German motorcycle accessory specialists, SW Motech, have introduced some useful additions to their winter 2014/15 range, to help protect riders and their machines throughout the chilly season:
Praised for it’s value, practicality and user-friendly road manners, Honda’s new CB650F is set to be a favourite amongst year-round riders. Constructed from heavy-duty steel, SW-Motech Crash Bars form a protective barrier around the areas of the CBF which are liable to damage during low speed falls. Although tough, they’re lightweight and unobtrusive, and each set is tailor made to fit the relevant machine so they add minimal width. They’re also powder coated to help stave off corrosion. Retail price £137.99 including VAT.
Effective lighting is crucial to ensure riders spot potential hazards in good time, and are clearly visible to other road users, especially during the winter months when visibility can be poor. SW Motech’s Hawk Fog Lights feature two H3 55W ellipsoid lights, designed to emit a powerful and broad dispersion of light and increase visibility in low light, and even foggy conditions. Compact and subtly styled, the lights don’t detract from the CBF’s look, and can be mounted on crash bars or the CBF’s frame tubes.Price: £165.98.
Hands and fingers are often first to feel the winter chill, so a Kobra Handguard Kit has also been added to the CB650’s accessory list. Constructed from tough polypropylene plastic with a full-wrap aluminium frame, the guards help protect the hands from wind chill, freezing winter rain; as well as grit, stones and other road debris. An optional extension kit is available, offering extra protection. An LED indicator kit can also be fitted. Price: £115.99
BMW R 1200GS
SW Motech have also developed an Upper Crash Bar, to protect the BMW R 1200GS LC’s tank and fairing. The sturdy bars are made from high-grade steel with an electropolished and blasted surface to help protect against corrosion, even if scratched; bolt directly to existing anchor points on the GS’s frame; and are designed to complement the R1200’s styling. They can be used on their own, or with SW Motech’s lower guards for complete engine, bodywork and tank protection. Price: £163.99
For details on these and the complete range of SW Motech motorcycle accessory and luggage solutions, call Motohaus Powersports on 01256 704909, or visit www.motohaus.com