Purchased for a 2016 KTM 250sx. I had to modify the metal retainer to fit around the engine mounts and use longer bolts to reach the mounting bracket initially. I also had to drill an extra hole to access the oil check bolt. Next time I'll purchase a Acerbis due to there mounting style.
I think a very important aspect of a skidplate is ease of installation and removal, along with its intended function of protecting the bike. This skidplate seems solid in terms of protection - I haven't ridden with it yet. But the installation could undoubtedly be better. I'm sure this varies bike to bike so take it with a grain of salt. I installed this on a '13 KTM 250 SX.
First of all, the plate simply has a slit cut out of it where you have to bend it around the pipe mount. With the thickness of the plastic it'll probably last, but I don't like having to force it around the pipe mount instead of that slot just being cut out. The underside mounts were easy enough, but the upper mounts were really tough. The frame on this bike sits a lite high right where the 2nd mount is meant to fit. Long story short, the supplied bolts weren't long enough to get started with how the mounts sit on the frame. I had a few bolts lying around and used those and they work, and the skidplate is definitely mounted solid now.
But I honestly probably spent over an hour getting this thing installed. I do believe the next installation/removal will be much quicker, but overall I just think the design could've been a little better.
I bought this right at a month ago. It is easy to install and looks good on the bike. I have a 2019 KX 250 that it fit right onto.
I bought this for a '14 CRF250R. Seems to fit pretty well. You definitely have to lose OEM oil filter plastic protector, but the skid plate provides as good or better coverage in this area. I would rate it 5 stars but there isn't a relief cut for the engine oil drain bolt. Not sure how Cycra overlooked this one. I had to remove the skidplate to do an oil change until I could find a dremel and open up one of the holes.
Bought this skidplate for my YZ250 before tackling the rocky Utah 5 Miles of H*ll trail. I am glad I did, because it did get used, and likely saved my magneto cover from a good smashing. So let me start by saying, the product works as intended.
I do wish it extended back to my rear linkage like the Acerbis plates, but that is another issue.
The design is slick. Only two fasteners hold this thing on, the back half is held in place by virtue of the shape, locking securely around the frame. The front two bolts clamp the plate in place, and it is secure.
Finish-wise, this thing is the worst I've ever seen. See the photos. It looks like the skidplate was trimmed with a hotwire or similar tool, obviously by hand, and looks VERY gnarly. This didn't affect function at all, but I simply cannot believe a company would send a part out looking like this.
If I had to do it over again, I'd buy the full-length Acerbis skidplate that extends to the linkage. This Cycra plate is very much the minimum acceptable.
Fits great, very good quality with lots of coverage, and looks very cool! Happy I purchased this product!
I race hare scrambles in upstate New York, so having a tough good looking skid plate is a must. This is one of those food ones.
Quality plate, but mounting kind of sucks especially if you need to take on and off. Other than that I really like up to this point.
Does what it needs to do.