Originally posted in General, but wondering if I get anymore response here. I am looking at buying a bash plate for my 04 YZF 450. I am mostly doing bush riding. I really like the look of the carbon fiber and the fact that its light weight compared to aluminum. However my concern, is the carbon fiber going to take rock hits and not bust or crack etc. Do they scratch up real easy as well and look crappy after a while? Anyone had any experience? Any brand you recommend? I think the aluminum would be more suitable, but I haven't seen one that doesn't look like a bucket and nice and slim fitting for the YZF 450. Plus the weight is a huge difference.