My 1090 Adventure R will be used off road a lot, so I was searching for decent skid plate. Lot of aftermarket stuff for this bike is on the market, so there are several very good options. Mounting system is main difference between competitors.
I often ride in Enduro style boots, like TCX Pro 2.1. This gives me much needed protection, but it leaves scars on bikes. Since my 1090 is brand new, protecting nice orange trellis frame seemed like a good idea.
I recently got 2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R, and my 2016 KTM 690 Adventure R got new owner (but it is still very close). First ride on new bike was through scenic landscapes of Đerdap National park, 500 km of nice roads, including 150 km of highways. My initial impressions follows.
There are many ways to carry a luggage on KTM 690 Enduro. One of my favorite setups is Touratech pannier racks, Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddlebags, Perun moto Side rack plates, Luggage rack and Extension plate.
We are currently working on Luggage rack plate for Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. Rack plate will have some unique features, such as possibility to mount it in three longitudinal positions and some very useful features - predrilled holes for Rotopax cans or for Givi top box mount kit.