Honda put the new Africa Twin in the CRF category for a reason. Like the popular dirt bikes that share its nomenclature, this bike was made to not only handle the tough stuff, but to excel in it. Protect your CRF1000L Africa Twin with a set of AltRider Crash Bars, and venture confidently into the unknown.
Why a 3-Part System?
We designed this system to be modular so that different types of riders could choose their level of protection. Some riders may be headed for a major off-road adventure, where the Full Crash Bar System will provide the most comprehensive solution. Others may not want the entire “roll-cage” type system, opting instead for just the Lower or Upper Bars. Some people may also choose to start with the Lower Crash Bars and add the other pieces over time. Whatever category you fall into, AltRider has a Crash Bar solution for you.
Lower Crash Bars
The 3-part system starts with the Lower Crash Bars. Knowing the engine cases are the most exposed in all tip-overs, we designed these for maximum strength so that these alone will provide substantial protection to the bike’s engine and vulnerable castings. The Lower Bars are constructed of 1.25 inch (31.75 mm) diameter steel, which is twice as strong as 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter steel while only adding 10% of the weight. This allows for a compact design that will function under impact while not interfering with the rider.
Upper Crash Bars
The 1 inch (25.4 mm) Upper Crash Bars add another dimension of protection, providing coverage to the bike’s radiator and plastics. Upper Bars are more important on the tall and skinny Africa Twin than on many other bikes, as a simple tip over could result in substantial damage to these pieces.
The 1 inch (25.4 mm) Reinforcement Bar ties the Lower and Upper Bars together, increasing the strength of the overall system. This design allows for even large impacts to be distributed throughout the entire system, minimizing damage to the bike’s engine, frame and other vital components.
All pieces in the system are made of high quality stainless steel in the USA. Select a configuration at the right for additional information on individual components.
Configuration notes: save when you buy the Upper & Lower Bars Combo, and save even more when you buy the Full System (compared to purchasing each piece separately). If you are ordering only the Upper or Lower and it’s your first piece, you’ll need to order with the installation bracket. If you already have the Upper or Lower and are ordering the other piece, you can order without the bracket.
- Made from hand-TIG welded stainless steel tubing
- 3 piece system allows for customization and offers maximum protection
- Available in black, red, or silver
- DCT filter removable with crash bars in place
- Compatible with both DCT and manual transmission models
- Compatible with the OEM center stand and factory belly pan
- Lower Crash Bars not compatible with optional DCT foot shifter
- Not compatible with Honda Upper Bars
- Lower bars may not be compatible with some aftermarket headers due to their relocation of the oxygen sensor