AvantGuard is a new kind of front end protection
product for the R1200 R/RS designed to shield the painted engine,
exhaust headers and surrounding surfaces from stone and splash abrasion
damage over time.
The R and RS models' front fenders are very short, styled to look
light and fast, but ineffective in containing road debris thrown back by
the front tire. The front fenders are also very flexible - not stable
enough to serve as a proper mount for a long fender extension. AvantGuard solves the problem by mounting to the engine/chassis behind the front fender.
AvantGuard covers the full height of the
engine, 12.5" (325mm), mounting to two existing screws at the top, and
to the bottom of the engine case via an aluminum bracket and M8 bolts.
At its widest point, 11.5" (295mm) it partially overlaps the exhaust
headers to reduce stone abrasion and leaves sufficient clearance for
AvantGuard is injection molded 3mm thick
nylon, the same tough, impact resistant material used by BMW for its
fenders and optional side skirts. It has a fine matte black texture and
its shape reflects the form of the engine and the R/RS's bodywork. AvantGuard is a front end complement to the MudSling™ 12R/RS_LC rear suspension guard, both of which work to help keep these bikes looking new and reducing clean-up maintenance.
NOTE: BMW's optional spotlight bar is not compatible with the AvantGuard - at least not yet. MaMo are developing a light mount kit to enable mounting both the AvantGuard and auxiliary lighting light and we will keep you informed once we have it in stock.