June 17 2010.

R&G Racing has released its first wave of crash protection products and a Tail Tidy for Yamaha's new FZ-8.

With an exposed frame and engine on the recently launched 'real world sports bike', the world's number one manufacturer of motorcycle crash protection acted quickly to produce a comprehensive range.

Helping to guard the 779cc four-cylinder engine is the choice of Engine Case Covers or Engine Case Sliders. Both products are constructed from a specially developed, hard-wearing plastic that easily attach over the existing covers as a second shield.

The award-winning Aero Crash Protectors bolt directly on to the main engine mounting points to guard the huge aluminium frame spars. Crafted from high-density Polyethylene (HDPE), the tear-drop bobbins are designed to wear and not shatter in the event of a crash. R&G also utilise a particular grade of steel for the bolts that helps absorb an impact by bending, rather than snap or twist its mounting point.

Elsewhere around the aggressively-styled machine, R&G offers Swingarm Protectors, Bar End Sliders to help protect the fuel tank and a Radiator Guard to deflect wayward stones. R&G Cotton Reels allow easy use of pronged paddock stands with the added benefit of doubling as protectors.

Everyone wants a smaller rear, so R&G offers a replacement Tail Tidy for the FZ-8. Constructed from powder coated aluminium with an integral LED number plate light and retaining the original indicators (mini indicators also available), the lightweight unit substitutes the chunky standard hanger and allows the seat unit to appear pert as Yamaha's designers intended.

Following these first eight products will soon be the addition of an Exhaust Hanger, Frame Plugs, Radiator Scuff Guards, Rear Footrest Blanking Plates and Rear Hugger.

All of R&G's crash protectors for the FZ-8 are relatively simple to fit and do not require any specialist tools, leaving little excuse for owners not taking precaution.

R&G Racing Yamaha FZ-8 Range

- Aero Crash protectors £61.99

- Bar End Sliders £24.99

- Cotton Reels £24.99

- Engine Case Cover left £59.99 (two right hand side options to follow)

- Engine Case Sliders £34.99 (left and right sides sold individually)

- Radiator Guard £59.99

- Swingarm Protectors £29.99

- Tail Tidy £51.99

For more information on R&G Racing products visit www.rg-racing.com