Just for your info. I purchased the touratech crash bars and the opportunity to test them out on a logging road here on Vancouver Island in B.C. a few weeks back.
I also had on my jesse bags at the same time, which did help alleviate damage to the rear, and probably also helped at the front end.
It was a slow speed drop on a steep up hill section after stopping to let a vehicle by.
The touratech bars fit up quite high on the fairing, thus the only damage was a bit of a scratch on the jesse bag, and the same on the crash bars.
The right signal light did crack, but was usable with a bit of tape. Have since put on a smaller set of front signal lights so they no sit recessed inside the crash bars.
The brake lever also took a hit, but not enough snapped off that it was unusable. Am looking at a set of protectors for those, or as on off road rider suggested, drill a small hole in the leading edge of the handle at the knob, and that will create a weak point for future snappage.
Long and short, the touratech crash bars did an excellent job.
I also have the touratech bash plate. It is a bit of a pain to remove for an oil change, so if I had to buy that over again would probably buy something else. It does the job though.
The bars did get