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Engine Protection BarPart Number: 8160735-736

R1200 RT

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Silver $389.00 In Stock
Black $389.00 In Stock
Chrome $399.00 In Stock

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With these engine bars, we’ve applied our extensive experience in Engine Protection Bar design and once again hit a home run. This completely new design, developed especially for the R1200 RT, provides outstanding protection in more ways than one. Not only does it protect the valve covers from damage, it also protects the sump. The engine guard securely mounts at six optimally placed mounting points which share the load and protect from serious damage in most tip over situations. Cornering clearance is not compromised and all routine maintenance can be carried out without the need for removal. Installation is easily carried out with basic tools and no cutting or modification of any type is required. The engine protection bar is available in either a chrome finish or powder coated silver or black. The bar looks great and integrates perfectly with the RT's design.

Check out these facts:

• Even load distribution
• Protects cylinders and fairing
• Protects sump and oil filter
• Strong mounting system
• Removal not required for maintenance
• Precision steel construction
• Cornering clearance not compromised
• Easy to install
• No modifications needed
• Available in silver, black or chrome

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Please note the following:

These bars are not designed to be compatible with the Original BMW accessory valve cover protectors.

Fits all model year R1200 RT up to 2013.

On the chrome version, center support and bottom carrier are silver powdercoat. Only the protruding bars are chrome plated.

Not compatible with Remus header pipes due to tight clearances.

Please Note: The video for this product shows a bike that also has the saddlebag protection bars installed.

This item fits the following BMW bike models:

  • R1200RT

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (Based on 54 reviews)
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Great product

Reviewed by Renee Strand from Salt Lake City, UT (9.15.2014)

Excellent product. I bought both the engine and rear protection bars. I read all of the reviews about installation prior to beginning my project so I was well prepared for the time it takes, having 4 hands instead of two for the project, and the removal of all the plastic. If you're prepared for this, then you won't get stressed out. Just take the project one step at a time and it all goes together quite nicely. I am extremely happy with my bars and wish I had had them at the time I purchased my motorcycle and would have avoided scratching my engine and saddle bags when I tipped over the bike while stopped. But, at least I have them now and haven't tipped over the bike since having the protection.
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Hope I never need them!

Reviewed by Ken W Keller from Mt. Vernon, Il (8.9.2014)

Two factors led to my purchase of the Wunderlich engine protection bars. The one owner 2005BMW r1200rt that I bought was in showroom ready. Secondly, being a short, senior citizen, I was concerned about my adjustment to a taller heavier bike than I was used to riding. I was afraid that the bike might get away from me. The engine and read protection bars were a smart purchase. Additionally, they look good.
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2007 R1200RT engine protection bars

Reviewed by Ronald Grosser from Ocala, Florida (5.25.2014)

Nice piece. I like the metallic silver powdercoat finish. Fitment was no problem as long as you leave all fasteners loose until starting the last bolt. Some crash bars I see look out of place, but the Wunderlich bars complement the bikes appearance.
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2011 R1200RT engine bars

Reviewed by Jim Arnold from Centennial, Co (5.5.2014)

The bars were a snap to install, just be sure to install the included installation bolt (about 2 1/2 inches long) from the left side of the Motorcycle! I'm really pleased with the looks and protection that they provide!
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Did it's job well

Reviewed by Frank Ruffin from Tucson, AZ (12.22.2013)

(un)fortunately 2 weeks after having them installed I dropped the motorcycle (BMW RT1200) doing a U turn on a narrow uphill mountain road. Broke the foot rest & scratched the saddlebag but the engine block was unscathed & the mirror frame barely touched. could not have asked for a better protection. The bars did their job well.
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Just like the Big Boys

Reviewed by Chuck from Sunny San Diego from San Diego, CA (12.5.2013)

The bars were securely packaged, and the video online is great. Taking off the plastic was easier than my Suzuki (more screws but easier) The bars seem adequate, I haven't tested them yet. The color(silver) looks good and nearly matches the aluminum finish parts on the bike. I bought both the front and rear bars. Same goes for the rear saddle bag protection...excellent!
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Front protection

Reviewed by Don Chase from Olympia, WA (12.2.2013)

Very much enjoy the look and function of these bars. Relatively easy to install. Dealer liked them because on some the bars need to be removed for access, but not these.
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Look nice & easy to install

Reviewed by Don Chase from Olympia, WA (11.15.2013)

Not too bad to install - took a couple of hours. Had to stretch the bottom bracket a bit to fit but that was it. Dealer liked them because they will not interfere with access to the valve cover.
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Reviewed by john burke from orange park, fl (8.11.2013)

The bars work perfectly in every way. Had to pay the BMW dealer to install them - I just can't do that kind of work anymore at 70 years young. Even the mechanic was very impressed with them.
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Front tip,over bars

Reviewed by Alfred Harness from Covelo, Calif (8.9.2013)

