The innovation just doesn't stop at Black Dog Cycle Works
BDCW is proud to release their version 2.0 of the ULTIMATE Skid Plate for the BMW 650/700/800 twins.
BDCW's original skid plate for the F650/700/800 series is often viewed as providing the absolute MAXIMUM protection for these bikes, taking a pounding year after year while protecting the important and often fragile components on the bike.
Taking a fresh look at their original design from 6 years ago, BDCW decided to do a complete redesign for the skid plate for these models. Enter version 2.0. Who says you can't make the best even better! The new design as gained a tremendous amount of ground clearance at the front and the sides of the plate, and still offers a smooth bottom to glide over obstacles. Ridiculously EASY installation and only two bolts to remove for maintenance!
Continue to be the top choice for expert riders, proving its worth in the most rigorous conditions and terrain worldwide Think you don’t need this much protection? Think again. It’s while learning to master big bike skills, both on pavement and off-road, that carnage happens. Rocks get kicked up, bikes get dropped and hung up, curbs get in the way, and scrapes and spills are just part of the adventure. And the ULTIMATE Skid Plate is designed to take all of the abuse—and more.
BDCW’s continues their innovative approach by creating a one piece underlying mounting bracket that joins their frame mount at the rear with the front mounting point, resulting in the most effective and strong mounting base available. BDCW has retained their unique "keyhole" mounting design at the rear so only two bolts need to be removed to take the skid plate off for maintenance.
As with our original design, it is very unlikely that the two-sided rubber shear bolts will be damaged over time as they most likely will with on every other skid plate on the market. The replacement of these mounts can get pricey ($50 from most BMW dealers).
Look at this way, this is the only skid plate on the market that is likely to SAVE YOU MONEY over the long run.
This skid plate fits the following models:
- BMW F650GS TWIN (2008–2012)
- BMW F700GS (2013 +)
- BMW F800GS (2008 +)
- BMW F800GSA (2013 +)
Note: Our skid plate uses the stock rubber shear bolts that hold on the stock plastic skid plate. If your stock rubber shear bolts are damaged or need to be replaced, we have replacement sets available. Select the "Skid + shear bolts" from the drop down menu in the shopping cart.
- CENTER STAND—NOT compatible with the SW-Motech center stand.
- ENGINE BARS—Compatible with most popular crash bars including BMW OEM, Touratech, Hepco-Becker, Happy Trails, SW-Motech, Altrider, Adventure Spec and Wild at Heart. NOT compatible with Wunderlich “Adventure” crash bars (Part No. 8160067-095).
- AFTERMARKET HEADER SYSTEMS - to be determined
NUTS, BOLTS AND BENEFITS
Our ULTIMATE skid plate provides maximum protection of vital components such as the oil cooler, oil filter, engine case, exhaust headers and catalytic converter—MORE protection than any others on the market. We offer the absolute MOST protection for the header system, which is $1,600+ to replace. Our skid plate is VERY inexpensive insurance.
Improved Ground Clearance
We have refined that shape of the skid plate to maximize ground clearance, especially important for lowered models
Unique protection for the Catalytic Converter
Most skid plates shop SHORT, but ours extends back to cover the cat.
Unique Mounting Framework
Extremely stout mounting bracket that ties into the frame at the rear.
More Heft—3/16-inch (4.76mm) 5052 Aluminum
You get what you pay for. And we found the optimal material to protect, perform, and last. In fact, it may very well outlive your bike. The grade of aluminum we selected is designed to ABSORB impacts, not transfer the force to the mounting points on the bike.
Smooth Bottom for Clearing Obstacles
No holes to snag on rocks or branches. This plate glides on its own - right up over most obstacles without bolts, plastic glides or rivets to catch or break off.
Accommodates Stock Center Stand
Eliminates the need for an extra center stand bash plate.
Quick Change Artist
By using our unique "key slot" fastening system at the rear of the plate, it removes with just 2 bolts for maintenance and oil changes!
Powder AND Clear Coated
Looks great and takes the punishment that anodized finishes can’t.
Looks "Badass" on Every Bike
Not that it matters when it’s covered in mud.
Considering the costs of expensive repairs or “extractions” from the outback, it’s a bargain!
Made in the U.S.
No bones about it, we manufacture all of our Black Dog products right here in the U.S. It is extremely important to us. We have world class manufacturers in our own back yard and we intend to use them.
Tested and Trusted Worldwide
We personally test of products on our personal motorcycles. Additionally we have customers worldwide that are putting our products to the test every day.
WHAT RIDERS ARE "BARKING" ABOUT
Check out what satisfied BDCW customers and industry editors and experts are saying.
From the Dog Pound (satisfied Black Dog riders)
"I cracked my OEM skid plate (F800GS), replaced it with a BDCW skid plate and never looked back. I’ve hit some big stuff, including dragging the bike over a berm and a tree, and the BDCW plate shrugs it off."—Matt.the.Ogre (ADVRider)
"About six months ago I inquired about purchasing new mounting hardware for my BWM F800GS skid plate. When I made the call you guys mentioned that you had never heard of anyone needing these parts. At that time I said I would send the old parts to you for examination. You sent me out a new mounting kit and all was well except I’m just now sending the bent up parts back to you. It appears I may have bashed one big rock too many. Just think what would have happened had I not had your skid plate protecting me? Keep cranking out the great products and service and I’ll keep trying to destroy your best creations!!"—George R. Evans
This is not the typical costume jewelry disguised as “armor”—it’s simply the most bad-ass skid plate for the F800GS on the market!