Underbelly protection with a motorcycle skid plate

Motorcycle skid plate

Installing a skid plate on your motorcycle can sometimes be something that is easily overlooked, but if you find yourself hitting either the engine, exhaust headers, oil filter or any of the other delicate items that lay under your motorcycle on a rock, you could find yourself in a lot of trouble fast.

Here we look at a few of the skid plates available on the market and compare some prices.

altrider skid plateAltrider Skid Plates produce superior protection with a skid plate that is laser cut from aluminum with an anodized finish that is extremely resistant to weathering.

The intelligent design features large radius corners and flared edges to provide absolute coverage for the motor clutch pack and stator while maintaining exceptional strength.

The front of the skid plate mounts via steel brackets that utilize OEM mounting points where available. The rear brackets are also precision manufactured from steel.


Ground clearance is an extremely important but often overlooked consideration, especially on bigger bike, but Altrider Skid Plates keep their designs tight to the engine and frame.

Prices start at $183 plus shipping.

Ro-Moto skid plateRo-Moto skid plate adds protection to the engine on adventurous routes. Rocks, trees and even urban street curbs — now, it is not a problem for you.

The Ro-Moto skid plate is equipped with a cut-out for easy oil change, it offers coverage to the oil filter and heat exchanger from debris kick .

Prices start on the Ro-Moto skid plates at $120 plus shipping depending on your model of motorcycle.

Crash protection for your ADV motorcycle is extremely important, when shopping for a skid plate, make sure it’s compatible with the bike’s stock centerstand if it has one.

Easy access to the engines oil drain plug will make regular maintenance easier, so that’s a plus, as are protective side plates to save the engine case, exhaust system, and any exposed wiring from damage.

 

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