Crashbars: Givi or SW Mo-Tech?
I haven't even picked up my Wee-Strom yet, and already I'm planning the accessories.
This bike was meant for crashbars. I don't care if it's going to be a city bike. I want crashbars. (And eventually a skid plate.) As I see it, there the 4 most popular options are:
1. Givi crash bars. I like the looks of these the best. They have a nice, organic shape to them. And I like the way they're coated.
2. SW Mo-Tech Bars. These seem more substantial. I've only seen a few head-on shots of these things mounted on a V-Strom, but it looks like they project farther away from the side of the bike.
3. Hepco & Becker. Can't say I like the looks of these. I like the looks of the Givi and MoTech bars better. These don't seem to with the lines of the bike as well.
4. Pat Walsh Crash Bar/Skid Plate. Ugh. I just don't like the look of this thing at all. It lacks refinement, looks too homemade.
So, my question is, which of these offers the most protection in the event of a tip-over? I'm probably going to go with the Givi bars, unless someone tells me that something else offers superior protection.
Last edited by Necro-99; 02-17-2008 at 11:58 PM.