Well I purchased a set of front and rear protection bars for my new R1200rT after my first accidental drop in the middle of a down hill asphalt road while trying to turn around ,scratched my valve cover and the rear case,,ugle but able to live with it ,well got home put on the front bars on ,not that hard even for and old man under the shade tree ,decided not to put the rear bars on as it required removing the side panel and decided to wait,,bad decision , well the next day heading out the drive way which Is dirt and going down hill ,well had to get off to open the gate get back on go through get off to close the gate, like I said this is on a down hill slope Needless to say I dropped the dam thing again only good thing was it was the same side as before the right side,,,,to make a long story short the front bars worked exactly as they were suppose to ,prevented any more damage to the valve cover but it did sctracked my new bars but the bars worked just fine ,only wish I went ahead and put the rear bars on at the same time,but what the heack the case was already scratched and I still have a clean set of rear bars to install ,,,ha
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all I wanted

Reviewed by Paul Wilbur from Waltham, MA (7.11.2013)

This engine guard is just what I wanted. Easy to put on took about ½ hour. Looks good matches the silver paint on the bike. Let me mount highway pegs in a good position. Hope it will protect my bike, have not tested it yet.
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Needs better installation instructions

Reviewed by Jeff Kadison from Deerfield, Illinois (6.4.2013)

Excellent product but needs better installation instructions. Front bar need to be marked which side is left and which is right. If this gets taken care of no problems what so ever.
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Excellent Value #2

Reviewed by Daniel L. Nix from Canon City, CO (6.1.2013)

I bought the Engine Protection Bars in conjunction with the saddlebag protection bars for my BMW R 1200 RT. I can\'t comment on the ease of installation because I had my BMW dealership put them on for me but I can say they really dress up the bike without being obtrusive. They are big enough to do the job but not so big that they overwhelm or detract from the appearance of the bike itself. While I hope I never drop my bike, I am confident that if it should happen, the bars will protect the engine cylinder heads and the other body parts. Wunderlich was wonderful to deal with and I wouldn\'t have any problems ordering any of their products in the future. I am totally happy with the bars and with Wunderlich.
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Talk About Difficult!!

Reviewed by Jay Trofe from Denver, Pa (5.27.2013)

Boy were these a bear to instal! The installation directions do not even tell you about a screw that you have to remove on the clutch side of the engine! Luckily, I was able to get help reading some of the other reviews on this website. Then getting the pieces to properly align was just about impossible! I almost gave up, but miraculously, they finally came together! It took a lot longer than I had hoped. They do look nice, once installed. They also provide some form of protection for the engine in the event of a fall. Unfortunately, I got a chance to try them out when my bike took a spill in my shed. I had the saddle bag guards on as well and while the bike did not suffer any damage, the guards themselves did get scuffed up. That makes me wonder how they would fair on macadam and while actually moving because they got scuffed up falling onto the wooden floor of my shed. Overall, though, I am very pleased with this purchase.
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Reviewed by Ron Rummel from Avon Lake, OH (5.6.2013)

Installation was a snap due to the tips shared here ... to all of those who took the time to share their info.. Thank You!! Very nice product, well made and look great on my new RT..
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Engine Protection Bars

Reviewed by Todd from Humble, TX (4.8.2013)

The bars were easy to install and look great on the bike. I have not had to test the bars thank goodness so I can not give a review for the amount if protection they provide.
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the more protection the better

Reviewed by Mad Max from Hinton, IA (4.4.2013)

after I removed the chessy plastic valve cover protectors my dealer sold me, the installation of the wunderluch engine protection bars was easy and took about 30 minutes. The finish matches the color of my lowers, so they look like they belong, and match the saddle bag protectors I installed first. Good sturdy product will protect the paint and plastic in the event of a tip over, well worth the money.
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Spencer Bennett

Reviewed by Spencer Bennett from Nesbit, Mississippi (3.12.2013)

Bars appear to be very well made and will serve their intended purpose well. Instructions were pathetic. Install is a bit of a hassle, especially if you do not want to take the lower fairing off. Have to be removed to access the alternator belt or do other major inspections. Overall I am happy with them as they do look good on the bike. They are scaled nicely to the RT.
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Cheap Hardware

Reviewed by Bill Morrissett from Baltimore, MD (12.6.2012)

The engine protection kit comes with grade 2 plated bolts of the poorest quality that could be found. The hardware should be high quality stainless. The allen heads began to round off when tightening because the metal is too soft. Guaranteed to rust. The directions are below par, lousy pictures and the instructions are not model specific, did not mention a factory bolt had to be removed from my RT for installation, also flipping from the front to the back and rotating the page 180 degrees each time to go from written instruction to referenced photo. If you are not mechanically inclined the install could be confusing. The fit and finish are good but the threaded holes had to be tapped to get the powder coat clear to allow bolts to be installed. A lot of money for cheap hardware to be included. Stainless hardware would have cost Wunderlich pennies more to include but they sent the cheap stuff. Disappointed.
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Look Great!

Reviewed by bill from Magnolia , Tx (11.21.2012)

Because I had read previous reviews, installation was easy. The tip to remove a bolt on the left side of the engine got me off on the right course. By leaving all bolts hand threaded hole alignment was not too difficult. This technique is usually standard practice for any assembly with multiple connection points, much like racks for panniers. Also, I like to have a little tension on the components when they are tightened down. I used a touch of blue lock tight and lock washers too.

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