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ADV NewsAltRider Debuts R1300GS Skid Plate With Energy Absorption System

AltRider Debuts R1300GS Skid Plate With Energy Absorption System

Like Air Jordans for your bike’s underbelly.

Published on 05.07.2024

AltRider has introduced an innovative skid plate design for the R 1300 GS in order to best protect the vulnerable boxer engine. According to the Seattle-based manufacturer, this is the industry’s first skid plate using this type of Energy Absorption System (EAS) designed to dynamically absorb the kinetic energy generated during impact. 

“Think of it like we worked with Nike, to make Air Jordans for your big ADV bike,” explains AltRider’s founder, Jeremy LeBreton. “We have invested significantly in the R 1300 GS skidplate but will leverage this technology on all the premium ADV going forward.”

AltRider Debuts R1300GS Skid Plate With Energy Absorption System

To effectively absorb the force of an impact, the Energy Absorption System components are molded using an engineered elastomer with CNC machined stainless-steel plates. This ensures that when the skid plate flexes upon impact, none of that energy is transferred directly to the engine. In addition, the stainless-steel plates provide a robust mount while still decoupling the impact from the engine.


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Each component of the EAS is molded to match the complex shape of the underside of the 1300’s engine. This creates a large amount of surface area to dissipate the energy of an impact. Additionally, the Energy Absorption System is designed with varying density to optimize deceleration when impacts occur. The varying density is similar to a progressive suspension, in that the larger the impact the more resistance the EAS provides. 

AltRider Debuts R1300GS Skid Plate With Energy Absorption System

The skid plate itself is made from 5000 series aluminum to provide the ideal balance between strength and weight. It’s constructed of 5/32 inch (4.00 mm) hand TIG welded anodized aluminum. The stainless-steel rear bracket is secured to the skid plate to create the strength and performance of multiple sheets of material laminated together. This dual material rear attachment creates an incredibly strong mounting system that prevents any clocking or rotation and secures the plate to the strongest point of the bike. Additionally, AltRider says that the unique design offers the best ground clearance of any skid plate for the R 1300 GS.

AltRider Debuts R1300GS Skid Plate With Energy Absorption System

Highlights

  • Energy Absorption System engineered to absorb impacts and dissipate the energy.
  • Design offers good ground clearance.
  • The dual material rear mount design of the skid plate attaches directly to the strongest point of the frame, providing a more robust structure.
  • 5/32 inch (4.0 mm) hand TIG welded anodized aluminum.
  • Headers and catalytic converter coverage.
  • Oil change does not require removal of skid plate.

According to AltRider, the one-piece skid plate is simple to install. The product is offered in black or silver with an MSRP of $446.97 and all stainless-steel hardware is provided. For more information go to www.altrider.com

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Jeffrey
Jeffrey
May 9, 2024 10:21 pm

They have been watching Lone Riders YouTube product development videos, and took their idea!

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