Author Topic: Wunderlich vs Illium Protection Bars?  (Read 135 times)

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OnlineRick G

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    Wunderlich vs Illium Protection Bars?
    « on: 2021-02-09 18:37:35 »
    I have a new 2020 1250RT coming as soon as the brake recall is completed.  I plan on putting engine and luggage protection bars on as I know I will drop this beauty at some point in not too distant future.  A slip of the foot at a stop.  Some oil on boot sole at gas stop.  Pushing around the garage.  If my history has taught me anything, it is when not if!  LOL

    So I am looking at reccomendations between the Wunderlich vs Ilium Works protection bars.  Wunderlich's appear to be slightly more protecive around cyclinder head and use a larger hoop in rear for luggage.  Ilium is a little bit cheaper but not by that much to be a huge factor, especially after dropping $20K+ on new bike,

    I appreciate your real world reviews.


    Rick G


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      Re: Wunderlich vs Illium Protection Bars?
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-02-09 18:46:07 »
      I went with Illium. Watched the vid on their site of the owner dropping his bike with them fitted. I also like the rear bars as they unbolt easily if you don't always ride with bags. The rears are also lower, so they don't rub on my wifes calves when she is on the pillion. But Wunderlich are also ok, Illium are expensive. I bought mine from Mike at Sportouring. We have also fitted the same bars to two 1250s we have in our blood bike fleet. If you do a search on the BMW LT forum, there are loads of threads about engine bars


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        Re: Wunderlich vs Illium Protection Bars?
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-02-21 17:41:55 »
        The worrying thing about the video is that, if you watch carefully, something appears to fly off the bike as it hits the ground!