The V-Strom is a very popular and capable adventure mount, but one look at
the front of the engine and you can see why a quality skid plate is such an
important addition. Right out there in the open just waiting to be dented or
punctured by a mischievous rock or branch are the oil filter, oil cooler,
exhaust and starter with the engine cases not far behind.
Our Happy Trails Products skid plate is designed specifically to fit the V-Strom
650 and 1000. We use adventure proven 3/16 inch aluminum to provide critical
protection for all key components at the front, sides, and of course bottom of
the motor. All of our HTP skid plates are CNC cut, bent, and hand-welded at our
factory in Boise, Idaho before applying either a rugged thermoplastic
polyurethane coating (TPU) or a more traditional silver vein powder coat.
The polyurethane option is the same material typically used to line pickup beds
and protects against rock chips while also providing vibration and sound
Custom fitted specifically for the V-Strom 650
3/16" aluminum plate which is 100% welded for
maximum strength, not riveted together like some competitors
Designed to help protect all the critical
areas of the oil system, engine, and exhaust
Strategically placed vent holes for air flow
to the oil cooler and lower engine while maintaining strength and protection
Four mounting points for secure attachment. (2
frame, 2 crash bars)
Silver Vein Powder coat finish provides an
elegant gray/black hammertone look that complements any color bike
Optional black polyurethane coating provides a
quiet, yet tough finish against all flying debris
Fitment Note: Our skid plate requires the
use of either OEM or aftermarket crash bars/engine guards for the front mount
points. Please select appropriate bars in the hardware kit pricing drop down
Mount Kit Compatibility Note: Select
MK1 for Happy Trails Nerf Bars, GIVI TN532 crash guards, and AltRider crash bars.
Select MK2 for the DL650 Adventure Model with OEM engine guards
and Select MK3 for SW-Motech engine guards.
Included: Skid plate if selected. Hardware kit contains front and rear
mount brackets, all necessary nuts and bolts, and installation instructions
Pictured Note: Black polyurethane coating pictured.
Here is the plate in silver vein powder coat.
Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Dimensions: Skid Plate: 19.5"L x 15"W x 9.5"H
All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho