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Old 10-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #2289
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Originally Posted by live2ridetahoe View Post
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.

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