Latest News from Skidmarx

JULY 2022 - Tall touring screen for Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

Suzuki's GSX-S1000GT has reignited interest in the sport-tourer sector and Skidmarx have been quick out of the blocks with a taller flip-up screen for enhanced wind shielding. Manufactured by Skidmarx in their Dorset factory, the screen is 47 cm tall, with a distinctive 'flip' at the top to deflect wind blast over the rider. 

Made from 3mm cast acrylic, the screen is a direct replacement for the original and is simple to install, with no need for specific tools or expertise. It's available in clear and a choice of four tints, plus eight colours options too.

Tall touring screen for Suzuki GSX-S1000GT


JUNE 2022 - Touring screen for Honda Integra

British bodywork manufacturer Skidmarx have developed a touring screen for the Honda NC750D Integra scooter. The Integra has proved popular with riders who want the range and handling of a touring motorcycle, combined with the comfort and practicality of a maxi scooter. Skidmarx introduced the new taller screen in response to requests from owners for something that offers more protection from the elements than the standard version.

Designed and manufactured by Skidmarx in their UK factory, the screen measures 64 cm tall, with a distinctive 'flip' at the top to deflect wind blast over the rider. Made from 5mm cast acrylic, the screen comes with a simple fitting kit that is easy to install, with no need for specific tools or expertise.

Available in clear and light grey tint to fit the Honda NC750D (2016-'20)

Touring Screen Honda NC750D Integra


MAY 2022 - Skidmarx screen the Honda NC750X

New from Skidmarx, a tall and wide screen for the latest Honda NC750X that provides extra protection from wind and weather, adding to the bike's already impressive practicality and all-round ability. Designed and manufactured by Skidmarx in their UK factory, the screen measures 48 cm tall by 29cm wide, with a distinctive 'flip' at the top to deflect wind blast over the rider.

For owwners who don't require any extra height, Skidmarx also produce a Sports Wide version, which is the same height as standard, but 29 cm wide, for additional weather protection. Made from 3mm cast acrylic, the screens fit directly onto existing mounting points, using the original fasteners, so no specialist tools or expertise are required.

Skidmarx also offer a rear hugger for the NC750X. Made from GRP fibreglass in their UK factory it is available in black, as well as a range of other colours.

NC750X Tall and Wide NC750X Sports Wide NC750X Hugger

MARCH 2022 - Taller Himalayan screens

Tall and Super Tall screens from Skidmarx provide extra protection from wind and weather for the current generation Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure sport bikes. Designed and manufactured by Skidmarx in their UK factory, the screens are available in three sizes - Standard, Tall (+ 80mm) and Super Tall (+ 130mm). Made from 4mm acrylic, the screens fit directly onto existing mounting points, using the original fasteners, so no specialist tools or expertise are required. Available in clear, light grey and dark grey tints to fit all the Royal Enfield Himalayan E5 models.

Himalayan Standard Screen Himalayan Tall Screen Himalayan Super Tall Screen


FEBRUARY 2022 - race kit for Honda NC30

Skidmarx now offer a race fairing, screen and seat unit for the Honda VFR400R NC30. Manufactured between 1989-1992, the NC30 was the third generation of the VFR400R, featuring the 'big bang' engine, and is a popular track bike thanks to its fine handling and wide powerband. Made in the UK from GRP fibreglass and tailored to fit the NC30 neatly, the front fairing is in two parts - top and sides, with separate belly pan section. Each piece comes ready for assembly, with pre-drilled holes and Dzus Fasteners.  

The seat unit is made to fit to the original mounting points on the sub frame and has reinforcements where needed to give the strength and support for the rider. The original seat pad can be retained and used if required.  

Matching race screens - in Standard, Double Bubble and Two-Piece TT Tall versions - are available to fit straight onto the fairing. They’re made in 2mm cast acrylic - which is 33% thinner than those for road use - offering a weight saving and giving better optical clarity, when tucked-in behind the screen.


NC30 Race Fairing NC30 Race Seat NC30 Race Screens

December 2021 - Taller screen for Tracer 9

Designed to fit the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT, this new screen from Skidmarx is 10cm taller than the original, providing significantly more protection from the elements.

