Not on mine, and I've only had it 8 days, today. I assume dealer left it on.
I agree with Navin. Prolly there to prevent wear on the wire insulation. My bike doesn't have it.It will guard the wires from rubbing on the steel fork tube. Eventually they could wear thru the insulation. Is it necessary, probably not but why not see if it rubs thru the protector first?
I knew something was wrong with my handling. My bike doesn't have one. This must be why.
Yeah I decided to leave that one alone.