NOTE: THE STOCK 890 FUEL PUMP GUARD WILL INTERFIER WITH THE INSTALLATION OF THIS ITEM. OUR FUEL PUMP GUARD WILL FIT WITH THE AXP PLATE. YOU CAN FIND THAT HERE!
AXP Racing's Poly Skid Plate for the KTM 790/890 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: This skid plate (and all aftermarket skid plates) uses the unused center stand pivots for mounting is not compatible with any aftermarket center stands.
Posted by Jordan Roberts on 26th Mar 2021
Are you trying to be Graham Jarvis and skip your frame off rocks and do deadfalls into a rock garden from 15 feet? this skidplate is not for you or this bike.
now, do you go fast, like to roll over logs and drop your bike as often as i do? Then this skidplate is for you.
Posted by newbie on 19th Mar 2021
Definitely put this through its paces, and it does a fantastic job of gliding over rocks and ledges so much that I don't even think about ground clearance anymore. It can take a ton of abuse. Have had one minor issue, not a showstopper, but something to watch for. It deflects (and returns to shape properly) just a bit on really hard impacts. I'd highly recommend supplementing it with some protection for the fuel pump underneath, or bring a spare fuel pump hose adapter just in case. From experience (and obvious lack of riding skills on my part), I can confirm that if you hit a rock on the left side just the wrong way, you can crack the factory fuel nozzle at the bottom of the tank when the skid plate deflects upwards. The fuel pump and tank are perfectly protected because the impact is distributed nicely, but the nozzle sticks out just a little, and it didn't quite survive my last little "miscalculation." ;) Other than that, it fits great, is easy enough to install (no drilling or anything like that required), and it does it's job very well!
Posted by russell burlington on 28th May 2020
Very happy with the easy install and fit and finish of the AXP for the 790 adv R ... VERY TOUGH..! SLIDES OVER ROCKS AND LOGS LIKE BUTTAH..! would recommend this product highly...!! Russ... N.H....
Posted by Unknown on 18th Feb 2020
Did not give it 5 stars because it is winter here in Pennsylvania and cannot see how it performs protecting the bike, Quality is 100% though
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.