BDCW - Lower Engine Bars (Honda AT)

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Right side protection for Clutch model - FRAME MOUNTED

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.


  • Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L—2016+ (DCT model only)
  • Does not fit the Adventure Sports model with the stock upper "light bar"


  • 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, Givi and Touratech Expedition

  • NOT Compatible with the following skid plates: Altrider, SWMotech, Touratech Rallyeform.


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 0.083-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.



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



BDCW's Kurt Forget discusses his crash in Baja—how the bike's armor held up, and how the Klim Badlands suit and Krios helmet performed their jobs perfectly.

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dwight-waldo-01.jpg“I installed the complete crash bar and skid plate from BDCW on my 2017 Africa Twin. I would not go off road until I had done this having had the BDCW products save my bike many times on my 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R.  

“Long story short I was trying a back route into Death Valley. Fairly easy and I was fully loaded for a 10-day trip. Wound up with deteriorating trail which became narrow, steep, covered in loose sharp rock, water running down the middle and covered with burro crap. When I got to a steep rock ledge I was unable to continue and decided to turn around.

“I was traveling alone but was confident in my ability to recover a bike if something bad happened. Well it did. I dropped the bike in the loose and it hit the loose rock hard propelling me downhill in the burro crap.

“I stripped the extra weight off and put the bike back upright. Attempted to remount and went over and downhill again. This occurred 5 times and each time the full impact of the fall and slide was taken by the crash bar system. After I finally got back up, after sliding off the road and into a culvert, I examined the bike for damage. 

“The bottom line was after five falls in rough rocky ground resulting in downhill slides the entire damage was taken by the BDCW crash bar system. There was not a scratch on the bike. The only indication of trouble was cosmetic damage to the crash bars. They took a lot of abuse and I truly believe without them I would have damaged both fairings, possibly the tank, and probably would have broken a case. I do not think these bars even moved a millimeter. They are worth every cent and saved me a lot of damage and possibly a long hot walk out. Nothing on the market even comes close to this. Well done BDCW.”

Dwight Waldo



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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