AXP Racing's Poly Skid Plate for the KTM 790 Adventure features a tough, thick 8mm poly plate that's designed to protect your Engine, Fuel Tanks & your Rear Shock Linkage. AXP's design utilizes aluminum mounting brackets which mount to existing skid plate mounts and frame points, unlike other skid plates that utilize engine mounting points. HDPE is a great material for skid plates because it's lightweight, durable, flexes on impact and slides over obstacles. Unlike Aluminum plates which are heavy, bend and more times than not cause annoying vibration noise caused by metal on metal contact at the mount.
NOTE: Due to the fitment of this skid plate it is not compatible with a center stand fitment.
Posted by Chain on 28th Dec 2019
Great Fit! Easy install. Looks and feels well thought out and robust. Look forward to ripping on it! Baja Bound...
Posted by Tosh on 13th Dec 2019
This protector is extremely tough (8mm thick), light (only 7 pounds) and covers the engine and the gas tanks. It stays close to to the bike and does not attach to the engine. Installation is straightforward but you need to have everything aligned well. The toughest part are the two brackets attached to the center stand bolts.
This skid plate has already saved my bike a couple of times. I was able to squeeze through narrow spaces while bikes with wider bars could not do so.
One suggestion for AXP is to affix permanently the nuts to the top side, so you could drop down the plate without removing the brackets when it is time to change the oil.
I would strongly recommend this product.