AltRider Skid Plate

When the Route takes you off-road, the first thing that comes in mind is “rock protection” of your bike. When a big ADV bike takes a blow in the belly from a rock, this could mean the end of your Adventure, because the bikes elevated overall weight multiplies a simple impact to a catastrophic hit.

For such a crucial part of the bike’s protection, we do not like to take shortcuts and look only for the best. There are many construction brands out there, but from our experience this is a department that you should only go for a 100% heavy-duty built. Combining a top construction built quality with advanced engineering, we opted for an AltRider Skid Plate.

Adding a good Skid Plate is one of the most important upgrades

Made of sturdy 4.75 mm anodized aluminum, the AltRider skid plate features a corrugated design that multiplies its strength. The 1 3/8 inch radii flanges mirror the profile of the headers, which creates a unique shape that tightly conforms to the underside of the bike.

Close turns, brush, and other off road dangers won’t pose a threat to your vulnerable header pipes, because this product gives them substantial coverage. And when the front wheel spits back rocks and dirt, the AltRider skid plate will protect your headers and cross pipe.

AltRider Skid Plate for BMW R1200GS features

  • 4.75 mm (3/16 inch) anodized aluminum
  • Mounts using OEM fasteners and supplied bolt with spacer
  • Fits 2005-current models
  • Length: 18 inches
  • Height: 3.3 inches
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs

* More information about AltRider Skid Plates here