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Rear Protection Bars, Silver
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      Rear Protection Bars, Silver

    • ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    • $439.95

      Estimated Install
      Time 45 minutes*

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      Caution! Our Rear Protection Bars, Silver does not fit all bike models. Please select your bike if you are not sure.
      Warning! Important information below in the description.


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    Rear Protection Bars, Silver

    These bars not only offer great protection for the expensive, original RT saddlebags, but also provide 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 developed this supplemental 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 unchanged. Additional advantage: The bars are a perfect lifting point and can be used to attach further accessories or luggage. For best results and protection for your bike, we suggest that you also install our engine protection bars.


    • Comfortable holding point for the passenger
    • Supplemental reinforcement of sub-frame
    • Made of seamless, precision steel tubing
    • Robust attachment at four points on each side
    • Ideal for the attachment of additional accessories or luggage
    • Perfect lifting point when placing the bike on the center stand
    • Protects the saddlebags from front and side impact, also in a tip over
    • Complete set of left & right bars with instructions and all needed hardware
    • Unobtrusive; full range of rider and passenger movement unchanged
    • Operation, removal, installation of saddlebags unchanged
    • No modifications to the bike are needed
    • Does not fit Low suspension models
    • Made in Germany

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

    Please Note: Not for Low Suspension Models! Why? The Paralever strut of the rear suspension may contact the inner mounting point of the protection bar under full suspension compression.

    Installation tip: Please see the Product Video link above for supplemental installation instructions. The video for this product also has some useful information. Please note that the bike in the video also has our engine protection bars installed.


    Please Note: Exceptions to model/year fitment

    Model: Notes:
    R1200RT Not for Low Suspension

    *Installation estimated at 45 minutes for this part may vary depending on skill level.

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    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    4.74/5 Stars out of 35 Reviews
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    Rear protection bars for R1200RT
    (Pennsylvania) | October 17th, 2023
    Great quality, easy assembly and super fast shipping. Salesman at the Barber Vintage Festival was outstanding.
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    Very Happy
    | February 19th, 2022
    decided to buy these because as this is my 3rd RT, I have always seemed to drop the bike at a low speed for something stupid reason. Installation seemed daunting at first but after reading and looking up on YouTube it was a snap! Makes lifting the rear up on the center stand so much easier
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    No broken leg
    | August 26th, 2018
    I had Wunderlich engine and bag bars on my 2006 RT when I had a slow-speed (5 mph?) accident at an intersection. I struck the right rear fender of the car in front of me and the bike fell to the right, coming to rest against a rather high curb on the engine and bag bars. If I hadn't had the bars on the bike, I think the weight and momentum of the falling bike against the curb would have broken my right leg. Short story, I got a new bike and got new bars.
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    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    (Wantage, New Jersey) | October 19th, 2014
    These bars are beautiful and offer great protection but they have one big problem. Once installed the left bar covers access to the bolt that is used on the muffler hanger. This bolt has to be removed in order to do certain maintenance work such as, removing the rear wheel and tire or servicing the rear drive. Wunderlich could have very easily designed this bar to avoid this but they did not. Having to remove this bar every time I need to do maintenance will add a considerable amount of time and is not something I'm looking forward to.
    More than just a protection bar.
    (Carolstream, Il.) | September 29th, 2014
    Theses worked out tremendous for me. It only took me a couple of hours to install the bars and on top of that I put a pair of saddlemen gaurd bar bags, now I have more space to put items that are very easy to get to and a cup holder on each side a great investment as far as I am concerned .
    Great product
    (Salt Lake City, UT) | September 15th, 2014
    Excellent product! I just wish I had known about them when I bought my bike and could have saved the scratches on my saddle bags. I did read all of the reviews about installing the bars and all of the griping about taking off all of the plastic, but if you go into the project knowing that it is a bit time consuming and tedious then you won't get stressed out. We (two of us) did it as a project together and yes, 4 hands are much better than two - so I would recommend that you have a partner to help.
    Complete package
    (Mt Vernon, Il) | August 8th, 2014
    The Wunderlich rear protection bars complement the engine protection bars. I felt that the one, owner showroom ready 2005 BMW r1200rt that I bought needed a bit of extra protection. Especially considering the fact that I am a short, senior citizens with limited experience riding taller sports bikes. The local BMW dealer installed both engine and rear bars.
    Non-wrencher perspective
    (Akron, OH) | June 5th, 2014
    I am not a wrencher--I'm a rider. I was able to complete the installation, but it was a challenge. The instructions with the addendum were mostly okay. I struggled with the tail light dis-assembly. I couldn't get the perspective on what I was unscrewing. A friend helped me out. There is a recessed screw on each "wing" of the tail light assembly -- that's what the picture is showing. My total time was about 4 hours -- including a trip to Home Depot. With luck, I hope to never test out the bars!
    Will be a problem for passenger
    (Greensboro, MD) | June 5th, 2014
    The bars are obviously well made and designed. They fit well. However,it should be strongly noted that a passenger under 5' 8" will be uncomfortable due to the bars hitting the back of the knee. Regretably, this issue caused me to remove the bars.
    Looks Great!
    (Surprise, AZ) | December 17th, 2013
    I really like the look on the bike. Like others have said, getting the bike up on center stand way easier now. I use then as anchor points now for luggage on passenger seat too. Would definately look at "how to" for removal of all the "plastic" and rear rack to speed things up.
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