I am not sure why the 1190 Adventure R comes with lower bars but no upper bars. The upper plastic just begs for some protection, and the after market responded. Touratech was the choice from among many options. The installation was a bit tricky, as there were no instructions, and the brackets needed a little manipulation. In the end however, it all came together and looks great. The only thing I would change, is to powdercoat the hardware orange so that it blends into the frame.