Manufactured in the UK 4mm acrylic for maximum rigidity, the Tracer 9 screen fits directly onto existing mounting points, using the original fasteners, so it's just a matter of removing the factory-fitted screen and replacing it with the new one.

Available in clear or light grey and dark grey tints, the screen is 63cm tall and fits the Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT (2021).

Tracer 9 Taller Screen Tracer 9 Super Tall Screen


October 2021 - Tall Bubble for RS 660

New from Skidmarx, the RS 660 tall bubble screen provides extra protection from wind and rain - ideal for taller riders and those looking to exploit the sporty Aprilia's touring potential.

By making the screen is 45 mm taller at the back edge, rising up from the front of the fairing, Skidmarx have created a more aerodynamic flow for riders, so they no longer need to crouch down against the tank to enjoy protection from the elements.

Manufactured in the UK from 3mm cast acrylic, the screen is designed to fit directly onto existing mounting points, using original fasteners. Simply remove the factory-fitted screen and replace it with the new one.

Available in clear and light or dark tints, the Aprilia RS 660 screen can also be made to order in a range of vibrant colours.
RS 600 TALL SCREEN


July 2021 - BIG SCREEN PERFORMANCE FOR THE CROSSTOURER

Skidmarx has developed a tall and wide screen for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer. Providing substantially more protection from wind and rain than the factory fitted item, the new Crosstourer screen is approximately 33% bigger than standard, measuring 62 cm tall by 38 cm wide. Made from 4 mm cast acrylic, the Skidmarx screen is strong enough to retain its form, even at speed.

Skidmarx design their road bike screens to fit directly onto existing mounting points, using original fasteners, so it's simply a matter of removing the original screen and replacing it with the taller version. The new Honda Crosstourer Tall & Wide screens fit all models from 2016-2021 and is available in clear and light or dark tints.

Skidmarx also produce a rear hugger to fit the Crosstourer, suitable for all models from 2012 to 2021 in a choice of GRP, lighter carbon fibre and strong forged carbon fibre. 
Tall and Wide screen VFR1200 Huggers


June 2021 - Race bodywork for Aprilia RSV4 RF

Full race bodywork is now available for the Aprilia RSV4 RF, direct from British specialist manufacturer Skidmarx. The new kit consists of a Fairing, Tank Cover and Seat Unit - Race Screens are available separately - and is designed for the 2015-on RSV4 RF. It also fits 2009-2014 model RSV4, giving it the ‘new shape’ bodywork.  Made in the UK and tailored to fit the Aprilia V4 perfectly, the front fairing is in two parts - top and sides, with separate belly pan section. Each piece comes ready for assembly, with pre-drilled holes and Dzus Fasteners.  Two versions are available - standard GRP fibreglass and woven fibreglass with Kevlar reinforced mounts, which is a lighter stronger option.

Made in the UK from GRP fibreglass, the tank cover fits neatly over the fuel tank without modification and gives riders extra grip with their knees, enhancing control and reducing stress under heavy braking. It also provides a layer of protection against bumps, scrapes and scuffs experienced during track time (and regular road use too).  The seat unit is made to fit to the original mounting points on the sub frame and has reinforcements where needed to give the strength and support for the rider. The original seat pad can be retained and used if required.  

Matching race screens - in Standard, Race, Double Bubble, and Two-Piece TT Tall versions - are available to fit straight onto the fairing. They’re made in 2mm cast acrylic - which is 33% thinner than those for road use - offering a weight saving and giving better optical clarity, when tucked-in behind the screen.

FAIRING TANK COVER SEAT UNIT RACE SCREENS


May 2021 - Skidmarx tank top for ZX-10R


Tried and tested by James Hillier on road and track, Skidmarx extended tank covers are now available for the Kawasaki ZX-10R, suitable for models from 2016 to the present day. Made in the UK from GRP fibreglass, the cover fits neatly over the fuel tank, without modification, and gives riders extra grip with their knees, enhancing control and reducing stress under heavy braking. It also provides a layer of protection against bumps, scrapes and scuffs experienced during track time (and regular road use too).Two versions are available - standard GRP fibreglass and woven fibreglass with Kevlar reinforced mounts, which is a lighter stronger option. ZX-10R tank covers come in white as standard, ready to paint if required, Skidmarx also offer a colour-match paint servicefor an additional charge.

