This carbon fiber skid plate weighs only 282 grams (9 ounces) and is extremely strong. The carbon fiber is quite thick and is shaped so that maximum strength is achieved. Unlike the original, which is shovel shaped and digs into whatever it hits, this Wunderlich plate curves upward toward the leading edge and allows the plate to glide off of whatever it hits. Unlike the original aluminum plate, the forward edge is shaped to help protect the exhaust crossover pipe. The advanced materials and molding allow the plate to protect the motorcycle from impact without bending.
Aluminum bends and dents when impacted. This carbon fiber skid plate will actually flex, absorbing impact, and bounce back without breaking. Abuse will not change the shape of this skid plate.