New AltRider Skid Plate for Honda Africa Twin

Protection and peace of mind in the rough.

AltRider is an aftermarket company that focuses on protective products for adventure touring bikes. They have added another the AltRider Skid Plate to their inventory that protects the 2016-2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin from damage. This product was developed, sourced, and manufactured entirely in the US and was designed to provide maximum protection to the bike's vulnerable components.

AltRider Skid Plate for the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Ride with a peace of mind when you travel over obstacles on the Africa Twin with AltRiders's Skid Plate.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's Honda Africa Twin Skid Plate
With AltRider's Skid Plate you can protect important components like the engine, headers, and sump of your Africa Twin from damage.Photo courtesy of AltRider

After extensive testing and development the Skid Plate for the Africa Twin ended up with a design that offers maximum strength, coverage, and ground clearance while complementing the bike's aesthetics. AltRider engineers embraced the Africa Twin's dirt-bike-inspired frame rail, designing the Skid Plate to bolt to four locations with rubber shock absorbing bumpers on the frame for maximum strength and stability. Additionally, the Skid Plate was conveniently designed to allow users to change the oil with the bracket left in place.

AltRider Skid Plate for Africa Twin in black or silver
You can choose between either a black or silver anodized finish for the Skid Plate.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 Plate for Africa Twin
AltRider Skid Plates are constructed of laser-cut high grade aluminum.Photo Courtesy of AltRider
AltRider Skid Plates for Africa Twin
AltRider Skid Plates are TIG welded for strength and durability.Photo Courtesy of AltRider

On top of the laser cut and welded aluminum featured, the Skid Plate has strategic cutouts that allow for airflow and heat dissipation a smooth bottom surface for max ground clearance and obstacle maneuvering. The mounting bracket has captured threaded fasteners for ease of installation as well as stainless steel fasteners and hardware for long life and corrosion resistance.

You also can get an optional extension piece that provides additional clearance on bikes without a center stand. However, AltRider's Skid Plate for the Africa Twin is compatible with the center stand and with both the DCT and manual transmission models. Installation is simple with the provided high-quality hardware.

AltRider Skid Plates are available at and through authorized AltRider dealers.