BDCW - Lower Engine Bars (Honda Africa Twin)

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Right side protection - easy off for Maintenance - only THREE BOLTS!!

***CURRENTLY BACKORDERED - expected late March***

A Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) exclusive design

Using our extensive experience of developing the toughest skid plates on the planet, the BDCW has now expanded their ULTIMATE protection offering to include BOMBER Lower Engine Bars to provide full coverage to the lower portion of the motorcycle.


By attaching DIRECTLY to the FRAME at the FRONT AND REAR of our lower engine bars, these lower engine bars are hell for stout! Utilizing a unique bolt-thru design that passes through the swingarm pivot for the strongest mount possible at the rear, these parts are designed to take a beating. The front portion of the bars are bolted directly to the frame with another unique design that reduces the opportunity for the bars to bend upward in a hard layover.

These lower engine bars have been developed to be compatible with the Hepco-Becker Tank Guards—one of the few designs that bolt directly to the frame of the bike at the front. We are offering TWO versions of our Lower Crash Bars—one for the Clutch model and one for the DCT


Mounts Directly to the Frame—NO FLEX with these Bars
We do NOT use standoff brackets or connectors which are potential weak spots on the connection points. Unique bolt through design utilizes the hole in the swing arm pivot to link both sides of the bars together—providing the ultimate in strength and durability. No drilling or disassembly required.

The ULTIMATE for Ease of Installation
No disassembly of major components—15 minute install TOPS!

The ULTIMATE for Ease of Maintenance
Only THREE bolts to remove each side.

Made from 1-inch Steel with a 0.83-inch Wall Thickness
Stout materials to compliment our stout design.

Made in the U.S.A.
No bones about it, we manufacture all of our Black Dog products right here in the U.S.—supporting the local craftsmen, materials and machinery. We have world class manufacturers in our own back yard and we are committed to supporting our local economy which is extremely important to us. We feel supporting the U.S. manufacturing base has never been more important.

Black Powder Coat Finish to Match the Colors of the Bike
Steel is pre-treated before powder coating is applied to ensure excellent adhesion and durability.


  • Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L—2016+ (Clutch and DCT models)


  • Designed to enhance the protection offered by BDCW Ultimate Skid Plate for the Africa Twin.
  • Compatible ONLY with Hepco-Becker Upper Tank Guards. No other brands are compatible.
  • Compatible with the following skid plates:  Stock OEM, Altrider, Givi and Touratech Expedition
  • NOT Compatible with the following skid plates: SWMotech, Touratech Rallyeform.


Check out what satisfied BDCW customers and industry editors and experts are saying.

Because this is a brand new product it is too early for testimonials from our customers. Please send us your feedback once you have used this product.


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  • 5
    Africa Twin lower engine bars

    Posted by Frank on Dec 7th 2017

    Super fast shipping great bars just what I wanted very east to install.Thanks