British bodywork specialists Skidmarx have introduced a rear hugger to shield the rear of Kawasaki's supernaked Z300. Made in the UK from GRP glass fibre in a high quality gloss black finish, it fits neatly to existing mounting points on the swing arm, protecting the rear shock absorber and suspension linkage from grit and grime thrown up by the back tyre. Supplied with a tailor-made fitting kit, the Z300 is simple to install. GRP huggers are also produced in a choice of white, red, blue, lime green, racing green and yellow gelcoat finishes on request. For riders who want to keep weight to an absolute minimum, a carbon fibre version is also available. Weighing approximately 33% less than the GRP version.
Skidmarx has expanded it's range of race screens to cover some of the most popular bikes on track, including the BMW S1000RR (2015-on), Kawasaki ZX-10R (2016-on) and all-new GSX-R1000. Skidmarx has a long racing pedigree and currently supplies the BSB Championship leading JG Speedfit team, as well as top road racers, such as James Hillier. Racing screens are manufactured in the UK from 2 mm cast acrylic, which is 33% thinner than screens for road use. This is partly to save weight but also because it offers better optical clarity, which is important for riders who spend most of a race tucked in behind the screen. Race screens can be supplied pre-drilled with 6 mm diameter holes, so they can be fitted to standard fairings using race fixings, or un-drilled, so that owners can customise them to fit race fairings. Available in standard (super stock), double bubble and TT Tall sizes, Skidmarx can even offer a made-to-measure service for riders with specific requirements. Classic racers are also catered for – Skidmarx manufacturer blown screens, which were common in the 1970s and 1980s, using 3mm cast acrylic.
Skidmarx have introduced a taller/wider screen for Kawasaki's litre class sport tourer, the Z1000SX (MY17). Measuring 5 inches (127 mm) taller and 3 inches (762 mm) wider than the factory-fitted screen, the Skidmarx tall screen is designed to provide increased protection from wind-blast and rain, enhancing the bike's capability to cover long distances in comfort. Manufactured in the UK from 3 mm cast acrylic, it comes pre-drilled and ready to bolt directly onto the original mountings, so it is simple to fit and compatible with the manual adjustment system. Available in a choice of clear, light and dark tints.
New from Skidmarx, double bubble screens for Aprilia's 200 hp RSV4 RF and RR superbikes in both road and race trim. Based on race-proven Skidmarx screens, the double bubble creates an air pocket behind the screen, giving the rider greater protection from wind blast at high speeds. The road bike version is 70 mm deeper than the original screen fitted to the RSV4. Manufactured in the UK from tough 3 mm cast acrylic, it comes pre-drilled and ready to bolt directly onto the fairing. Available in a choice of clear, light and dark grey tints. For racing and track day use, Skidmarx also offer race screens. Made from 2 mm cast acrylic, these are 33% thinner than the road versions, saving weight and giving improved optical clarity. Available in clear only. Replacement standard screens are also produced in a choice of clear and tints.
New from British bodywork specialists Skidmarx, replacement road and track screen options for the Ducati 959 Panigale. Manufactured by Skidmarx in the UK from 3 mm cast acrylic, the standard screen is a direct replacement for the original item and can be fitted using the original screws and mounting points. Three options are produced - clear, light grey tint or dark grey/black tint. The Sport Touring version is 50 mm deeper and 70 mm longer than the standard screen and is designed to provide the rider with more protection from wind and rain. Also available in clear, light grey tint or dark grey/black tint, tboth standard and sport touring screens will also fit the Ducati 1299 Panigale. For track use, Skidmarx produce race versions from 2 mm cast acryclic, which is lighter than the road bike screens and offers improved optical clarity.
New from British bodywork specialists Skidmarx, the tall screen for the Honda NC750X enhances the adventure sport style bike's commuting and touring potential.
Longer than the standard screen by 75mm (3 inches) the tall screen re-directs air flow higher over the bike and is a popular modification with taller riders and those requiring more protection from wind and rain.
Manufactured by Skidmarx in the UK from 3mm cast acrylic, the screen is a direct replacement for the original item and can be fitted using the original screws and mounting points.
Owners of the NC750X have a choice of three options - clear, light grey tint or dark grey/black tint. click here for details
British bodywork specialists Skidmarx have developed a range of fly screen kits for Yamaha's streetfighter styled MT-125. Giving the rider much-needed protection from wind and rain, the kits come complete with a tailor mad fitting kit and instructions.
Installation is designed to be straightforward and does not require specialist tools or skills.
