Are Crush Bars Really Necessary
i writing from my experience with CRF250L. I have crashed so many times (suffering now knee injury) and nothing happened to the bike. How are the Gs fairings?
Then, I have no idea why engine guard is needed, other than adding more weight? False security? if the bike falls, the engine is not in direct contact with the tiny single cylinder, so what is the point? The upper guard might make more sense if the fairing is sensitive to damage; even then, mostly the handlebars make the contact.
I have many bikes, and I spent so much money on accessories, and I really begin to wonder where is the line between the marketing scheme of the aftermarket accessor companies and the actual need. For instance, the plastic skid plate appears to be adequate (even if not that great looking) unless you ride on some crazy roads which is not suitable for that bike anyway. For instance, i fitted metal skid plate on my Tiger 800 xr and regretted it - it is entirely useless for my purposes and makes the access to oil filter difficult.