Originally Posted by MCMXCIVRS
I'll back that up with first hand experience. Hit a rock, bent the BMW aluminum skid plate and cracked the sump. I replaced it with a MOD skid plate that is a lot sturdier.
If you feel you need crashbars as sturdy as the Adventure Spec ones, then you'll probably need a better skid plate than the BMW offering.
+1 on the Mod skid plate. Protects the cat too.