Skid Plate - 2013-later BMW R1200GS (Water-Cooled)
Motorcycle - by AltRider
you've already installed AltRider Crash Bars, mounting brackets are not
required. Choose "Without AltRider Crash Bars" in the dropdown above.
You can save money by ordering Crash Bars and a Skid
Plate for your BMW R1200GSW as a kit instead of separately (See Recommended
With 125 horsepower, your BMW R1200GSW is an impressive machine.
All that power flying down the trail can produce some tough hits to the bottom
of a 500 pound motorcycle, requiring much heftier protection than the thin
Like AltRider crash bars, the AltRider skid plate was designed specifically
for the water cooled R1200GS. To maintain greater ground clearance,
a flat plate of 3/16" (4.76 mm) anodized aluminum is utilized, with
no bolts on the bottom side to snag. This revolutionary mounting system saves
over half an inch of ground clearance compared to AltRider designs for earlier
GS models. The plate was designed to be extremely narrow at the bottom to
maintain the great cornering ability of the bike. It's one piece unit provides
tire to tire protection. From the leading front corner of the headers to
just before the rear tire, the entire bottom side of the motor is shielded
from impact. Even the catalytic converter is safeguarded. There are no gaps
in protection or plastic pieces to break and no parts to continually repurchase
- just one smooth plate that provides complete coverage. In an effort to
maintain simplicity, AltRider designed the skid plate so it doesn’t require
removal to change the oil on the bike.
The AltRider skid plate is the only design
on the market that doesn’t rely on the engine as a mounting point.
The inherent weakness of all other current designs is that they use the motor
itself as an anchor point. No matter the number or complexity of brackets,
they still transfer impact directly to the motor. The front of the AltRider
plate gets its brute strength from 3/16" (4.76 mm) stainless steel brackets
that mount directly to the frame. The brackets are secured with the two sturdy
M12 torx frame bolts, preventing the flange from pivoting on impact. Another
key innovation of the AltRider design are the rear mounting points. Other
plates attach to the frame cross member below the swing arm using thin or
complicated brackets. These long brackets have more leverage, allowing impacts
to create shearing or bending forces that break the mount. The AltRider skid
plate is held in place with two custom machined fasteners that replace the
center stand pins, lowering the mounting point by a notable 4" which dramatically
reduces leverage. This mounting system is an industry first that provides
an extremely clean look, while remaining very powerful and simple to install.
The one piece skid plate is simple to install,
and all stainless steel hardware is provided.
- AltRider motorcycle accessories are 100% designed and manufactured
in the USA.
- 3/16” (4.76 mm) hand TIG welded anodized aluminum
- Protects entire bottom side of the liquid cooled motor including headers
and catalytic converter
- Oil change does not require removal of skid plate
- One piece unit that provides tire to tire protection
- Available in anodized silver (shown top) or black (above, right).
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