Originally Posted by Macacomonster1200S
I dont know why im not getting the aluminum tiny plate holder but a larger plastic one, still better than the tire plate, allntje other things are there, yes is tje same price and its a new bike, im drom Mexico, maybe is that , plus, I've seen many pictures of stock stripes on the Internet with that plate holder im getting. Guess im gonna take the stripe
As far as the plate holder goes, it's a little confusing (or at least it was to me). This is the best I was able to find out.
When you get the plate holder as a part from Ducati, it is a "kit" with extensions, euro and US-style plate holders, etc. When you get it as part of a stripe, it is setup for your domestic market rules.
In the case US (not sure about Mex), you get the billet bracket (the black part attached to the actual bike. A composite (plastic and metal) extension to meet DOT plate location rules, a US style plate holder (also composite), and a set of standard bulb-type rear turn signals (in Europe, you would get LED turn signals but I don't think the part is homologated the states).
So, what you can do is remove the composite extension and then you have the plate and turn signals mounted directly to the aluminum piece. You just have to re-bundle the wires for the shorter length and get a few bolts to attach (the extension is threaded but the mount is not). Also, if you don't want the turn-signal mounts for some reason, those can be removed from the "kit" as well.
As a bonus, the fancy screws they use to bolt on the extension can be used as license plate bolts!