If you ride your 2008 & newer GS offroad, you NEED this part! A big low-slung engine, with no 'frame' protecting it requires the best protection you can get. Steel structure spreads the load between more mounting points and also places an 8mm thick impact absorbing rubber cushion between the engine and the rocks. This engine guard is essential for maximum protection for serious off-road adventures. It can be mounted with the OEM BMW skidplate but the best protection is obtained when used in counjunction with the TOURATECH skid plate 044-0722.
Very straightforward installation. The reinforcement is placed between the skidplate and the engine.
The impact-absorbing rubber is 8mm thick, bonded to a 3 mm thick stainless steel plate. It bolts directly to the front of the engine. In addition it prevents BMW's protective rubber mounts from shearing under impact.