German motorcycle engineers SW Motech have introduced a range of practical and stylish accessories for BMW’s R nineT Racer. Mixing vintage looks with modern materials, and with a sturdy carrying system, Legend Gear Side Bags suit the Racer’s retro lines perfectly.
A combination of waxed canvas and Napalon synthetic leather gives the bags the classic look, while PU coatings on the inside, waterproof inner bags and rain covers keep contents well protected. LC1 bags hold a handy 9.8 litres of kit per side; the larger LC2 version holds 13.5 litres. Both attach using the SLC Side Carriers. Made from tough steel tubing, they’re designed specifically for the R nineT Racer and allow a pannier to be carried on one or both sides of the bike. They attach using original mounting points. A quick-lock system gives easy fitting and removal, and unique military-style webbing loops and alloy hooks allow other Legend Gear bags to be attached to each pannier.
For those needing additional carrying capacity, the Legend Gear Tank Bag LT2 holds an extra 5.5 litres – great for items needed to hand during the ride. It attaches using a classic strap mounting – two clip buckles offer fast access to the fuel filler cap. Like the panniers, it’s made from Napalon synthetic leather and coated canvas, with a water-resistant PU inner lining and comes with a rain cover. A clear PVC window gives easy access to devices like smartphones and satnavs and there’s also a feed-through point for charging cables. Like the rest of the Legend Gear range, the Tank Bag also has the military grade fastening system for attachment of optional Accessory Bags LA1/LA2 and the Smartphone Bag LA3 (sold separately).
The Engine Guard offers protection to the Racer’s engine block and sump from stones and other debris thrown up by the front wheel. Constructed from 4 mm brushed aluminium, it is rubber-mounted to reduce vibration. Its steel mounting brackets are designed for quick and easy installation, and attach to existing mounting points. Air intake holes allow plenty of cooling airflow to the engine block.
Constructed from heavy-duty steel, SW-Motech’s Crash Bars form a protective barrier around the Racer’s vulnerable cylinder heads. Each set is tailor-made to fit perfectly and they’re available in a choice of black powder coated and stainless steel finishes.
For riders looking for additional peace of mind, Cylinder Guards help protect the Boxer engine’s valve and spark plug covers during a slow speed fall or slide. Made from laser-cut, brushed aluminium with an anodized aluminium pad, they’re shaped to follow the lines of the valve cover and are lined with a rubber cushion for added impact absorption. They come in a choice of Black/Gold and Black/Silver finishes.
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