WHY EXPERTS LOVE IT (and Everyone Else Needs It)
BDCW ULTIMATE Skid Plates 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.
This skid plate fits the following models:
- KTM 1290 Super Adventure (2015-16)
- KTM 1290 Super Adventure T (2017+) - does NOT fit the 1290R
NOTE: Because our design relocates the side stand OFF the engine, the Side Stand switch must be disabled. We include the necessary parts to accomplish this – no additional parts required.
ENGINE GUARDS—The installation of our skid plate requires stock KTM crash bars. Does not work with other aftermarket crash bars.
HEADER PIPES—Not compatible with Remus header pipes.
When KTM launched the 1190 Adventure in 2013 we took a hard look at the vulnerabilities of the bikes key components and began a design that stands up to significant abuse and gets the riders home safely. We know our customers well enough to know that this bike will be put through some serious challenges off-road, so we wanted to make sure that we were able to provide comprehensive coverage. Not only to make sure our customers could get home but they do so without incurring a large repair bill or an expensive extraction from the backcountry. Because the 1290 is virtually identical to the 1190, we only had to make some minor tweaks to our design to fit the new 1290 Super Adventure.
The number one priority was to relocate the vulnerable side stand OFF the ENGINE CASE! Given our first hand experience with the 950/990 side stand design, we were baffled when the new KTM design for the side stand on the 1190/1290 is actually MORE susceptible to damage to the engine than the previous 950/990 models. Our comprehensive skid plate design is actually two products in one—a rugged skid plate PLUS a patented side stand relocation kit.
Others may tell you that removing the side stand off the engine is “not necessary” because their skid plate “provides coverage”—If you are willing to gamble an $8000 repair bill and getting stranded in the backcountry, that decision is entirely up to you.
NUTS, BOLTS AND BENEFITS
Comprehensive Engine Coverage
Larger dimensions and stouter construction means your $8,000+ engine has max protection. Plus, it fully protects the clutch, ignition cover, header pipes and catalytic converter—most other brands don’t. Many riders don’t realize a replacement header pipe alone costs $1,800 (+ labor).
Integrated Side Stand Relocator
We have removed the kick stand from the engine case, eliminating the risk of a broken engine case from an impact to the side stand! PATENT# US D729128.
Rear Mounts have 3 Connections Points
We have created three mounting points on the frame at the center stand mount, greatly increasing the strength of the rear attachment points while keeping the mounts OFF the engine case.
Removable Rock Screens
Another innovative solution, brought to you exclusively by Black Dog, these stainless steel rock screens provide excellent airflow while preventing rocks and debris from entering the slots on the skid plate. The easy on/off design gives you the option to simply remove them for maximum airflow when temps and conditions heat up or to clean up the mud that splashed up from the fender during that epic ride.
More Heft—More Protection—3/12-inch (4.76mm) of 5052 Aluminum
You get what you pay for. And we found the optimal material to protect, perform, and last. In fact, it could 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.
Attaches to the frame—NOT the engine. Saves your engine case from potential damage.
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, rubber sliders or rivets to catch or break.
Accommodates Stock Center Stand
Eliminates the need for an extra center stand bash plate.
Quick Change Artist—ONE Minute to Remove
Remove just 4 bolts for an oil change / maintenance!
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 backcountry, 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
All of our own products are rigorously tested on our personal bikes BEFORE they’re released. Our innovative and rugged designs are used throughout the world—a fact that we’re very proud of. We make no pretense that we’re the cheapest, but, you can be sure that BDCW products are the best made, and that we stand behind them.
WHAT RIDERS ARE "BARKING" ABOUT
Check out what satisfied BDCW customers and industry editors and experts are saying.
From ADVPulse: Trail Tough KTM 1290 Super Adventure Build
From the Dog Pound (satisfied Black Dog riders):
“What the heck was I thinking when I bought the BDCW KTM 1190 Skid Plate??? I’ll tell you what I was thinking... why didn’t I do it BEFORE going to Moab!!! Then I would not have dented my header pipe! Fortunately, it just took a small hit and is now well protected by the BDCW body armor. I appreciate the workmanship and design of the skid plate and feel so much better when pounding on my 1190. The overall weight and the ease of removal had me concerned, but they were both unfounded. The plate comes off easy and the weight led me to believe it was made by KTM themselves! I held out on the BDCW skid plate until I could swing the added cost because I also wanted the kickstand relocation kit, and a the large coverage area, as I knew that I would have the 1190 for a very long time. So, the added cost divided by the protection and years of ownership made the cost a non-issue. My only disappointment is I waited too long!”—Jim Altonen
"Thanks for making and taking the time to develop great products! Great skid plate! The finish and fit is very nice. I love how easy this will be to take off when doing service work.”—Doug Matson
"Hey, my KTM 1190 skid plate came in today!! Awesome piece! Thanks again and foot pegs are next!
"P.S. Anyone tell you that you have a cool thing going there? Hopefully making some money, making cool great stuff and getting to test it while doing what you love to do anyway. You guys have your stuff together for sure! Awesome! I know it ain’t always good, but you got an awful lot of happy people out here, please, keep doing what you are doing!"—Chris Jensen
"I installed mine (BDCW KTM 1190 skid plate) the other day, it was fairly easy. The instructions were clear. I also installed the luggage rack, perfect fit and it looks like it will work well. Thanks for the great products."—Mike Letcher, Rapid City, SD
"Thanks for a fantastic product. This is my first BDCW product and I’m impressed with your attention to detail, very well done. I recently spent some time with the guys from Gateway BMW at their GS Challenge and they spoke highly of your products. Thanks."—Nicholas “Nick” Hein, CO
“I took some very solid hits on a recent RawHyde trip and some local rugged trails in AZ. Thank god for your skid plate or I would have no headers left."—Jason Houle, Pheonix AZ
“BTW, that skid plate is worth its weight in gold! You gotta see the marks carved into mine (pic attached). Some of those stripes are really deep with a metal curl at the end.”—A. Dale McLean
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