AXP Racing Extreme Skid Plate
Full coverage skid plates are great for a few reasons. Obviously protecting engine cases, your frame and sometimes linkage is one of those. Having a full coverage skid plate on your dirt bike really helps with getting over obstacles. Better yet, having a HDPE skid plate really improves the ability to float over rocks, log and boulders.
Since I knew going into selecting a skid plate that I wanted full coverage it already ruled out a few brands and types. Aluminum skid plates are great for motocross or maybe big ADV bikes but they can't slide on rocks or logs like a HDPE type can. This also helped me zero in on AXP and decided to give them a try.
Installing the plate was relatively simple. It takes a few tries to really figure it out, but once the hooks snap into the rear frame crossbar you really understand how well- almost exact it fits. This is due in part to their design process that includes 3D scans of the bike model. I was really pleased with the fitment and how well the bolt holes lined up in front.
The first few rides was tight, challenging single track with plenty of logs to cross. Unlike the stock skid plate, I could now slide right over instead of hanging up on the shock linkage. It really improves the ride and obviously the entire bike is protected.
I recently ran an XC race filled with rocks and higher speed wide open conditions. There were a few goat trail sections with large rocks that you could feel bouncing off the skid plate and exhaust. While the pipe has been pinched off quite a bit by a large dent, the 8mm thick HDPE skid plate didn't skip a beat hardware and all.
AXP Extreme Skid Plate Specifications:
- High Density Polyethylene Plastic 8mm thick
- Machined on CNC machine for a better quality
- Included a linkage protection with full frame coverage
- cases coverage
- High resistance to heavy impacts
- Does not generate any vibration and offers a better length of life
- Hardware and fixations brackets included
You can purchase an AXP Extreme Skid Plate Here