Outback Motortek has quickly moved up the ranks to the top podium spot in the KTM & Husqvarna Protection World. From robust crash bars to skid plates that intimidate boulders, Outback Motortek's philosophy stems from quality over quantity. Each piece is painstakingly designed and manufactured by hand and held to stricter quality control than any of it's competitors.
Having cut its teeth at the Baja Rally as well as other grueling enduro/rally races, Outback Motortek's Husqvarna 701 Skid Plate is equipped to take on the worst you can throw at it. The skid plate is designed and fabricated out of one piece of aluminum plate so as to minimize unnecessary welds that can distort and cause problems with fitment. They designed their plate to be as smooth as possible with no sharp corners or edges that can catch on obstacles. Its wrap-around design protects vital engine components such as the water pump and engine covers. A ventilation system was designed into the plate in order to keep the engine as cool as possible including those times when mud and debris are caught between the engine and skid plate. If your looking for the best money can buy look no further!
Outta-the-box the Outback skid plate looks very well made. I really appreciated the formed and welded one-piece design. My previous skid plate had additional sliders, bolts, and washers that became problematic after just a few rides. The sides of the Outback skip plate wrapped just high enough to provide additional protection while still maintaining a slim profile. I liked the black finish but must admit I was a little worried about how it would look after a few months of bashing rocks. Well, it’s now been about 6 months and it still looks good. Mounting was a breeze, and removing the skid plate to change the oil was quick and easy. Testing the skid plate was the fun part, taking it out and pounding the nasty rocky sections. I am happy to report it took a beating and still looks good. The black finish held up very well while the aluminum plate held its shape with only minor scrapes. The addition of a skid plate to your 701 is a must, the Outback Motortek skid plate is as good as they get!