The engine skid plate is designed to protect the underside of your motorcycle without compromising the design or functionality. All skid plates have their own carefully designed mounts that will ensure shocks are absorbed by the skid plate first. Made from 5mm thick aircraft grade aluminum. Has 3 mounting brackets and points. If the skid plate is hit hard, the stress will immediately transfer to the brackets versus the engine. Once installed, there are only 5 screws that you need to undo to access the oil filter.