PRODUCT: The Cycra Speed Armor plate is an injected-molded, high-impact-plastic skid plate designed to mount quickly and provide good engine protection for the rigors of motocross/cross-country riding. Speed Armor plates allow the frame to flex and have a predictable feel without the rigid feel of an aluminum plate. POSITIVE: We bolted on a Cycra Speed Armor plate onto our KTM 200C-W while testing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. True to their word, the piece is tough, light yet flexible, and took about three minutes to mount up. Cycra provides super-beefy zip-ties that clench the armor to the bottom frame rails. Weight is minimal; protection to the lower frame rails and center cases is excellent. NEGATIVE: In three days of testing in horrendous rock- and root-infested battle zones, we broke one of the anchoring zip-ties. BOTTOM LINE: Let’s see, we cleaved off one plastic zip-tie in 15 hours of off-road testing. That’s not bad for a $39.95 skid plate that weighs less than a hairbrush and is really designed for motocross where big rocks are not a huge issue. It gets a big thumbs up from the Dirt Bike crew. q
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear.
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