Yes. Dan Vesel's skid-plate does not require them.I know this has probably been covered, but after reading about skid plates for the last hour, I figure I would just cut to the chase.
Are there any skid plates for an 08 dl650 that don't require crash bars?
I agree it does look great but not sure why it makes sense as a skid plate at 190 Euros if the protection is limited. I noted this caveat on the vendor's web site:
Agreed. The DV skid plate design pretty transmits any hits to the engine. I'm not familiar with the others, but essentially a bash plate under a 500-lb nose-heavy bike raises a more fundamental question as to whether it's dual-sport nature is grossly overstated. FWIW, I bought a used DV skid plate and put 'er on, but it's hardly ideal. Log-hopping is totally out of the picture, but carrying a chain-saw your Pelican-case is an option most dual-sports don't have.I'm anti-skid plate when it comes to that design [Dan Vessel]. Just my opinion, but it doesn't seem to serve well depending on what type of surfaces you are riding. Simple gravel roads..sure, anything more you may need to replace the engine...
$308 delivered - 190 Euro plus 30 shipping.This is my V-strom dl650 k8.This is quite nice skid plate from Grecee(podia skid plate).They are sending this all around the world(pay pal paying).
Just bought one, where the heck does the bolt go?I have a Hyde, it does not require any tubular guards for mounting.