Skidmarx have developed a rear hugger for the new Tiger Explorer XC from Triumph. Fitted with sump guard, engine bars and hand guards as standard, the only thing missing is a hugger, to shield the bike’s KYB monoshock from grime thrown up by the rear tyre. It may not be an accessory you’ll consider if you’re heading for the mud of the DRC, but much of the world, it makes a lot of sense.
Developed and manufactured in Britain, the Skidmarx hugger is tailor-made for the 17” aluminium rimmed, steel spoked wheel rear wheel fitted to the XC model, as the standard hugger for the original Explorer will not fit this machine. Constructed from lightweight GRP glass fibre in a high quality gloss black finish, the hugger weighs approximately 750 grams, adding minimal weight to the 1215cc triple. A carbon fibre version is also available if you can’t resist pies.
Both styles come complete with a bike-specific fitting kit and mount on existing points on the swing arm, so no modification or drilling is required. The GRP hugger costs £84.95.
visit www.skidmarx.co.uk for details.