Motorbike Skid Plates
One of the great aspects of dirt biking is getting to know your dirt bike better, and customising it to better stand up to the rigours of offroad riding. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the first investments riders will make into their bike is a good set of skid plates or bash plates.
A skid plate is a piece of material (usually made from plastic or aluminium) that is placed over the base of your bike to prevent debris such as rocks or sticks from being hurled into your bike’s inner workings as you ride. Foam or rubber is also incorporated in select designs to minimise the noise of debris bouncing off the skid plate itself as you ride.
Much more than a simple fashion statement, a good quality skid plate on your motorcycle will help protect against minor cosmetic damage (such as paint scratches) all the way through to serious issues such as oiler filter or casing damage. A critical part of riding your dirt bike safely is taking calculated risks — investing in protective gear to prevent damage to your bike and yourself is very much part of that process. If you’re riding offroad, on rocky terrain or simply just love to thrash your bike when you’re taking it for a spin, a set of skid plates could be the difference between a fun ride and needing to buy a new bike.
At B&B Offroad Engineering, we stock some of the finest aluminium dirt bike skid plates in the country, with a range designed to fit just about any dirt bike on the market. We also stock related gear, such as heat shields and online oil cooler guards to ensure your safety and your bike’s longevity. Get in touch with B&B Offroad Engineering today for all of your skid plates and other bike accessory needs.