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Stop reading this and go buy some egnine bars. I'll wait. Bought them? Good. Here's why you just blew about £70 on some bent metal. The engine bars mount (depending on your bike) directly to the frame or other "hard" points. They are usually formed to create a "cage" around the engine when fitted. The idea is that these bars are the first thing to hit the deck in a spill and absorb most of the energy by bending - thus saving the expensive bits from any harm. Not only will the bars save on big repair bills, but should the worst happen they will hold the bike off the ground which may mean that you won't be trapped by the machine lying on top of you. The Renntec are finished to a very high standard. The welding is even and smooth and the chrome looks very well doen. They look pretty nifty (they come in a variety of colours for different bikes) and they make the bike seem far more solid and give it a greater presence. Obviously if you have any side fairings or a belly pan, crash bungs are the alternative for you. Those of us with naked or half-faired bike can revel in the glory of a bike with more chrome (or red or black or whatever). I can testify to the engine bars working as my bike was knocked over while parked. The damage was minor - fairing, end can and sub-frame all survived; they may not have done without the engine bars' presence. Along with a ScottOiler, engine bars are a "Must fit item". Prices vary from bike to bike.