Categories: Motorcycle News
March 21, 2022
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Black Dog Cycle Works Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

Save some cash if you place an order before March 27!

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Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) proudly celebrates 15 years of product excellence for the ADV motorcycle riding community. Founded in 2007 with the introduction of the ULTIMATE skid plate for the KTM 950 Adventure, Black Dog quickly expanded its product line to serve its rapidly expanding customer base. Within just a year it grew to offer over 400 products from 50 brands, making BDCW the armor experts of the KTM riding community.

In 2009, Black Dog recognized a need for their expertise for the BMW market and further expanded to include their ULTIMATE skid plates, rear racks and other protection parts for BMW’s growing adventure bike market. As owners, Kurt and Martha Forget ride both BMW and KTM brands, it was a natural fit.

By 2012 BDCW introduced their unique Platform and Traction footpegs. The larger platform, lowered height, and improved traction of these footpegs soon became favorites. And just for fun, they included an integrated bottle opener on the bottom of each footpeg.

The Black Dog team is continually delighted and humbled by the amazing rider feedback they receive on the design and durability of their ULTIMATE skid plate line. “Our skid plates are engineered to take a beating and protect motorcycles while ensuring the rider makes it home after navigating the most difficult terrain imaginable,” said owner Kurt Forget.

When asked about the secret to their success, Martha said, “When we started Black Dog, we discussed what was going to set us apart from other manufacturers. First, we wanted to make the best products possible and manufacture them here in the U.S. It was a decision specifically designed to support our local and national economies and demonstrate that “Made in the U.S.A.” means THE BEST QUALITY. Second, that we would stand behind our products to ensure that our customers are happy. Third, that we would strive to provide first-in-class service. We are proud of having meet or beat all three standards, which we feel is why we’re here are celebrating 15 years!”

Regarding the future and BDCW’s role, Kurt adds, “We’re genuinely excited about what’s on the horizon for the adventure motorcycle market as it continues to be the fastest-growing industry segment. This year we’ll be announcing skid plates, footpegs, rear racks and more for three new adventure bikes, namely the much-anticipated 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure, Husqvarna Norden 901 as well as the Harley-Davidson Pan America. We currently have some parts available for these models with the rest in production.

For product information and expert advise, please see their website at

In celebration of Black Dogs 15 year anniversary, they have decided to reward their loyal customers with a 15% discount* valid for one week only, from March 21st – 27th. In addition, special edition 15-year-anniversary T-shirts will be available as an add-on to orders for only $5 and commemorative keychains will be including in every order for the remainder of March. Use Coupon Code BDCW15yr to claim the discount.

* Some restrictions apply. Valid for Black Dog products only. Offer valid only during the timeframe referenced and the coupon code must be entered during checkout. Cannot be combined with other offers.