SW-MOTECH EVO Adjustable Foot Pegs: Comfort and Stability, Combined

Motorcycle ergonomics are one of those black arts, it seems, and not every bike manufacturer is a perfect practitioner. Either your pristine new adventure machine—be it a shiny BMW R1200GS, rugged Honda Africa Twin, or unbreakable Kawasaki KLR650—fits you or it doesn’t. In the case that it doesn’t, it’s time for ergonomic changes.

One of the most effective ergonomic alterations is to change your bike’s stock foot pegs. Sometimes they’re in the wrong place for maximum control and comfort, and sometimes they’re just terribly small and slippery. Sometimes both.

It was with these problems in mind that SW-MOTECH developed the EVO Adjustable Foot Peg Kit for a range of adventure bikes. Unlike the previous adjustable pegs, the new EVOs offer significantly more flexibility.

How? Each of these foot pegs has a unique design with an offset cam located by a sturdy splined shaft that allows selection of any of 12 positions. At the highest position, the EVO Foot Peg Kit is level with the stock location. At the lowest, the pegs drop the foot position by 0.6in (15mm). The cam design also allows the pegs to be positioned slightly down and slightly forward, about 0.3in (8mm) in each direction, as well as slightly down and back.

Honda Africa Twin foot peg compared to SW-MOTECH EVO Adjustable Foot Peg Kit
How much bigger? The SW-MOTECH EVO Adjustable footpeg (right) compared to the stock Honda Africa Twin piece. Which would you rather have under you on a muddy trail?

The EVO Foot Peg Kit also permits changing the face angle of the peg plus or minus 18 degrees for maximum comfort. Meshing teeth on the adjustment pivots provide solid positioning to ensure your pegs remain in the position you select.

With a larger surface area than stock foot pads, removable aggressive rubber tread pads and traction lugs with rounded edges for longer boot life, you will enjoy solid foot position no matter how sloppy conditions get. Complete with model specific hinged mounts and easy to install, this kit features marked increments to simplify and ensure symmetrical adjustments for both pegs.

Currently, SW-MOTECH EVO Adjustable Foot Peg kits are available for the Honda Africa Twin, BMW R1200GS series, BMW S1000XRTriumph’s Tigers, Ducati Scrambler and Multistrada, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 650, Honda’s NC700X and VFR800, various KTM models, Yamaha Super Tenere, and others.

The kit includes two footpegs with removable rubber inserts and two bike-specific adapters.


  • Adjustable to 12 positions
  • Maximum change from stock is 0.6in (15mm)
  • Offset internal ratchet pivots to set position
  • Positions set at 18 degree intervals
  • Cams marked to ensure symmetrical adjustments on left and right pegs
  • Meshed teeth on pivots provide strong connections
  • Removable rubber inserts secured by one easily accessible screw
  • Aggressive rubber pattern for maximum traction during on-road riding
  • Deeply serrated teeth for improved traction while riding off road
  • Enlarged contact area compared to stock pegs
  • Rounded edges to reduce boot wear
  • Electropolished cast stainless steel foot peg construction

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No KTM Adventure yet?

Ed Ritchotte Jr
Ed Ritchotte Jr

Needed for both Kawasaki Concours and Versys!

John Rice
John Rice

I’d like a set for a 2008 Yamaha XT 250 !


Excellent video presentation! Clearly describes the concept and the benefits. The only thing I would have added is a description of the mounting hard ware, such as ‘ 10 mm stainless steel Allen head bolt’