Case protection bar - chromed

Case protection bar - chromed

Part No. 20450-003
Price: €279.00
Incl. 19% VAT, Excl. shipping

The object of purchase may not include potentially shown accessory parts.

Life insurance for the expensive original case and an additional highlight for the RT. Since the original cases are wider than the cylinders, damage to the former is practically inevitable without some form of protection.

Wunderlich's rear protection bars for the R1200 RT - it not only offers great protection for expensive, original RT saddlebags, but also provides a genuine visual highlight. What has long been standard equipment for authority motorcycles is now available for civilian use. Made from rigid, seamless precision tubular steel, Wunderlich engineers have collaborated with partners, Hepco & Becker, to develop a crash bar that protects the side panels and bags of the RT against bumps and falls.

At the same time, the bars are so discreet that they impede neither the rider's nor the passengers mobility. The easy operation of the original bag also remains unimpeded. Additional advantage: The bars are a perfect lifting point and can be used to attach further accessories or luggage.

The facts:

  • Protects the saddlebags from front and side impact, also in a tip over
  • Fits all model years of the R1200 RT
  • Perfect lifting point when placing the bike on the center stand
  • Comfortable holding point for the passenger
  • Unobtrusive; full range of rider and passenger movement unchanged
  • Operation, removal, installation of saddlebags unchanged
  • Robust attachment at four points on each side
  • Supplemental reinforcement of subframe
  • Made of seamless, precision steel tubing
  • Ideal for the attachment of additional accessories or luggage
  • Complete set of left & right bars with instructions and all needed hardware
  • Made in Germany
  • Available in chrome plated or powder coated versions (silver or black)

Because the saddlebags are the widest point of the bike, wider than the cylinders, damage without these guards is more likely.

Please see the Additional Information link above for supplemental installation instructions. The HD video for this product also has some useful information. Please note that the bike in the video also has our engine protection bars installed.

Customer Reviews

Excellent Value Review by Daniel L. Nix
I ordered the rear protection bars for my new BMW R 1200 RT because I felt the cost would be little compared to the damage to the saddlebags in the event that I dropped the bike. My BMW dealership installed the bars and they did an excellent job. I ordered the chrome because I thought it would look classy. I was right. The bars look great and I have no doubts that they will do the job in the event of a drop. I also like the fact that the bars do not stick way out. They are out enough to do the job but not enough to overwhelm the appearance of the bike. I couldn't be happier with my Wunderlich rear protection bars. (Posted on 01/06/2013)
Great addition to my RT Review by Gary Hargrove
Dropped the bike shortly after purchase. Scratched the bag pretty bad. Just ordered and received the rear bars. Took them to my local dealer and they were installed in less than an hour. Look good and give me a little more confidence and peace of mind. Hope I don't have to use them, but it's comforting to know they are there. (Posted on 31/05/2013)
Bars Contact & Damage Paraliver Review by John Howard
Purchased the bars in Australia from Motohansa in 2013. And yes, they require the removal of parts for installation, and yes, they look nice, and yes, they will interfere with a pillion with short legs, and yes, they will protect your side cases in a minor tip over. And yes, no solution for the silencer mounting bolt is provided or mentioned in the mounting instructions, and yes, the right hand bar upper mount connected to the frame behind the rear body panel will come in contact with the rear suspention Paralever and rear brake line cover and Damage both components. This is unacceptable. Buy at your own risk! (Posted on 31/05/2013)
Not so tough to install Review by Tony B.
After reading all of the reviews and the apparent problems encountered by others installing these bars, I have come to the realization that most of the errors came prior to the new instructions being posted. It was a fairly easy job, taking a couple hours total. Take your time removing the Tupperware and the bars go right on as designed. Thread all screw on by hand and tighten once all are installed,. Only wished they stayed with torx fasteners instead of allen head. On less tool to keep around. Slick product, thanks. (Posted on 30/03/2013)
If i had known before buying Review by Line Major
You have to take out the BMW rack off and its a pain to take off ,because i stripped the cheap torx screw bmw put in a spot that is very .Difficult to access.... So now can't install the rear guards protector....i thought bmw bikes were all well thought to work on, guess i was wrong. If i had known that before buying i would have never bought. (Posted on 17/08/2012)
Muffler Bolt Modification Review by Larry Callahan
I just installed the rear protection bars on my 2005 R1200RT. They look great and the quality is excellent. However they do block the removal of the muffler hanger bolt. I removed the stock bolt and trim washer. I installed a new M8X40 pitch 125 bolt and M8 flat washer by installing it from the rear on the wheel side. Thread it all the way through the captured nut on the muffler hanger and through the rubber bushing. The bolt will now be extended through the bushing on the side closest to the protection bar. Install a flat fender washer approximately the same diameter of the stock trim washer that was removed and fasten it with a M8 pitch 125 lock nut. This procedure must be done before you install the left side protection bar. There is enough space between the protection bar and the muffler hanger so that the lock nut may be removed with the protection bar in place. And the bolt may now be removed from the wheel side. This should make rear wheel removal much easier. (Posted on 31/05/2012)
Protection bars look and work great Review by Jeff P
I can't comment on the installation because I had the bars shipped direct to my dealer and installed there. So installation couldn't have been easier! I ordered the silver for my 2012 RT in midnight blue, and the bars match the rest of the bike perfectly! I have both the engine and pannier protection bars and have received lots of compliments on the looks. Plus, unfortunately, I can now report that they work as advertised. I dropped the bike at the gas station of all places, and when I picked it back up, there was not a scratch on it, except on the ends of the protection bars which aren't even noticeable. So I can attest these bars work as advertised and will protect your bike! (Posted on 03/04/2012)
Humm Review by Max
Installed these on a 2012 R1200RT. I liked the look of them and figured they would give me some added protection in case of a dropped bike.Installation is tedious. The tail light, rear luggage rack, and side panels must all come off. The rear luggage rack is somewhat of a challenge due to the two vertical screws hidden in tubes above the tail light location.The jury is still out on approval until I have a rear tire changed. The bolt that holds the muffler clamp is hidden behind the lower mounting bolt for the left bar. Taking out the lower mounting bolt and removing the rear most clamp allows the bar to swing out of the way enough to get to the muffler bolt, but I'm still unsure that the muffler will come off. According to the BMW mechanic I talked to, the muffler has to come off to get the rear tire off. We'll see. (Posted on 15/01/2012)
Rear Bars Review by Peter Gray
These are a welcome addition to my bike and the installation was not difficult if you read the instructions and review all the pictures carefully. Once the tail section was off the bike each side bracket took about 20 minutes to install and add the safety I was looking for. Without the bags it looks kind of strange but that isn't the normal riding configuration. (Posted on 16/10/2011)

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