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.
Having cut its teeth at the Baja Rally as well as other grueling enduro/rally races, Outback Motortek's KTM 690 Enduro Skid Plate is equipped to take on the worst you can throw at it. The skid plate is designed and fabricated out of one piece of aluminum plate so as to minimize unnecessary welds that can distort and cause problems with fitment. They designed their plate to be as smooth as possible with no sharp corners or edges that can catch on obstacles. Its wrap-around design protects vital engine components such as the water pump and engine covers. A ventilation system was designed into the plate in order to keep the engine as cool as possible including those times when mud and debris are caught between the engine and skid plate. If your looking for the best money can buy look no further!
Outta-the-box I noticed the color, finish, and 21mm tubing was perfect for the 690's chassis. 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. 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 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.