A crash guard is a sturdy metal frame mounted on the motorcycle, typically around the engine and other vulnerable parts. It serves as a protective barrier between the bike’s critical components and the ground, minimizing damage during accidents, falls, or even in crowded parking areas.
Protection Against Impact: The primary purpose of a crash guard is to absorb and distribute the impact force in case of a crash. It helps minimize damage to the engine, frame, and other vital components, reducing repair costs.
Preventing Scratches and Dents: In addition to impact protection, crash guards also prevent scratches and dents that can occur when the motorcycle is accidentally dropped or comes into contact with other objects.
Preserving Aesthetics: Motorcycles, especially sporty models like the Duke 250 and Duke 390, often have distinctive and stylish designs. A crash guard can help preserve the aesthetics of the bike by acting as a sacrificial barrier, taking the brunt of the damage instead of the motorcycle’s sleek bodywork.
Enhanced Safety for Rider: Crash guards can contribute to the safety of the rider by providing an additional layer of protection. In certain situations, they may help prevent the bike from pinning the rider or causing injuries during a fall.