I was quite happy with my original. It did a marvelous job of protecting the nose and lower area from damage until I was riding through a national or state forest in Mississippi. There was a rider and bike on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere so I stopped. Well the drop off at the side of the pavement was much more than usual and the nose dug in. Still, nothing on the front end plastic was badly hurt, the bump skid too the force well but a few pieces cracked and the bottom of the front trunk was broken. The repair cost would have been far worse without the bump skid plate. Oh, and it turns out the rider was out of fuel so I gave him a ride to the next gas station and continued on my ride. I eventually took the time to get all the repairs done but I could wait until I had time because the Bump Skid was there.