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.
In 2007, shortly after the introduction of the 950 Adventures skid plate, Black Dog was approached by Team Double Barrel (Ned Suesse, Lyndyn Posit and Tim Hillsamer) to make a skid plate for their Super Enduro that they were racing in the Baja 1000 rally. The plate did extremely well at protecting the vital components of the motorcycle, looking quite good after the 1200+ miles of Baja hell it was subjected to at race speeds.
We continued to refine the plate prior to production and improved the design to provide even more protection, making the skid plate EVEN TOUGHER. The rear tabs were made of thicker material, making them much stronger so they hold up to severe impacts better. We improved the side stand protection that includes an enlarged wedge that covers the side stand from bottom impacts as well. Also the front portion was angled slightly to improve alignment and stability of the front mounting points. A Shok-Blok was added to brace the skid plate against the engine case so that it would absorb the really big hits.
Do yourself a favor and give that amazing Super Enduro the protection it deserves!
NUTS, BOLTS AND BENEFITS
Comprehensive Engine Coverage
This plate extends back to the center stand mount, completely isolating the engine block and eliminating the need for an extra center stand bash plate. It also covers the oil tank, clutch cover, ignition cover and side stand mount.
More Heft—3/16-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.
The skid plate mounts using the existing mounting locations already on the frame. We used 1/4-inch material for the rear mounting tabs giving it more strength.
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.
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.
- KTM 950/950R Super Enduro (2007–2009)
The skid plate IS compatible with the KTM center stand from the 2004 950S Adventure.
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):
“My Black Dog skid plate is awesome. Prior to getting my skid plate from Black Dog, I didn’t have the confidence to ride the SE over rough terrain they way it should be. Now I can take my SE anywhere without worrying about punching a hole in the plate and causing damage to my bike. Whether I am single tracking the SE in the Mountains or hammering through the Nevada desert I have tested the Black Dog skid plate in all conditions and it has held up great without even a dent. With the rides I am used to, 300+ miles a day, I can’t afford to have anything but the best and the Black Dog skid plate gives me that extra comfort of traveling far from home without worrying about damage to my bike. It is easy to mount, clean and looks great. I recommend it to all of my riding partners with 950s, especially if they want to ride Dawn to Dusk.”—Casey McCoy
“I just want to say THANK YOU for the wonderful products you TEST and Sell. I recently ordered your Side Stand Reinforcement Kit, rear brake master cover and The Billet/Scotts Triple Crown Damper Kit, all for my KTM 950 SE. The order came through very quickly, the phone advice/service was knowledgeable and professional. However the products are awesome! The motorcycle manufacturers really need to Subcontract you guys out for their production bikes. Thank you again and the T-shirt is great too.”—Andrew Thompson, Camarillo, CA
MADE IN THE U.S.A.