New Skid Plate for 2016-2017 Honda Africa Twin

New skid plate from AltRider offers protection for your ADV bike

AltRider's Skid Plate is now available for the 2016-2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. Being developed, sourced, and manufactured in the US you know it will give your bike the best protection to the vulnerable components underneath.

AltRider Skid Plate for 2016-17 Honda Africa Twin
Ride over obstacles with confidence with the new Skid Plate from AltRider.Photo Courtesy of AltRider

“Honda really designed this bike to excel off the pavement,” said AltRider President Jeremy LeBreton. “So we designed our Skid Plate to not only protect the bike, but also give riders peace of mind. We want them to be focused on the ride and enjoying themselves, not worrying about whether their bike will be damaged if they ride over obstacles.”

AltRider Skid Plate for Africa Twin
The AltRider Skid Plate protects all the vulnerable components such as the engine, headers, and sump.Photo Courtesy of AltRider

After undergoing extensive testing and development, the Skid Plate arrived at a design that offers maximum strength, coverage, and ground clearance while complementing the bike’s aesthetics. AltRider engineers embraced the Africa Twin’s dirtbike-inspired frame rail, designing the Skid Plate to bolt to four locations on the frame for maximum strength and stability. Additionally, the Skid Plate was designed to allow users to change the oil with the bracket left in place.

AltRider Skid Plate for Honda Africa Twin
Choose from either anodized silver or black.Photo Courtesy of AltRider

Ground clearance is extremely important in adventure riding, and AltRider engineers designed the Skid Plate to retain as much ground clearance as possible when installed. The smooth bottom of the Skid Plate offers maximum clearance and easy maneuvering over obstacles.

AltRider Skid Plates for Africa Twin
AltRider Skid Plates are constructed of laser cut high grade aluminum.Photo Courtesy of AltRider
AltRider Skid Plates for Africa Twin
They are also TIG welded for strength and durability and there are strategic cut outs that allow for airflow and heat dissipation.Photo Courtesy of AltRider

AltRider’s Skid Plate for the Africa Twin is compatible with the center stand and with both the DCT and manual transmission models. An extension is available for purchase for bikes without the center stand, offering extended coverage towards the center of the bike. Installation is simple with the provided high-quality hardware. AltRider Skid Plates are available at and through authorized AltRider dealers.

Watch the video below for more information as well as other accessories for the Africa Twin.