Digging deeper into the bike. I took the bash plate off and took a closer look. The bottom plate comes out once the front plate is removed and once you do that you get to see how the bottom plate is attached to the frame. Basically it’s held on place by two bolts at the front and the back lip of the plate slides into slot under the bike.
As far as material strength goes, the bottom plate isn’t much different from the one on the stock KTM 690 Enduro. That said, the one part construction and better mounting makes the KTM version much more off road worthy.
One has to wonder, why Honda chose shiny plastic for the bottom part of the fairings. I don’t see the plastics looking good for very long even if you stay off the serious off road stuff.