Great skidplate, great design, amazing customer service!
Just recently received my Devol skidplate for my 2017 DR-Z400S (new design) and not only does it fit perfectly and look amazing, the design is very unique and much improved.
Rather than bolting directly to the stock frame bolts or using clamps, the Devol skidplate uses what I'll call small "intermediate" aluminum plates that themselves are bolted into the stock frame bolts, but that are also tapped; the skidplate itself then bolts into these small aluminum plates. This saves the frame bolts from being used repeatedly when removing the skidplate; the small plates just stay bolted on.
In addition, Devol has used flush-mount shoulder bolts on the bottom of the skidplate so shearing off a bolt on a rock or something would be extremely difficult. I'm extremely happy with this skidplate; it looks great and it's beefy - tons of protection.
Lastly, I can't say enough about the amazing customer experience I received from Devol. Not just motorcycle accessories, but in any business in my experience, I have never seen a team more responsive and helpful as these folks! They're a model for every other business out there (Shelby, you rock!!!).
Reviewed by: Steve Parker from Ontario.