Originally Posted by live2ridetahoe
When companies, like Ducati, started to make the engine as an integral part of the frame, that design went bye bye. Now we have a bike with the engine as a piece of it structure. There are no frame mounts.
Look at the KTM 950-990 ADV. same 'engine hanging from a trellis frame' design, yet there are aftermarket skid plates that do attach to the frame and actually protect the soft engine parts. The skid plate on my 950 has a steel frame that attaches to hard points front and rear beneath the aluminum shell.
It can be done. It just hasn't been done for the Tiger yet.