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I was rolling down I-85 at about 80mph - which is normal - and all of a sudden I see a lot of debris and a piece of something that looks like a piece of cardboard flip up behind a car in front of me. I checked my mirrors quickly but before I could decide to make an emergency lane change this 2x3 foot thing hits my nose - hard. My passenger immediately says, "That wasn't cardboard, I felt it hit in my feet.".

Ugggh.

When I pulled on to the off ramp a friendly motorist rolled her window down and told me I had a big piece of plywood stuck in my grill.

Great.

When I pulled in to the first parking lot the piece of plywood was gone and there was no damage to the nose. There were a few scuffs and shards of wood collected in the bottom of the nose. We hit the scuffs with some windshield cleaner and a microfiber cloth and they disappeared. We cleared out the shards and inspected the mechanical stuff and got back on the road.

The nose can take a beating!
 

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I definitely got lucky.

Rock chips are one thing and they can happen to any car.

But the VT has that big gaping maw with no real bumper and a huge flimsy grill. So we expected real damage from this direct smack in the mouth.

Turns out that flimsy is not the proper description for the grill and resilient is a better description for it.
 

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Glad to hear you have no bloody nose!

Anyone seen any type of inserts rolling out to cover that grill a little? I'm already collecting a generous amount of road debris in the IC and radiator coils. I can only imagine the bug buildup next summer will be horrendous.
 

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My VT already has a few rock chips in it. Extremely aggrivating since I have the matte finish. I plan on using matte touch up paint when it's release then puttin on the stealth film on the front when it's released so it looks newer. lol
 
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