought, they also prevent dirt build-up.
To sum up, the large Touratech engine guard for the BMW R1200GS is a product that meets the most demanding requirements as well as being an absolute visual highlight!