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AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled

With 125 horsepower, the new water boxer motor is an impressive machine. All that power flying down the trail can produce some tough hits to the bottom of a 500 pound motorcycle, requiring much heftier protection than the thin stock plate. 

Like the AltRider crash bars, the AltRider skid plate was completely redesigned for the water cooled R 1200 GS. To maintain greater ground clearance, a flat plate of 3/16” (4.76 mm) anodized aluminum is utilized, with no bolts on the bottom side to snag. This patent pending mounting system allows the move from the AltRider original corrugated design, saving over 1 inch of ground clearance. The plate was designed to be extremely narrow at the bottom to maintain the great cornering ability of the bike. It is a one piece unit that provides tire to tire protection. From the leading front corner of the headers to just before the rear tire, the entire bottom side of the motor is shielded from impact. Even the catalytic converter is safeguarded. There are no gaps in protection or plastic pieces to break and no parts to continually repurchase--just one smooth 3/16” (4.76 mm) plate that provides complete coverage. In an effort to maintain simplicity, AltRider designed the skid plate so it doesn’t require removal to change the oil on the bike.

The AltRider skid plate is the only design on the market that doesn’t rely on the engine as a mounting point. The inherent weakness of all other current designs is that they use the motor itself as an anchor point. No matter the number or complexity of brackets, they still transfer impact directly to the motor. The front of the AltRider plate gets its brute strength from 3/16” (4.76 mm) stainless steel brackets that mount directly to the frame. The brackets are secured with the two sturdy M12 torx frame bolts, preventing the flange from pivoting on impact. Another key innovation of the AltRider design are the rear mounting points. Other plates attach to the frame cross member below the swing arm using thin or complicated brackets. These long brackets have more leverage, allowing impacts to create shearing or bending forces that break the mount. The AltRider skid plate is held in place with two custom machined fasteners that replace the center stand pins, lowering the mounting point by a notable 4” which dramatically reduces leverage. This mounting system is an industry first that provides an extremely clean look, while remaining very powerful and simple to install. 

The one piece skid plate is simple to install, and all stainless steel hardware is provided. Compatible with OEM crash bars.

  • AltRider motorcycle accessories are 100% designed and manufactured in the USA
  • 3/16” (4.76 mm) hand TIG welded anodized aluminum
  • Protects entire bottom side of the liquid cooled motor including headers and catalytic converter
  • Oil change does not require removal of skid plate
  • One piece unit that provides tire to tire protection 
  • Compatible with OEM crash bars
  • Available in silver and black
  • Patent pending
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AltRider Skid Plate for the R1200GSW

AltRider Skid Plate for the R1200GSW

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AltRider's Crash Test

AltRider's Crash Test


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AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Feature
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Product Contents
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Product Contents
R113-9-1200 R1200 GSW K51 Adventure Skid Plate Bracket instructions-R0.pdf Download_icon

Installation Instructions

R116-P-1200 R1200GSW Skid Plate instructions-R1.pdf Download_icon

Installation Instructions

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AltRider Skid Plate for the R1200GSW

AltRider Skid Plate for the R1200GSW

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AltRider's Crash Test


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AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Feature
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Product Contents
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled - Product Contents

AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Water Cooled


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  • Thu 23 Jul, 2015
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    Bullet Proof!

    The installation was straight forward, all hardware and components were of the highest quality. I decided on the Black color to match my engine. The plate is extremely light and the welds look perfect. I preferred the AltRider design over all the others because of its mounting locations, I don't have any history with AltRider nor have I used any of their products before. Purely based this decision on the way they designed this. The rear portion of the plate mounts to the provided replacement center stand dowels, they're easily removed by taking off the snap rings. It's a great location to secure this thing. The front part of the plate uses these brackets that mount to where the frame bolts into the motor and the crash bars, huge bolts that look like they can take a hit. Really no where on this skid plate does it touch the motor, I've been using it for about two weeks. Now I'm worry free when going over obstacles, when it bottoms out all that energy is being transfer to a safer location rather than my very expensive boxer motor. I'm also using a fender extender in conjunction with the plate, there's some contact between the two at certain suspension levels, but they do work with each other fine.
  • Sat 21 Feb, 2015
    by

    Great Skid Plate

    Very nice addition to the bike. I had some significant problems getting the bolts started on the center-stand pivots - can't see what you're doing, can't grip the bolts, etc. I decided to start the entire process over, but instead of installing the bolts on the bracket first, I started the bolts on the pivot first. I got the bolts started within seconds, with the installation of the remaining four bolts taking another two or three minutes. I don't know why the instructions leave the pivot bolts to the last. No trimming the front fender, no plastic pieces to tear up. Very well made skid plate!
  • Mon 06 Oct, 2014
    by

    les bolts and safety

    easy to fit .les bolts and safety
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