There are three screens to choose from, all made by Skidmarx in the UK from 3 mm cast acrylic;
1. Sports Screen, measuring 270 mm x 350 mm (H x W), available in clear, light or dark tints and black.
2. Based on Skidmarx' race-proven screens, the Double Bubble gives the naked 125 a sportier appearance; also available in clear, light or dark tints and black.
3. The largest of the screen options, the Touring / Flip-up is 375 mm in length x 380 mm wide and is designed for riders covering longer distances or riding throughout the seasons, when protection from the elements is required. In a choice of in clear, light or dark tints and black.
Skidmarx have introduced a range of screens to fit the current model BMW S1000RR (2015-2017). Based on race-proven Skidmarx screens, the double bubble creates an air pocket behind the screen, giving the rider greater protection from wind blast at high speeds.
Manufactured in the UK from tough 3mm cast acrylic, it comes pre-drilled and ready to bolt onto the fairing. Available in a choice of clear, light and dark grey tints. For riders who need even greater protection from the elements, the tall TT style screen is derived from designs supplied to racers on the Isle of Man, providing plenty of space to 'tuck in' without needing to adopt a 'racing crouch'.
Produced in clear acrylic and tinted options. Replacement standard screens are made in clear and tints and Skidmarx make race screens too. These are 33% thinner than the road versions, to save weight and improve optical clarity.
Skidmarx, one of the UK's biggest and longest-established suppliers of motorcycle screens and bodywork, is under new management.
Alan Roberts, who founded the business in 1990, has handed over the reins after 26 years in the driving seat, opening a new chapter in the company's history.
The new directors, Ian 'Merv' Merrill [pictured left] and Matthew 'Fooie' Dench [right], share more than 20 years experience at Skidmarx, giving them both a detailed knowledge of the manufacturing processes and customer base.
After 26 years I reckon I've earned a break” smiles Alan. “I'm delighted to be handing over the business to Ian & Matthew, who have the expertise and energy to take Skidmarx forward in a rapidly changing market”.
We're very excited to have an opportunity to take Skidmarx to the next level” says Mat. “Product development is our top priority and we aim to have screens or huggers available for all the key new models in 2017. We're also upping our game on social media, as part of our strategy to make Skidmarx more approachable. Whether you're a trade customer or a member of the public, talking direct to the manufacturer helps you to decide which product is right for you and to answer any questions about fitting that often crop up.”
Skidmarx have introduced a rear hugger to complement their new touring screens for the latest Triumph Tiger Explorer XR and XC models.
Made in the UK from GRP glass fibre in a high quality gloss black finish, it fits neatly round the 1215cc adventure sport bike's single-sided swing arm and shaft drive, shielding the rear shock absorber and suspension linkage from grit and grime thrown up by the back tyre.
Supplied with a tailor-made fitting kit, the hugger retails for £94.95 including VAT.
For riders who want to keep weight to an absolute minimum, a carbon fibre version is also available. Weighing approximately 1/3rd less than the GRP version it sells for £144.95 including VAT.
British bodywork specialists, Skidmarx, are now offering a choice of three screen upgrades for Honda's popular CBR650F sports-tourer.
The standard screen is a direct replacement for the original item and is designed to be rigid at speed. Manufactured in the UK from 3 mm cast acrylic, it fits onto the CBR's four existing mounting points – no drilling or cutting of bodywork, and no fiddly additional brackets or fixings needed – and comes in either a clear finish or a choice of tints. For riders requiring more protection from wind and rain, the Tall version has an overall height of 45cm - 11cm taller than standard screen. It's also made from acrylic, comes in a choice of clear, light or dark tints. Like the standard version, it also uses the existing mounting points, and is designed to give plenty of clearance for mirror adjustment. The Double Bubble screen enhances the CBR650's aerodynamics and increases the air pocket behind the screen, giving the rider greater protection from buffeting at high speed – Skidmarx develop theirs with help from short circuit and road racers. It's also available in clear and a choice of light or dark tints. The screens fit all 2014-on Honda CBR650F models.
Skidmarx have developed two touring screens for the new Triumph Tiger Explorer XR and XC models.
Both are 64 cm tall, providing significantly more protection from wind and rain than the factory-fitted screen. Made in Skidmarx' UK factory from 4 mm cast acrylic, they are supplied pre-drilled and ready to replace the Triumph screen, using the original fittings. Owners can choose between standard width and version that is 3 cm wider on each side, for additional protection from the elements. Available in a choice of clear, light or dark grey tints, both the tall and the tall & wide Tiger screens can be found here. Skidmarx also produce a standard size screen in a choice of light & dark tints. A hugger for the XR models is currently in development and details will be released soon.