LSL Tour Match Clip-On Kit
Manufacturer details: LSL
Design and function at the highest level
Anybody who looks at the LSL conversion projects can see straight away that the people work with a great deal of passion and at least equally as much technical expertise. It is true that LSL places enormous value on creating a great look for all of its products, but maximum biking pleasure through excellent performance is always central to every product development. LSL has made an extremely good name for itself in the field of ergonomic optimization (handlebars, grips, levers and footrests). LSL also specialises in chassis- and hydraulic components, crash protection and lighting. Several accolades testify to the fact that LSL has taken the right approach with its commitment to technical finesse and quality without compromise - such as the fact LSL has won the 2013 "PS" magazine readers choice award in the "accessories/conversions" category for the fifth consecutive time.
This product is made of high-quality CNC-machined aluminium and will look great on your motorbike.
To ensure that it gives you many years of service, please observe the following care instructions:
1. After installing the product, and each time you wash your motorbike, apply a wax-based care product, e.g. Procycle Polishing Wax, Order no. 10004923 for protection against wind and weather. You may need to repeat the application after an outing in winter weather, rain or salty air (near the coast).
2. Remove any corrosion as soon as possible using a standard aluminium polish (e.g. Autosol Aluminium Polish, Order no. 10004421).
Technical accessories whose operational safety depends not only on their own strength and function, but also on proper installation on the vehicle, are often supplied with a TÜV (German Technical Inspection Association) certificate. The user is obliged to have such accessories immediately registered in the vehicle papers by a TÜV test centre. This also involves the TÜV inspector checking the vehicle's operational safety. A charge is made for such registration.
Today, TÜV reports are increasingly issued for specific types of vehicle. However, no manufacturer is able (e.g. for cost reasons) to have their products tested on all vehicles which might use them. If a vehicle model is not listed, it is the inspector who has to decide about registration on the basis of his technical expertise; the strength of the product and its roadworthiness are confirmed by the existing TÜV report.
Since 2002, TÜV only accepts component certificates which include verification of the manufacturer's quality management system according to the requirements of §19 Appendix XIX of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) in the form of a valid certification document. Older reports can now only be used in exceptional circumstances in the course of a full technical inspection (Bauratabnahme), but the inspector is by no means obliged to make the entry in the papers.
LSL Tour Match Clip-On Kit
LSL Tour Match Clip-on Kit:
The original clip-ons on sports bikes and superbikes are ideal for the race track or motorway due to their extremely low handlebar position, but their suitability for use on normal roads is debatable. The patented LSL Match clip-on provides the solution. Its unique design means that the handlebar tube is located not next to but above the triple tree. With 2° handlebar offset, the Tour Match is ideal for touring and offers a comfortable sitting position. The model-specific clip-on is supplied complete with all the fittings, installation instructions and TÜV test certificate for the particular motorbike model. If a new brake line has to be fitted, this is also included in the set. Handlebar clamp and handlebar tube are supplied as a unit in anodised silver. At present, three different fork clamps are used, according to motorbike:
Tour Match = clamping below the upper triple tree
Top Match = clamping above the upper triple tree
Twin Match = 2-part clamping above and below the upper triple tree
(B): The steering stop has to be limited (necessary parts included)
(S): A recess has to be cut in the fairing tips
(L): Can only be used if the steering damper is converted (below the steering head)
Test reportsIssue 9-2013
In it 9-2013 issue, "Motorrad News" magazine tested various clip-on handlebars for the BMW S 1000 RR. The LSL Twin Match scored 10 out of a possible 15 points in the final rankings, and the following features were given special mention:
- Sturdily built
- Design inspires confidence
- Top LSL quality
- Comfortable reach for the rider
(One handlebar in the test scored 13 out of 15 points; two others tied for second place with 11 points, followed by two with 10 points each)