Aprilia Tuareg 660 Gut Guard Skid Plate

$429.00 USD

Camel ADV Gut Guard skid plates, designed, tested, and built in the rugged Canadian Rockies.

The Aprilia Tuareg is a very capable ADV bike, but to make the most of its dirt prowess, it needs a big, beefy skid plate to protect it. If you take this bad boy off the beaten path, you better plate up!

Like many new bikes, the 660 Tuareg uses the engine as a "stressed member." The motor itself is an integral part of the motorcycle's chassis. This creates a challenge when designing a skid plate to protect the underside of the motor from damage caused by rocks, stumps, logs, etc. A skid plate can be mounted directly to the motor, but the force from a solid impact is transferred into the engine case. This can cause a cracked engine case which can be a costly and lengthy repair.

The Camel ADV Gut Guard uses an impact-absorbing subframe mounting plate to disperse the energy from significant hits. The energy created when the bike collides with rocks, roots, stumps, etc, is distributed to all of the skid plate's mounting locations rather than just to the location of the hit. This distribution of force means the chances of damaging the engine case due to a large hit are drastically reduced.

We've spent much time designing and testing our Tuareg Gut Guard skid plate to ensure it'll take the abuse we know some of you will throw at it!

Camel ADV Tuareg Gut Guard Skid Plate Features:

  • 4.78mm (3/16") 5052 aluminum main body
  • Powder-coated for durability and a great look for years to come
  • 304 stainless steel, impact-absorbing mounting sub-frame
  • Drainage holes allow mud, water, and debris to escape
  • A catalytic converter cover to keep the heat away from your boots
  • *Optional* full coverage UHMW slip-liner available

  

Confirmed fit with the following crash bar systems:

  • OEM Aprilia
  • Hepco Becker
  • HEED
  • More systems to be added


When ordering, make sure to select the proper crash bar option in the drop-down menu!

This skid plate is compatible with the T-REX Racing center stand.Compatibility with other brands of center stands is not known at this time.

*International Customers: (outside the US and Canada)
All extra fees, such as taxes, duties, tariffs, brokerage, etc are not included in the purchase price. Customers are wholly responsible for the payment of these fees!

*MOTORCYCLE NOT INCLUDED* (Yup, apparently, this footnote is required, we've had questions)


Intro and Installation Video:



Customer Reviews

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Marc

This is an excellent skid plate. I have oem crash bars, so for me the video was all I needed for the installation. After a few rides I noticed quite a few long gouge marks on the underside, so I bought a piece of 12" x 24" x 1/4" UHMW plastic to cover the bottom and front. It was a pain to cut all the access holes, mounting holes and the stainless steel hardware was expensive. I would recommend everyone just pay the extra and get it installed. It's also nice to be able to lift my bike with a motorcycle scissor jack for chain and rear tire maintenance, since I don't have a center stand. In conclusion: I think this is a well engineered good bit of kit.

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John Smith
For $500 plus, I expected more.

UPDATE - (I can play along with your game) The aftermarket company outlines what appears to be an inconvenience to him being reached out to on Memorial Day weekend; sorry to inconvenience you. Remember who the customer is... The very reason I left a two star review (so quickly) is not only do you have to remove bolts to even make the skid plate work, but when someone says, “If you can tell me the spacer lengths that HEED is using with their crash bars, I can do the math”… Yeah, at that point, I lost complete confidence in the company, and reviewed accordingly. Poor attempt to divert attention to my quick review, as nothing would have or would change my mind that for $500 plus, this should not have happened in the first place. The expectation is whether you spend $10 or $1000, that the item be provided to you in working order with no weird issues like bolts to remove, and at the very very least, some solid instructions on how to mount the item. This isn’t rocket science. It felt like you don’t know what you are doing. I basically (carefully) figured it out by myself, of which is unnerving, of which is why, partially why I gave a TWO STAR review. No one is expecting you or anyone to do things perfectly in this situation; (nice attempt to deflect THE REAL PROBLEM(S) of which include as of this date, no true clear instructions exist online, and when bolts are removed to make a product work, I mean, come on….).

Back to my review - Their video briefly (vaguely) talks about various sized spacers for different crash bars, then alludes to their website and PDFs with specific spacers and bolts to be used for various applications, (of which does not exist on their website, as of 5/26/2024). Also, you have to remove two bolts, of which are used to mount slip material, to even be able to mount the skid plate... So now I have an incomplete build with no real way to ensure I do not use the wrong length bolt, of which was a significant concern when I had mounted my crash bars, as the instructions for the crash bars specifically warned about potential damage to the engine by putting a bolt too long in the head of the motor, as the bike requires two different lengths of bolts on the right and left side of the bike, and concerns about cracking or breaking the engine... For $500 you would think this company would have there ish together. Pathetic. And yes I am Lee. John Smith is the generic name the review provides. Also, one last thing: you state FOR me that I am unhappy with the product. You came to that assumption. What I’m “unhappy” about, (I could care less at this point), is the lack of follow through with some pretty basic expectations a person would have when purchasing a product. I had a new product in my backyard; how do I properly install it? The company doesn’t even have that information available. If anything, that’s where there’s discrepancy. Let’s get real.

Hello Lee (aka John Smith),

We absolutely dropped the ball by not having the PDF listed on the website. You emailed us at 7:40pm MST on Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend and I replied 20mins later. I apoligized for the missing PDF and asked you for some basic info about your crash bars so I could, in return, get you the info you needed to complete your install that night. A few minutes after that, you left us this 2 star review and then emailed to say you didn't want my help and you run the skid plate without the upper mounting brackets (not advisable).

Try as we may, we don't always get everything perfect but we are always willing to assist customers who want our help. You're unhappy with the product, no problem, we'll take a return on it and cover the shipping.

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M.L.
Amazing Quality

Beautifully engineered and built, it installed easily and fit perfectly. The quality of the skid plate is very impressive, I have no doubt the bike will give out before this skid plate! Customer service was just as impressive. Excellent product and company!

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PATRICK P
Good product

Overall very satisfied with the purchase. Some better documentation would have been helpful as even the video isn't clear on some details and scrolling isn't the best way to find the part you need. Otherwise, no complaints.

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Akicita
Exceeded Expectations for Quality, Fit and Function

If your looking at other skid plates for your Tuareg 660 stop here and buy Camel's Gut Guard Skid Plate. It has exceeded all my expectations for quality, fit and function under hard off-road use. Easy to install, over engineered and looks good too. No issues fitting it with my SW-MOTECH crash bars.