The BMW R1200 GS is the perfect machine to tackle any terrain that sits between you and your destination. From long tracts of smooth pavement, to dirt roads, to single-track woodland trails, it can do it all. But with the versatility of the R1200 GS there also comes some risk of damage to your motorcycle. Sure, skilled riding will keep your bike upright while you’re on it—but small things like low-hanging sticks or kicked-up stones can cause problems. Fortunately, Wunderlich has several products that can protect the sensitive parts of your motorcycle from flying hazards.
The first product is the Wunderlich Oil Cooler Guard (8501152-160) for all R1200 GS motorcycles. The the video below shows the version for 2008 and up models, but there is also a version available for 2007 and earlier motorcycles. With the guard installed, the delicate fins of the front-mounted oil cooler on your R1200 GS are protected from damage or puncture from small stones and sticks kicked up in front of you. The Oil Cooler Guard is made from a tough steel mesh sandwiched between two pieces of molded ABS. It installs very quickly in about 5 minutes and is secured in place with just two easy bolts. The oil cooler guard also comes in silver or black so you can choose one to match the style of your motorcycle perfectly.
Now, if you’ve ever been unlucky enough to have a stone or rock hit your headlight, you know how much it hurts your wallet. To replace the headlight lens on your R1200 GS, you need to replace the entire housing. The Wunderlich Headlight Guard (8110141) for the R1200 GS will protect the expensive glass lens and take that punishment so your wallet won’t have to. It’s made from a piece of transparent, clear, and shatterproof Lexan in a coated, laser-cut steel frame. Even the smallest rock or stone has no chance of damaging your lens. Plus, it folds away whenever needed to make cleaning the headlight and the guard as easy as can be.