May 18 2010.

R&G Racing, the world's number one manufacturer of motorcycle crash protection, is expanding its award-winning product range with Huggers.

Beginning with the Honda VFR1200, the R&G Hugger represents a new direction of protection products from the British brand that will help guard bikes from road debris and rear tyre spray in a bid to reduce corrosion and rear shock damage.

As well as putting a barrier between the rear tyre and suspension, the design of the hugger features an integral heel guard to stop boots rubbing away the swingarm's finish.

The Hampshire-based company has invested heavily in development, design and tooling for the new hugger. Made from ABS plastic - the same material used on R&G moulded tail tidies - the Hugger is durable and simple to fit; including any bolts needed.

In announcing the new product, R&G Racing's Sales Director, Simon Hughes, said: "The R&G Racing Hugger is a natural progression in our goal to offer riders complete protection for their bikes. We are regularly asked for huggers, so we thought 'why not?' "

Priced at £99.99 inc. VAT, the R&G Hugger for the VFR1200 complements the Aero Crash Protectors, Fork Protectors, Bar End Sliders, Radiator Guard and Frame Plugs also available for the touring machine.

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