THIS is anodized (hardened) aluminum, VERY light. Love mine, looks great, wraps up nice and high in the front and even keeps clay and mud out. https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/BMW_F750_GS_F850_GS_F850_GS_Adventure_Skid_Plate_75 No one mentioned removing the rear foot pegs and hanger brackets? Few pounds right there that I will never use. I removed mine the first week of ownership. If you're concerned with weight the first thing you need to ditch is that top case.