When I picked up my 2002 V-Strom it came with the standard plastic skid plate. Which helps, but its not great. When my wife picked up her 2004 V-Strom it came with a very cool skid plate which included highway pegs. Since I came from a cruiser style bike, I really did miss the highway pegs and the ability to stretch my legs out on a long ride.
So I ordered some for my bike.
Took about a week or so for them to arrive and they weren’t cheap. But, I am willing to pay for something that will help me stay in the saddle longer, and these definitely will. Plus I’ll have the added protection which is also really great.
Just a side note if you are interested in buying these … They install on the DL650 fairly easily but are a real pain in the ass on the DL1000. At least I found it to be a pain. Check out the video to see what I’m talking about.