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AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled

Order the Crash Bars and Skid Plate together as one system here.

If you've already installed the AltRider Crash Bars, mounting brackets are not required. Choose "Without Brackets" in the dropdown to the right.

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.

  • 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 
  • Available in silver and black
  • Compatible with Remus header
  • Patent pending
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AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Feature
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Installed
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Additional Photos
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Product Contents
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Product Contents
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Product Contents
AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled - Product Contents
R116-P-1200 R1200GSW Skid Plate Instructions-R2.pdf Download_icon

Skid Plate Installation Instructions

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

AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW R 1200 GS Water Cooled


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  • Thu 19 Jun, 2014
    by

    Yes- my bike is a TANK

    When other riders see this skid plate - I get all kinds of comments, from the total length, design, thickness and mounting design. Feel like I can rip through anything after putting this on. I needed to purchase a cir-clip pliers to complete the installation- don't try this with another tool. Do it right.
  • Mon 26 May, 2014
    by

    Unique Design

    This skidplate was part of the reason I chose the AltRider crash bars. First the negative points. All the water?-cut edges are a bit rough and the largest side opening near where the plate is folded has an odd little flare to it (which you can see in all the photos). None of this is really noticeable once the skidplate is mounted and I'm not sure I'd want to pay extra to have that extra level of finishing done. On the positive side, this is the thickest aluminum skidplate I've ever bought, but then my 2014 R1200GS is also the heaviest dirtbike I've ever bought. I really like that the AltRider design does not bolt directly to the bottom of the engine, but rather to the crash bar brackets and frame to the sides. This means that when I bottom the bike out on a big rock (which I've done plenty of times on previous bikes) the impact won't be directly transferred to the aluminum engine casing. This could still happen in a hard enough impact, but it would require some serious bending of the plate which should absorb a lot of energy prior to any contact and with the greater ground clearance, that's less likely to happen in the first place. Designed and built in the US is a nice little bonus.


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