SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard Skid | Suzuki DL650 V-Strom and V-Strom 650XT

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New design with a 4mm-thick base plate and 3mm-thick side plates overlap at the seams to provide 7mm-thick rails on the outer edges of the skid plate for added strength and stability. Two-tone black and aluminum finish.

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8.22324237 lbs
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$298.95 USD


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$298.95 USD



The SW-MOTECH skid plate can be used with:

  • OEM center stand
  • SW-MOTECH center stands
  • Suzuki or SW-MOTECH crash bars

Front mounting bracket connects directly to the motorcycle without the need to connect to a crash bar. Recessed rear mounting bracket prevents damage to screw heads when sliding over rocks. Front and rear connection points are rubber mounted to reduce vibration which lowers noise and the possibility of fracturing the skid plate. The shock absorbing mounting points can be inexpensively replaced if damaged.

The skid plate has a pre-drilled hole in the bottom so that the oil drain plug bolt can be accessed without removing the skid plate. This allows the oil to be changed without removing the skid plate.

To change the oil filter the skid plate must be removed. This can be achieved by removing four bolts from the bottom of the skid plate and four additional bolts from the front end of the skid plate. The four skid plate mounting brackets can remain attached to the motorcycle. The process of removing and reattaching the skid plate from these points should add no more than 10 minutes to an oil filter change.

Optional SW-MOTECH Skid Plate Toolbox Available

Fitment Note: This skid plate was designed to work with the stock exhaust system. We cannot guarantee fitment or compatibility with any other aftermarket accessories.

Twisted Throttle Tech Tips: Skid Plate Installation Explained

Fitment Notes

2012-2016 Suzuki V-Strom DL650

2017-2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650

2015-2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

Part Numbers

Our part number: MSS.05.759.10001.B
Manufacturer part number: MSS.05.759.10001/B


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    Mark Struthers

    Will this also fit the 2020 V-Strom 650 XT?

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  2. The Kilted Canuck

    Totally saved my engine

    The Kilted Canuck

    Was riding up in the mountains down a rocky trail… and well, ended up landing on a large rock to the bottom of my bike. The guard totally took the hit, and while it needs to be replaced, I’m VERY glad it was that, and not my engine! (I just wish there was a discount for if you do take a hit and need another haha)

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  3. SebasLaf

    Worth the investment!


    Just hit a big rock with my V-Strom equiped with this skid plate ; the skid plate saved the day! I can confirm that this one is solid ! Now I just need to replace that brake pedal .. Breaking your engine is not Adventure.

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  4. Van_Vstrom

    Terrible Design - Will Damage Engine


    This skid plate came with my bike, I hit a rock and it sheared the bolts off the engine cover! Everyone I was riding with said this was a poor design and I was lucky to have not required a new engine after this. Most skid plates do not attach directly to the motor (the item on the bike they’re designed to protect).

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