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Protection | All important
The design of the Super Tenere powerhouse leaves the engine / sump / oil filter exposed to damage from road debris and stones and rocks if riding off road. The stock protection - aka Skid Plate - is a basic plastic piece which would not afford any decent level of protection. Hence the Skid Plate as engine Protection is a must have for this bike. For that matter, any bike that is liable to go off-roading.
This ACD Racing Skid Plate - Made in Spain - is a strong Aluminium Plate which also protects the underbelly. I nearly had to import it from Spain using a friend in UK to finally ship to USA, since ACD Racing had stopped distributing in the USA due to some problems in their distribution relationship. Fortunately, ACD Racing just established their own branch in the USA to service the USA market.
I can confidently say this is the very first ACD Skid Plate after ACD set up their own shop in the US. For me, this plate is planned to be the ‘one & done’ Plate - whether I ride the slabs or go ‘off-road’. I bought the Raw Aluminium flavor instead of the powder coated black. Intention is to custom paint the plate later.