I too am concerned about the safety of the towers in an accident but even more so about the danger of sharp edged fairings. When I had my KTM 950 Adventure that small windscreen always made me nervous and I did bump it a few times while offroading. (Never had a bad crash) It looks like it could chop your head clean off. I bought some clear hose, split it lengthwise and put it on the edge of the windscreen like a bead. Blunted the sharp windscreen a bit and made me feel better.