Good skid plate option
I installed the Givi skidplate on my '12 VStrom before taking out on Forest Service roads. I'm glad I did. Riding along at speed was a constant 'ting ting thunk' of gravel bouncing off the skid plate.
It is light (but substantial) aluminium that does the job. Fairly easy to install. I hope I can remember the trick to it when I change the oil filter, which is well protected.