The new X-Head 1250 cylinder head guards for all 2019 Shift Cam engine models continue the Tough Polymer protective technology that's been successfully proven in use over three generations of X-Heads - 1200 Liquid-Cooled, DOHC and SOHC models. With its blend of high impact strength, and temperature stabilization, the thick injection molded shell is slightly ductile to prevent breakage upon impact. In between the shell and the cylinder head is a thick thermoplastic rubber liner that aids in dissipating impact force while preventing hard contact. Each side mounts easily with 3 stainless steel M5 T25 Torx Head screws provided.
X-Head 1250 cover 70% of the face of the head to protect not only the bottom/front initial impact area, but also the mid part of the cylinder head. Even in a stationary drop, inertia can cause a bike to roll partially onto the face of the head before it settles down.
X-Head 1250 are styled to complement the Shift Cam engines & are the best choice for riders who do not like the look of crash bars, especially on an RT, R, and RS. For GS off-road riding, X-Head 1250 fits perfectly with BMW's crash bars and fills the vulnerable spaces in-between the bars to protect heads from rocks and strike angles on terrain that can get past the crash bars.
X-Head fit with aftermarket brands of crash bars may vary, depending on the amount of clearance available between them and the cylinder head surfaces. To install X-Heads on bikes already fitted with crash bars, the bars will have to be removed to provide enough working room for X-Head installation. It is a straightforward bolts off, bolt on procedure.
Shipping begins August 28.