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Dirt Bike Skid Plates and Guards

Imagine yourself riding a wicked trail, navigating each section with technical perfection, practically sailing through the woods with near ease. Why risk damaging or cracking your engine cases or other things the trail might throw out you when you can prevent it with a skid plate? A good skid plate can protect your bike and allow you to keep your mind on riding.

Dirt bike skid plates are no joke, and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC understands that. Your motorcycle is a phenomenal machine, but it isn’t invincible. Rocks kicked up from your front tire can cause serious damage and require expensive repairs. A good skid plate can help you avoid that by acting as a solid guard and helping protect your engine from any unexpected impacts.

Skid plates are available in aluminum, carbon fiber and plastic, but every material is made to withstand abuse. If you frequent the trails, you can’t afford to put off getting one. It only takes a single rock to make you wish you had one.

We stock skid plates from brands like Ricochet, Works Connection, Cycra, Acerbis, Polisport and others. (For original stock replacements, take a look at our OEM section.) Each skid plate is designed specifically for the bike it fits, so you know you’re getting maximum protection regardless of your choice. Enter your motorcycle’s make, model and year to see what is available for your bike.

Latest Dirt Bike Guards-Skid Plates Reviews – You could win up to $500 for reviewing products!

  • Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate

    Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate

    Timothy in WA

    It's average.....

    OK, I like the "Works" style plate on my older KDX much better than this one. The plate is thick and protects the frame and motor just fine, but the "wings" are annoying and get in the way. I used my works style plate as a guide and hacked the wings off, remounted and am MUCH happier with it now. If you ride in areas with big rocks and technical trails, you need a skid plate and this will do, but it's just "OK".

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  • KTM SixDays Quick-Fastener Skid Plate

    KTM SixDays Quick-Fastener Skid Plate

    MARK in NY


    Fits extremely good! Extremely HAPPY w/ this skid plate.

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  • Enduro Engineering Skid Plate

    Enduro Engineering Skid Plate

    Justin in MA

    Very Durable

    It was a little tricky to install and the directions were not great but very solid product. Takes a real beating. I have dragged it over rocks and slammed without a problem. I feel much more confident with the heavy aluminum vs. carbon or plastic.

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  • Works Connection MX Skid Plate

    Works Connection MX Skid Plate

    Jon in NC

    Works Connection MX Skid Plate

    Have not actually hit anything hard with it, but seems plenty sturdy. Foam insert keeps mud out nicely. Install was pretty easy, a little hammer tapping required.

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  • Cycra Speed Armor High Impact Skid Plate

    Cycra Speed Armor High Impact Skid Plate

    Chris in WV

    Quick and easy

    Installed in minutes. Not a heavy duty skid plate but adequate for most off-road applications. If you're going to be dragging your frame across logs, rocks etc. you might want to consider a different plate. This work's great for glancing blows from rocks and logs but I cannot say how it would hold up under severe abuse.

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  • Husqvarna Aluminum Skid Plate

    Husqvarna Aluminum Skid Plate

    Tom in NM

    Looks nice not good for mx

    Looks nice, fit well until I cased a jump (third ride on the bike) and it folded and broke all of the brackets. Probably good for trail riding, wouldn't recommend for mx.

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