Outback Motortek has quickly moved up the ranks to the top podium spot in the KTM & Husqvarna Protection World. From robust crash bars to skid plates that intimidate boulders, Outback Motortek's philosophy stems from quality over quantity. Each piece is painstakingly designed and manufactured by hand and held to stricter quality control than any of it's competitors.
Navigating protection options for the KTM Adventure can be confusing. Which design is the strongest, which manufacturers make the best protection for my bike? The answer is Outback Motortek! Their KTM 1090-1290 Adventure Upper Crash Bars don't just add additional protection above your stock KTM OEM Crash Bars, they make your lower crash bars stronger. With the addition of Outback's Upper Crash Bars you are increasing crash bar real estate and strengthening existing protection. With the addition of these upper crash bars you are dramatically reducing the chances of your expensive tank getting damaged. Everybody knows It's not if you go down it's when! Match that with their industry leading skid plate and you have the ultimate protection for your big twin.
Crash Bars Features:
Outta-the-box I noticed the color, finish and 22mm tubing was a perfect match to the stock lower bars. The installation was easy and everything fit properly. While the addition of the heavy-duty upper mounting bracket took a little extra time, it was worth it in the end giving the crash bars a very solid feel. Outback’s design allowed me to remove plastic fairings and the gas tank (giving me access to the air filter) without removing the crash bars. That’s a huge bonus as cleaning the air filter is already too much work. Crash tested- it’s hard to write a review for a set of crash bars without actually crashing. With a few low speed crashes and rocky tip overs, I can assure you they do a great job of protecting your bike. The upper crash bars have a few scrapes and scratches now, but no real damage. The alignment is still true and I attribute that to the addition of the heavy-duty mounting bracket. Outback Motortek has done their homework by providing us with some good looking and functional protection........ UPSHIFT Magazine
Skid Plate Features:
Constructed from 5mm Thick Laser Cut Aluminum Plate
Protects Vulnerable Engine Components
Venting System: Strategically designed vents that allow your engine to stay as cool as possible including times when dirt and mud find
their way in between the plate and engine.
Embossed Ribbing: Increased strength and rigidity without adding additional weight
Design: The skid plate was designed to be as protective as possible without sharp edges or corners that can get caught on
Single Piece Design: The plate is built out of one piece of aluminum, eliminating unnecessary welds which keeps the quality control
high and eliminates the possibility of poor fitment like many of it's competitors.
* COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH OEM AND OUTBACK MOTORTEK CENTER STANDS
Outta-the-box the Outback skid plate looks very well made. I really appreciated the formed and welded one-piece design. My previous skid plate had additional sliders, bolts, and washers that became problematic after just a few rides. The sides of the Outback skip plate wrapped just high enough to provide additional protection while still maintaining a slim profile. I liked the black finish but must admit I was a little worried about how it would look after a few months of bashing rocks. Well, it’s now been about 6 months and it still looks good. Mounting was a breeze, and removing the skid plate to change the oil was quick and easy. Testing the skid plate was the fun part, taking it out and pounding the nasty rocky sections. I am happy to report it took a beating and still looks good. The black finish held up very well while the aluminum plate held its shape with only minor scrapes. The addition of a skid plate to your 1090R is a must, the Outback Motortek skid plate is as good as they get!.....UPSHIFT Magazine