A motorbike offers little protection against severe injuries in the case of an accident. Wearing a helmet and riding attire certainly provide some safety, but many dedicated bikers go a step further.
A crash bar is a piece of safety equipment attached to the motorcycle’s frame. The idea is to have a metal bar that protrudes beyond the motorbike, although the design varies. The bar will prevent the bike from toppling completely and shield the rider from being crushed by the bike if it does fall over.
The bar is also meant to protect the gasoline tank and engine of the motorcycle, therefore preventing damage to the motorcycle and serving as an essential safety element for the rider.
Crash bars are often constructed from chrome-plated stainless steel and are also known as freeway bars, highway bars, and engine guards. They are affixed to the bike’s bottom frame and typically comprise two sections per side.
Crash bars on motorcycles do not protect riders who are flung from their bikes after a collision, but they may prevent the motorcycle from overturning onto the rider. Some motorcyclists invest in crash bars with a greater concern for safeguarding the motorbike than themselves. The crash bars’ claimed function is to protect the motorcycle’s important and expensive components.
In addition to motorcycle accessories, solo and duo options for kriega saddlebags are available. A roll-top closure ensures comprehensive weather protection, and the detachable white lining makes it simple to locate and clean your gear.
The bags are held in place by aircraft-grade anodized aluminum strap connections and heavy-duty cam buckles. Included are mounting straps for a single or double bag configuration and an adjustable shoulder strap for usage off the bike.
Also, swmotechdrybags are an inexpensive and waterproof alternative to ballistic nylon tail bags and are available in nine sizes. The easy-to-clean, PVC-coated polyester material protects your gear from the elements with its welded edges and roll-top closure. Integrated clip adapters make all drybag tail bags compatible with one another.
Read the infographic below from Motorrad Garage to know more about motorcycle crash bars, specifically what they are and if they are worth the investment.