Ultimate UHMW Skid Plate - 690/701

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The ULTIMATE in new-aged plastic skid plates for your KTM 690 or Husqvarna 701. This plate is made from 3/8" thick (9.5mm) UHMW that is Thermo-Formed for a contoured shape which improves fitment and maintains ground clearance. This is not cold-broke and welded like HDPE plates. UHMW has 10X the wear resistance of mild steel and is self-lubricating for an extremely low coefficient of friction unlike the competition.


  • 2008-ON KTM 690 Enduro & SMC
  • 2016-ON Husqvarna 701 Enduro & SMC
  • SMC models REQUIRE extra hardware kit (rubber bushings for footpeg casting). Select appropriate options on the right


  • 3/8" thick (9.5mm)
  • UHMW Material
  • 5 Point Connection System
  • Built in Rear Brake Master Cylinder AND Linkage Protection
  • Maintains Factory Ground Clearance
  • Stickers are included in package uninstalled

Vanasche Motorsports has teamed up with Molecule Motosports, an expert in Thermo-Forming UHMW skid plates, to produce a proper plate to best all others.

We wanted to produce a plate that was extremely tough, durable, highly wear & impact resistant, and still offered the sound abatement qualities of plastic plates. Coming from an industrial background we knew that the only real option that would outperform all other plastics in an application such as this was UHMWPE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene).

Vanasche Motorsports handled the precision machined components while Molecule cut and formed the UHMW plate. A partnership that will serve our customer base the best performance skid plates available.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 38 reviews

    Excellent fit and appearence. Now for the endurance testing!

    More then expected

    This is an out of the box and install review. Long term review to come.
    Honestly the cost of maintaining this bike is more than I thought it was going to be when I began to realize how hard it was to get parts and how much they cost protecting what was there and working well was really important to me. I researched for hours. Days. I ended up here. And am so happy I did. Absolute perfect fit! Exceptional craft. and as small as or might seem I'm so glad the stickers included were black and didn't clash with the colors of the bike.

    Skid plate HVA 701 Enduro

    Good design, enveloping, easy to install. Very good if durability ok.

    UHMW Skid plate

    Quality product easy to fit.

    Invest in piece of mind

    A $200 piece of plastic seems at first glance like a foolish idea, and the idea that said plastic can protect the engine of your $10k+ motorcycle seems even more so. Looks can be deceiving. Is that plastic worth it? ABSOLUTELY!!! This skid plate is 3x as thick as the stock plate on the Husky 701 Enduro, plus it has an extra piece on the bottom that even doubles that. It also protects your rear suspension - something that the stock plate should, but doesn't. It thereby allows the bike to more easily slide over protruding rocks or downed trees. Mounting is a snap with the provided hardware. Literally 25 minutes: 5 minutes to prep the new plate and 20 minutes to remove old and install new. Great fit - they even thought of the notch to allow the rachet extension to access the mounting bolt. Ultimate? For sure!

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