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SW-MOTECH Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Kawasaki Versys 650 '07-'14

SW-MOTECH Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Kawasaki Versys 650 '07-'14

SKU: MSS.08.712.10000.B

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Constructed of a 4mm-thick aluminum base plate and 3mm-thick side plates for heavy-duty, light-weight protection. Where the base plates and side plates overlap, it forms a riveted 7mm-thick rail for extra rigidity. Base plate includes side protectors that wrap around the engine block to provide both bottom and side protection.. Available in bare aluminum with powder coated black side plates.

All hardware needed to mount the skid plate is included. Installs using basic hand tools. No welding, cutting, or drilling of existing frame or body parts required. Designed to work with OEM components -- we cannot assure fit with aftermarket exhausts or other accessories.

  • Effective underbody protection from collisions and loose stones
  • Made of 3 mm aluminum plate
  • Mounting points/brackets constructed of 5mm thick steel
  • Brushed silver finish
  • Tight-to-bike design provides much more ground clearance and cornering clearance than other skid plates on the market


  • Engine guard
  • Mounting material
  • Mounting instructions

Please Note: Not compatible with Hepco & Becker Crash bars.

Versys 650 '07-'09 (requires removal of original lower plastic trim, plastic trim mounting points, and original plastic "skidplate")
Versys 650 '10 and later

haydenkd from said on November 10, 2010:

"It is a very well made unit and I like the two tone [black and silver color]. It makes the transition from black to silver as it leaves the motor and surrounds the muffler. Kind of blends in.

Installation does require that you remove the original plastic lowers and their mounting brackets.

An earlier post [in] indicated that you used the original brackets to mount the new skid plate. Not so. SW-MOTECH uses a 3/16" or so plate support that bolts to the motor frame in front and the through-bolt in back. They are the same connection points that are used for the crash bars. Very strong with good rubber grommets to minimize vibes.

Oil changes: I use a filter that has a nut on the end (K&N) so I think you could probably change the filter with the skid plate on the bike. But, I don't think I will. I'd just undo 6 of the 8 skid plate attachment bolts and let it swivel down on the other 2, providing access to the filter.

Pricey? Yeah. Quality and fit. Top notch."

Manufacturer # MSS.08.712.10000/B

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Customer Reviews
Review by Guest
Fits well with my SW Motech crash bars. Has taken a few hits from rocks on dirt roads and protected the engine in exchange for a few dings. Changes the sound of the engine a little: I can hear my engine with stock exhaust a little better vs wind noise. It adds a little to the work of changing the oil but that is only once a year. (Note: for rating, I rarely give the best rating on items unless they exceed my expectations, so 4 stars is not a reason not to buy one of these) (Posted on 10/14/2018)
Review by LoveToRide
Looks nice, fits like it was made for the bike, good quality. What else is there? (Posted on 4/22/2016)
Review by Matt
Installed both the skid plate and crash bars. Only had them about a month and have laid it down in the dirt twice. They work great and do exactly what they are supposed to do. Instructions aren't too good but can be figured out pretty easily. very happy. (Posted on 10/19/2015)
Review by jcn1
Great fit and looks great too. Instructions were vague and took a while to figure out but end result was good. (Posted on 3/30/2015)
Review by dmversys
This skid plate is very well made. Cosmetically it looks great on the bike once installed. It looks as though the bike should have this on it and does a great job protecting the exhaust system. (Posted on 8/14/2014)
Review by matthew blain
These are great if your on the roads I am, quality parks, and pretty easy to install. Although If you have an after market exhaust, you may have to adjust it, like I had to in order to get the left side in place,
Over all worth the money, and they look cool ! (Posted on 6/21/2013)
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