Obviously a different design, but it seems to have more thought than the traditional frame slider. I have not crashed tested them, though I have crashed tested others. I bought these because they seem to offer more surface area than a normal slider. My last get off, the slider helped prevent some damage but I think more protection is a good thing. The instructions were vague, but it isn't difficult to install. Only took about 20 min to install on my R6 without cutting or removing the fairings.