Remember—protection of your bike is not only about the design of the skid plate and the coverage it provides. The mounts play a key role in how your skid plate will survive and how your bike is ultimately protected. We've seen far too many engine cases break due to poor designs of the underlying mounts.
Once again BMW has developed a motorcycle with absolutely no convenient mounting locations for a durable skid plate. There is no cradle or framework to tie into for mounting a rugged skid plate—so we had to get creative.
BDCW’s continues its innovative approach by creating a one-piece underlying mounting bracket that ties into the center stand's framework. Our design effectively prevents the skid plate from shifting backwards and potentially damaging your bike. This design, combined with a rubber Shok-Blok installed between the front of the skid plate mount and the engine case, ensures our skid plate and mounting system will take a beating long after others have failed.
Ease of installation was another critical design element, as was removal of the skid plate for maintenance. The initial installation of your skid plate should take less than 10 minutes. And with only four bolts to remove for maintenance duties, the skid plate comes off in less than 60 seconds.
Made from 3/16-inch (4.76mm) 5052 aluminum, the BDCW ULTIMATE Skid Plate provides maximum protection of the engine components and header while providing a smooth glide surface to clear obstacles with no exposed bolts or plastic sliders to get in the way. Our design is also useful when performing maintenance on the bike as it provides a flat level surface to lift your bike.
Select the appropriate model from our list above:
Version 3 Skid Plate:
- BMW F850GS (2019-2022)
- BMW F750GS (2019-2022)
- F850GSA (2021-2022)
- If you have a model without a center stand - please contact us for details.
- CENTER STAND—compatible with the OEM center stand. NOT compatible with the SWMotech center stand
- ENGINE BARS
- Compatible with the Hepco-Becker Engine Bars, Touratech Engine Bars, SWMotech and the OEM GSA Crash bars. Also compatible with Heed crash bars for F850GSA. We're impressed with the design of the Hepco-Becker Engine & Tank Guards and have no doubt they'll prove to be extremely stout (which is why we mounted them on our shop F850GS). See Related Products.
- NOT Compatible with the Wunderlich Engine Bars
- AFTERMARKET HEADER SYSTEMS—not yet tested.
NUTS, BOLTS AND BENEFITS
Our ULTIMATE Skid Plate provides maximum protection of vital components such as the oil cooler, oil filter, engine case and exhaust headers—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.
Maximized Ground Clearance
Our design keeps the skid plate snug to the bike while still providing enough of a "crush zone" to protect the components on the bike.
Unique Mounting Framework
Extremely stout mounting bracket that ties into the center stand frame at the rear, preventing the skid plate from shifting backwards from a big hit which could potentially damage your bike.
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 your bike.
Smooth Bottom for Clearing Obstacles
No holes to snag on rocks or branches. Our 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
We will be offering a separate component to protect the exhaust resonator and to extend the glide surface of our skid plate to clear obstacles. See related products for details.
Quick Change Artist
Our skid plate can be removed for maintenance with only 4 bolts—the mounting components stay in place once installed. Less than 60 seconds to remove or re-install.
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 backyard and we use them.
Tested and Trusted Worldwide
We personally test all of our 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
I installed my new Black Dog Skid Plate on my also new 2019 BMW F750GS and it was pretty much a simple easy installation. Great directions easy to follow.
I installed with the Touratech lower crash bars and no issues. It came within maybe 1/4 inch on the right side at the forward edge, seems lika a perfect fit. Super impressed with the quality of the parts and pieces, and the looks. I have no concerns for the protection with this plate. Not just bling, great quality and piece of mind.
I am very happy with your product. Thank you.
Cheers! - Troy Sorrell, Calgary Alberta, Canada