Black Dog Cycle Works Released Rugged Skid Plate for BMW F800GSA new addition to the Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) comprehensive line of rugged skid plates and motorcycle protection products was announced, with the release of their new BMW F800GS Rugged Skid Plate.
This innovative design utilizes two steel supports on the front and back to brace the skid plate from hard impacts that would typically rip off the OEM stock “skid plate” (a.k.a. splash guard), or other aftermarket skid plates that only utilize four rubber shear bolts for mounting to the bike.The rear steel support attaches to the frame of the bike, giving it greater strength and durability. Another innovative feature of this BDCW F800GS rugged skid plate is that it can be removed or installed on the bike with only two bolts. A “key hole” design in the rear of the plate secures the skid plate to the underlying framework, simplifying maintenance.Making this product even more versatile is that their design is the only known skid plate compatible with the high performance full Remus exhaust system. As with their other skid plate designs, the F800GS rugged skid plate offers more protection than any others on the market, providing full coverage of the oil cooler, oil filter, engine case, exhaust headers and catalytic converter.The F800GS rugged skid plate is made from 3/16″ aluminum, coated with a tough silver vein powder coat plus a clear powder coat for additional durability. This color serves as a great compliment for any BMW paint scheme.The F800GS Rugged Skid Plate (MSRP: $349) is available through Black Dog Cycle Works, at blackdogcw.com or by calling 208-263-0438.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.