I finally installed this HDPE bashguard on my bike.
I hated the stock bash guard, all it took was my body weight and the bash guard bent when I bottomed out over a rock. The stock bash guard is also dangerous in that it starts to push into the motor phase wire connectors when it is pushed up, land on something hard enough it could damage your motor connector. It is complete junk.
I wanted something where I could ride over large fallen trees without having to lift my bike over them. So far I tested this riding it over a fallen tree and I had numerous times where I landed hard right on the this HDPE bash guard with all my weight and my bikes weight. This thing is indestructible. It is also very slippery and you can feel it slip over the fallen trees.
Because it is slightly flexible, this probably also helps to take away some of the shock if you happen to bottom out on something. A metal bash guard will probably bend permanently.
This is also great to have if you ride stairs because eventually you will bottom out on very steep stairs and this will easily handle the bottoming out.
Another benefit is that the bash guard is much easier to remove and install and you do not have to deal with those annoying clips on the stock bash guard. I'm not sure if anyone else found the stock bash guard clips extremely frustrating to deal with.
Another must have mod on this bike, highly recommended for anyone who thinks they will bottom out.