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fhammond 01-09-2014 06:23 AM

Skid plate comparison; new 1190 available
Hi all,

I got lucky and found an unspoken for 1190 R. Bought it yesterday; woohoo! The dealer - Motor Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA - actually has a standard model that's also unspoken for if anyone's interested.

I'm looking for a skid plate for the bike and I'm wondering if anyone's done a comparison between the one's available. I used to have an Adventure Spec plate on my F800Gs but they don't seem to make one for the 1190 yet.

Apologies if this has been covered before; I did a couple of searches and didn't find anything.

On a related note, are there any other additions that 1190 owners think are pretty much essential? I'm not a fan of farkles (I know: heresy!) but the skid plate's essential and I'm wondering if there's anything else that is. I'll be putting Heindau K60s on the bike soon so it's a bit better off road.


car94 01-09-2014 06:32 AM

I ordered this one because of the sliders, Also got the case hardeners for both sides and the radiator and headlight guards.
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trinitydirt 01-09-2014 08:55 AM

Im going to order the Altrider or the stock KTM and install sliders of my own. Local skate shops have sliders already to go and in tons of colors.

Jimkatoom 01-09-2014 09:32 AM

Skid plates
Congrats on your New Bike Day!
I had a deposit on an 1190 R at Motor Cafe, but didn't care for their sales guys, so I went looking and found one elsewhere- glad you got yours!
Skid plates: there seems to be several out there, and Black Dog Cycle Works is working on developing theirs... I had their product on my 950 S and it was robust! Powder coated, too! Don't know how impatient you are ( I hate waiting)
I'm going with the stock KTM plate- I like: rounded- no sharp edges to catch, the stocker states it's 6mm thick, (I think that's at or near the top -others are 5mm) it seems to have as good, or better side coverage as the others, I'm not particularly fond of the sliders on the Touratech plate as they stick out- but maybe that's just my imagination,and best of all, I got a 20% discount from Wisons, in Fresno (yeah, Fresno is a bit of a drive, and you don't want to get any on you, but I don't think I was out there long enough for it to stick :rofl
Now, YMMV, and you may have different criteria... The good news is we have choices! Way better than waiting...
PS Good choice on the K60's- a great tire!
Other accessories: bar risers (I'm 6' tall), bigger foot pegs, GPS mount( the Touratech looks really good and positions it ABOVE the gauges where it belongs), and different (more off-road-worthy) mirrors, more robust hand guards...:D
PPS- almost forgot- another MUST have is a radiator guard...

chief_lee_visceral 01-09-2014 10:18 AM

I just installed the TT skid plate. Note that the TT one attaches to the frame via brackets under the foot pegs where the KTM bolts to the case in the back. The TT is also steel as opposed to aluminum and as such is probably 3x's the weight. It is also very flat on the bottom which might prove to be convenient, not sure yet on that. I did not like attaching to the case is what really drove my decision.

vasculopath 01-09-2014 10:26 AM

I went with the KTM plate, in orange of course...:evil

Dan Diego 01-09-2014 10:56 AM

Slavens skid plate

Works well....and it's orange.

Todd-Squad 01-09-2014 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by Dan Diego (Post 23177225)

Who makes that?

Dan Diego 01-09-2014 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by Todd-Squad (Post 23179870)
Who makes that?

Slavens. Good stuff.

Master 01-10-2014 03:24 AM

Judging by the pics, this is for the 950/990, not the 1190

Bowser 01-10-2014 09:33 AM

this was a recent thread

fhammond 01-10-2014 11:03 AM

Thanks to everyone who replied. I got a chance to see a Touratech plate on a 1190 at my local dealer (Scuderia West). It seemed pretty good so I bought one and installed it last night. Phew! Quite a task. Having to move the foot pegs was a hassle; man that spring is hard to get back in! It got a lot easier after I found this:

I do like the idea that the plate is kept away from the engine case. However, Touratech reduces that benefit by having the top bolts on the front of the plate almost touch the case. I noticed this on Scuderia's bike:

On my bike, I cut down the bolts a few millimeters so avoid any contact with the engine case.

Martyred 01-10-2014 12:20 PM

Just some more skidplates!!!




B&B (my favorite):

PPiA 01-10-2014 12:31 PM

Are the B&B mounts aluminium?

The KTM bashplate uses steel tubing at the front, and very strong forged steel brackets for the rear, presumably so the bash plate doesn't move back and hit the cases if it gets a hard hit.

Martyred 01-10-2014 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by PPiA (Post 23187201)
Are the B&B mounts aluminium?

The KTM bashplate uses steel tubing at the front, and very strong forged steel brackets for the rear, presumably so the bash plate doesn't move back and hit the cases if it gets a hard hit.

Rear is stainless steel!

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