ZX-10R extended tank cover


April 2021 - Taller screens and hugger for Tracer 700

Skidmarx have developed taller screens and a hugger for Yamaha's popular Tracer 700 (2020-on). 

Made in the UK from 4mm cast acrylic, so they won't flex in the wind, there are three screens to choose from; standard, which is a direct replacement for the factory-fitted item, Taller/Wider, (which is 110 mm higher and 45 mm wider than standard) and Super Tall & Wide, which is 150 mm higher and 115 mm wider.

Like all Skidmarx screens, they are designed to fit directly onto the original mountings, for a straightforward job, and are available in clear, light and dark tints.

Standard Screen Taller/Wider Screen Super Tall and Wide Screen

Designed and manufactured in the UK, Skidmarx huggers include an integral chain guard, and shield the rear monoshock and undercarriage from dirt and grime thrown up from the road. There are three options - GRP glass fibre, in a high quality gloss black finish, lightweight carbon fibre and super strong forged carbon fibre.

Huggers come with a tailored fitting kit and clear instructions, for DIY fit at home.


March 2021 - New race bodywork for Ducati 998

Skidmarx now offer a race fairing and seat unit for the Ducati 998. Tailored to fit perfectly, both the fairing panels and seat unit are made in the UK using high grade fibreglass, with carbon/Kevlar cloth-reinforced mounting points for durability. The seat unit  fits over the factory-fitted seat, which provides the necessary support for the rider.The fairing is supplied in four separate sections: top, two side panels and the belly pan - which  incorporates a filled-in oil catch tray, as required in many race regulations. Each section comes with pre-drilled holes and Dzus Fasteners, ready for assembly. Both fairing and Seat are also designed to be straightforward to fit; simply offer each section up to the bike, drill over the existing mount points and secure using the original fixings. Matching Skidmarx race screens - in Standard, Corse, Double Bubble, and Two-Piece TT Tall versions - are produced for the 998.  Screens are made from 2mm cast acrylic - which is 33% thinner than those for road use - offering a weight saving and giving better optical clarity, when tucked-in behind the screen. 
Ducati 998 Fairing Ducati 998 seat unit Ducati 998 Race Screens


February 2021 - Skidmarx extended tank covers

Based on a design used in MotoGP, Skidmarx extended tank covers give riders extra grip with their knees, enhancing control and reducing stress under heavy braking. Made in the UK from fibgreglass, the latest addition to the range fits the Suzuki GSX-R1000R (2017- on) and was developed with input from road-racer Forest Dunn, who competes at the Isle of Man TT races as well as in the National British Superstock 1000 Championship.. Designed to fit neatly over the fuel tank, without modification, the Skidmarx covers also provide a layer of protection against scrapes and scuffs caused during track time and are proving equally popular with riders of road bikes too.Two versions are available; one to fit with the standard seat unit and another designed to sit neatly with the skidmarx race seat. 
GSX-R1000R Extended Tank Cover

November 5th 2020 - we're open!

The Government is encouraging factories to keep working during Lockdown (5 Nov-2 Dec) and we're doing our bit to keep the economy moving (in a socially-distanced way). You can order screens, huggers and fairings online for delivery and you can contact us by 'phone or email (but please don't visit the factory - we aren't open to the public).


October 2020 - New forged carbon composite bodywork

British  manufacturer Skidmarx is pioneering the use of forged carbon composite for motorcycle bodywork in the UK. 
Until now, most carbon fibre body panels have been made by laying up sheets of woven carbon in a mould and infusing them with resin.  Originally developed by Lamborghini and Callaway Golf Company, forged carbon composite parts are produced using a 'paste' of chopped fibres that are mixed with resin and then pressed into various forms. This gives it the distinctive 'marbled' appearance, unlike the uniform check pattern of regular carbon fibre.

Although not significantly lighter than traditional bodywork, forged carbon is up to five times stronger and has greater impact resistance, because the fibres are multi-directional. Skidmarx is the first company to provide forged carbon as an option for parts in the UK, all of which are made to order in their Weymouth factory, using bike-specific moulds.

Track bodywork kits, including fairing, tank cover and seat unit, are being developed and should be available ready for the 2021 season.

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