Dear riders, I often struggle with the question if the OEM crash bars work. So I did a simple test, what will happen if I put the bike on the ground. Pictures are self-explanatory. On the road the crash bars should work fine. The weight of the lower part of the bike keeps the steer from the ground. In a heavy crash the top side of the bike could hit te ground and the grey/silver tank/side panels of the bike could potentially touch the ground causing some damage. For the muffler, it’s the same problem. It should be fine unless the crash is somewhat more severe.