I would like to add my .02 worth. As bscott pointed out, it is a protector, not a bash plate. Since i don't plan on doing really rough terrain, it should fit my needs for protection just fine. I promised Goradz (the Alguard guy) that I would pass along my experience for others. Ordering went smoothly. Received emails when payment was received and item shipped. Took a little longer to arrive than I thought it would, but I chalk that up to the distance and where I live. Finally got to install it today. Took an hour, but most of that time was running to the computer and looking at instruction pics and then finding correct tools. Looks good and seems to be good quality. If you can still get them, I recommend it. Just don't bash into big rocks. BTW, today was the first chance I've had to ride in over a month. So good to be on the V again.
Tim in SC