AltRider Suzuki V-Strom 650 Skid Plate Please Note The Altrider V-Strom DL650 Crashbars are required to install the skidplate Protect the vital engine cases and oil sump without giving up ground clearance with the AltRider Skid Plate for the Suzuki V-Strom DL650. Constructed of impact resistant 4.75 mm anodized aluminum, this skid plate provides ideal protection for off road conditions. Your exhaust header pipe is also fully protected without sacrificing ground clearance. The oil cooler is well protected while still allowing optimal air flow. Included with the skid plate is a redesigned rear bracket that allows for easier installation and more overall strength. The skid plate matches up perfectly to the V-Strom crash bars using hidden fasteners for a clean, finished look. This product is also available in silver. Seamlessly integrates into V-Strom crash bars - Required Made from 4.75 mm (3/16 inch) thick lightweight anodized aluminum Protects oil cooler without restricting air flow Full exhaust header protection Hidden fasteners Known to work with the Givi/OEM center stand Note You may need an extra set of hands during installation to help you hold the bike upright if your V-Strom isn't equipped with a center stand. Note Confirmed by AltRider to fit the 2012 model year.