Do you own a Kawasaki Z300 and enjoy having your undercarriage covered in mud and lube? If so, carry on about your day. But if you prefer to have your rear end nice and clean, then you might like the new Skidmarx hugger for the Kawasaki Z300. It’ll help to cut down on your cleaning, and protect your rear shock absorber and suspension linkage from corrosion or damage.
I’m not sure why huggers don’t come as standard on most bikes. It’s probably because designers like a nice simple rear end on a motorcycle before having to jam a massive numberplate hangar on it. But it’s good news for British firm Skidmarx who have been producing UK-made aftermarket huggers for donkey’s years.
The new Skidmarx hugger for the Kawasaki Z300 is made from GRP glass fibre in a high quality gloss black finish. And it fits directly to the existing mounting points on the swingarm. So you don’t need to do any drilling or messing around to attach it. With the tailor-made fitting kit, the hugger will cost you £94.95.
If you don’t fancy black, then you can request other colours. So ask nicely and you can get one in white, red, blue, lime green, racing green or yellow.
And if you want to avoid adding more weight than is absolutely necessary, and look a bit more trick, there’s a carbon fibre version. The logical reason for buying it is that it saves 33% of the weight of the GRP hugger. The less logical reason is that carbon fibre is always cooler. The price for saving the weight of a good meal is £144.95.
So there you go. The new Skidmarx hugger for the Kawasaki Z300 will save you a bit of cleaning, help to protect your suspension, and the carbon version will make your bike look a little more special.