Givi RP3101 Skid Plate for Suzuki V-Strom DL650 2012-2014
Happy with product and serves my purpose exactly. I plan on mostly road riding, pavement and stone, with light off roading.
If I planned to scrap rocks and logs on a more regular basis I would get a better skid plate. Meaning one that mounts to the frame and engine guards.
January 26, 2015
Protective and bulking looking
Added this to my 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650. It's protective but a little bulking looking. Not bad, just a little biggish. It does add some noise or echo, but I added a layer of truck bed liner spray and all is well.
November 3, 2014
Worth the money
1. Not easy but much easier than others I have tried to put on.
2. Good price
3.Looks good and does the job.
1. throws engine heat straight to your legs.
Great in winter, not so good in the summer.
September 4, 2014
Good protection for an aluminum plate.
I ride a lot of paved and gravel roads and this plate works good for this application. It will protect the oil filter from small rocks and sticks that kick up off the front tire. Not as heavy duty as a steel plate but works good for the average back country rider.
August 11, 2014
Looks great and does the job.
For an aluminum skid plate it will do a good job of protecting your oil filter and other parts from minor road and off road hazards. Obviously it is not as good as steel or such, but looks great and was very easy to install. Great look and great price.
April 28, 2014
Fits well, but a bit flimsy
Fits great on the bike and will offer decent protection for minor bashing or flying stones. My dirt riding is mostly on fire roads, and this will work well for my purposes. If I did much trail riding, I would have likely spent the extra $ on a heavier skid plate, but I have another motorcycle for that. It is the cheapest option that does what I need it to.
February 17, 2014
Fit and Looks are Great
The skid plate was pretty easy to install, however I did have to take a dent out of it that probably was a result of transport damage. If I could do it over again, I would probably order a steel skid plate as opposed to an aluminum one. I just can't imagine what the plate will look like after I hit something substantial. I should have sacrificed the weight for the durability. My bad. It is what they advertized though. I did expect it to be a welded one piece plate and not a riveted plate. If you can put up with it being aluminum, it's a nice product.
September 16, 2013