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post #1 of 13 Old 07-07-2015, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question Crashbars or frame sliders?

What offers better protection, the crash bars or frame sliders? KTM offers crash bars with an attached slider. There's the SW Motech crash bars with no slider. Various frame sliders, KTM's own, R&G, Evotech. Do front axle and swingarm sliders offer additional protection?
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Howdy,

You'll get many opinions about what's best, based on the level of protection offered & appearance.

As far as I'm concerned, crash protection is all about keeping the expensive parts of the bike off the ground in the event it slides down the road or even just falls of the sidestand. Anything that will achieve this without putting the rider at risk is a good thing.

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I went the Power Parts route on this all the way, with axle sliders both ends and crash bars with bungs. The KTM crash bars provide some protection for feet too, and lower extremity injuries are predominant in motorcycle accidents, so I felt this extra protection was an added bonus.
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They also offer a bit of protection for the engine cases. That's one reason I went with the KTM setup. It does add a few pounds, but the weight is low and forward which is a good thing.

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I have installed ktm crash bars with sliders attached in both sides from the first day that i buyed my duke

I fell off my bike this winter in an icy road.. the center of gravity was lost in secs & the bike fall with me and slide along the roadway had about 40-50 km/h) 100meters distance..i placed my feet between the crash bars(not a really good idea but..) the crashbars didint even move, they saved my legs & engine from sure damage ..
i surely recommend this ktm products.

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i had the power parts crash bars fitted to my duke 125 and i had an unfortunate accident in october last year, car hit the left side of my bike bounced it across the road, crash bars prevented my foot from being crushed and also stopped the engine from being smashed as the bike bounced across the road, bars were bent but saved major damage in taking the impact would definatley recommend ktm crash bars
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I've got the SW-Motech, like them pretty much but they've never been put to use, and hope the never do...
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I like the look of the SW-Motech's, but the KTM's are color matching. Not sure about the sliders on the KTM's, they look like they were added on after the fact. Would the crash bars without the sliders suffice? Which of the two are sturdier?

The R&G frame slider is very clean, but would it provide similar protection to the crash bars?
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The R&G might keep the engine off the road, until it wears down, that's about it.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-08-2015, 07:41 AM
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Guys, don't forget we have (what we feel are) the highest quality sliders out, made, stocked, and shipped instantly from the USA, and at pricing better than the rest as well...

http://www.ktmduke390forum.com/forum...e-sliders.html

http://www.ktmduke390forum.com/forum...0-sliders.html
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