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There are plenty of products by Ducati and after market companies that cater to Scrambler owners who want to customize their bikes. Now, SW-MOTECH has come out with the first crash bar for the Ducati Scrambler.

The SW-MOTECH crash bar is made from 22mm steel tubing. It is also sealed against moisture and corrosion by high-grade powder coating.

The crash bar shields the tank and other components in the case of an accident or whenever the bike falls over. Not only is it functional, it also plays well with the Italian motorcycle's classic design style, adding a bit more of a stocky and hearty look.

As far as installation goes, the steel crash bar can be installed using existing anchor points at the motorcycle frame. The company says that installation can be done in a few simple steps.



To get your hands on a SW-MOTECH crash bar you can head to a specialized dealership, which can be found worldwide, or order one at the producers webshop --> Motorcycle Luggage, Motorcycle Protection, Handguards & Accessories - TwistedThrottle.com

The SW-MOTECH crash bar has an MSRP of $199.00.
 

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It looks good but doesn't show how far it extends sideways - so while it may protect the tank and engine compartment your other externals such as exhaust/levers/bar ends/mirrors would probably take the brunt of a drop.

I've got the Evotech crash bobbins on mine and recently dropped the bike on a surface of gravel and stones - the only damage was some small scratches to the exhaust shield and the tiniest of scratches to the end of the brake lever which were all easily painted over. I think I may have had more damage to the extremities with the crash bars ..
 

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Starting to think what that crash bar would look like with some creativity of the color scheme originally on the bike being used on the bars since I know not everyone will care to stick with black.
 

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Good shot of the right hand side of the bike but isn't there already a standard crash bar on that side anyway called the exhaust?
 

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THese are brilliant, the issues with sliders are the lack of distribution of force, and they tend to snag as you can see in a quick google search. You'll see them bend and in some instances damage the engine or frame. You can even see where when at the track they snag in the grass and start tumbling the bike... The guy above is spot on, they are certainly not for offroad.

I actually don't see these for sale yet?

EDIT: They're on Ebay for $221.94 from France.
 

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To get your hands on a SW-MOTECH crash bar you can head to a specialized dealership, which can be found worldwide, or order one at the producers webshop --> Motorcycle Luggage, Motorcycle Protection, Handguards & Accessories - TwistedThrottle.com
The SW-MOTECH crash bar has an MSRP of $199.00.
I was ready to buy when I used the link provided. Perhaps it's just me but I using this link provided me with listings for every conceivable bike accessory and no crash bars for a Scrambler. Then using their search box looking for Scrambler Ducati yielded mirror extenders plus one other product and then looking for Scrambler Ducati Crash Bars gave me a great assortment of crash bars but after 4 pages of items still nothing about the ones shown in the photos. I just gave up. I really didn't/don't want to peruse the entire catalog of parts and accessories. A better direct link to the specific page for this item would be great. Thanks.
 

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I was ready to buy when I used the link provided. Perhaps it's just me but I using this link provided me with listings for every conceivable bike accessory and no crash bars for a Scrambler. Then using their search box looking for Scrambler Ducati yielded mirror extenders plus one other product and then looking for Scrambler Ducati Crash Bars gave me a great assortment of crash bars but after 4 pages of items still nothing about the ones shown in the photos. I just gave up. I really didn't/don't want to peruse the entire catalog of parts and accessories. A better direct link to the specific page for this item would be great. Thanks.
I called Twisted Throttle and they said that they have ordered it but haven't received it in their inventory yet. I'm waiting as well.
 

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Thanks Tropy73. Very helpful. Helios, from your post it seems like that is a press release from SW-Motech or directly from their catalog. Are you a company rep or work for them? If so can you get us photos that show how far the guard protrudes beyond the tank sides? Thanks.
 

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Found this on their site. In the pic with the Legend Rear bag, it shows (though not focused well) how far off the crash bar is. I am definitely interested on this one since it makes the scrambler a little more industrial and beefy looking which is what I am going for. Also, the protection seems to be better than the frame sliders on high speed or uneven pavement accidents.
 

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SW Motech makes some very well-engineered products, from my experience with them. Frame sliders are good for protecting against the most common error--a tipover while doing 0-5 mph, but crash bars have two main advantages over frame sliders: 1, the force of impact is distributed over multiple mounting points, reducing the risk of engine case damage (as shown in previous post) and 2) crash bars won't flip your bike. Frame sliders stick out and tend to catch on things, causing a sliding bike to flip and tumble.

With that said, these crash bars seem to be so streamlined that about the last thing that would touch the ground in a get-off, so kind of offer last-resort protection, after the exhaust and handlebars are toast.
 

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I remember comparing notes with others regarding the sliders and bars. From experience it was agreed a good frame slider will grind as it runs along a surface and the bolt should bend as it contacts a solid obstruction while crash guards are rigid and more likely to cause a bike to flip at speed.
 

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I remember comparing notes with others regarding the sliders and bars. From experience it was agreed a good frame slider will grind as it runs along a surface and the bolt should bend as it contacts a solid obstruction while crash guards are rigid and more likely to cause a bike to flip at speed.
What? It's more like the opposite. Case covers like FIM GB Racing covers are best. Those bolts and deform your frame and more. The longer they are, the worse, that's why these look legit with their additional mounting points.


It really comes down to engineering, these look solid:



And ones designed not to snag are also good:

 
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