Some may say “Duh! How could you have not offered this option earlier?!”. Well, they’re not wrong.
However, they also say it’s never too late.
Having said that, our crash bars and skid plate combo only has done quite well in the past two years though. We did our signature drop test by pushing the bike down a rocky hill and it passed with flying colours.
We seemed to have forgotten about one thing: many KTM 790/890 Adventure owners have a lot of faith in the OEM plastic fuel tank shield, thus we could only resist for so long before cracking under pressure.
Finally after some brainstorming we decided to pull the trigger on this skid plate only option and we tend to think that it’s turned out quite well.
This skid plate only option will NOT eliminate the crash bars and skid plate combo though! We’re still producing crash bars as well.
See photos and a video by scrolling down:
I am very keen on your new design skid plate for Ktm890 adventure r without crash bars but has strengthening bars as per video. Using OEM plastic tank covers
I am in Brisbane Australia. When would it be realistic that I may be able to get one here. Either through Adventure moto or direct if easier.
September or October are the possible delivery months for our skid plate only option.
I would like to suggest you to drill the center of that skid plate to introduce the shock clamp that exists in the original KTM skid plate.
It would improve the full resistance of your plate and avoid any center deformation in case of a bellow impact in a rock or other.
It’s just 3 holes in your plate and we could use the existing piece that came with the motorcycle.