These skid plates have since been replaced by a a newer version however, this is an excellent design and a great price for a super product. Get one while you still can!
The experience we gained from our engine protection bars for the big Enduro Boxer models was put to good use when developing the "Xtreme" engine protector for the F-models. The "Xtreme" protector has a special frame bolted directly to the engine cases, with vibration/shock reducing rubber/metal silent block mounts connecting the actual protector plate to the frame. This prevents the impacts to be passed on directly to the frame/engine and reduces the risk of damage to the motor and stripped attachment bolt threads. The "Xtreme" not only offers best protection, it also gives the F a serious off-road appearance.
The connection through the rubber/metal silent blocks is designed as a predetermined breaking point, so as to avoid more serious damage to the engine in extreme cases.