September 6 2011.

R&G Racing has reacted to the rising cost of official motorcycle parts from manufacturers by creating money saving packages on its Engine Case Covers.

A recent investigation* showed that Yamaha in particular had increased its prices by 10% on everything from indicators and levers to fairings and mudguards - the sort of parts that can damaged by a simple drop.

For over 12 years, the ethos of R&G has always been to protect a bike and to save riders money in the event of a spill with products like its Aero Crash Protectors, Bar End Sliders and Fork Protectors. More recently, the British company has expanded to protecting motorcycles from all types of damage, with bolt-ons like its Radiator Guards, Huggers and Shocktube.

As a reaction to the parts price rise, the crash protection leader has created a kit package on its Engine Case Covers (ECC) - offering an overall saving of more than 10% when compared to buying the items individually. The ECCs are designed to protect the engine cases and the inner workings of the motor in the event of a drop by acting as a sturdy 'second skin'.

By simply bolting over the original items, fitting the durable Engine Case Covers doesn't require draining any engine fluids or replacing gaskets. Extensively developed in the ACU R&G Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 Trophy, as well as being tested and approved by the California Superbike School in the UK and USA, the covers can allow a bike to be ridden after a crash or prevent terminal engine damage from oil leaks or casing punctures. R&G is also currently seeking FIM approval for racing, as it appears that its criteria is easily exceeded.

Protection benefits aside, financial savings for riders are evident by looking at official parts prices; to replace only the clutch cover on a Suzuki GSX-R1000K7 would cost £206 including a new gasket, but all three R&G Engine Case Covers for this bike cost only £143. A genuine 2008 Honda CBR600RR R/H engine cover costs £180, but a complete R&G protective kit is only £129.

R&G International Sales Director, Simon Hughes, said: 'The rising cost of spares is inevitable and, at R&G, we're continually developing new and existing products in order to protect our customers' motorcycles and therefore save them money. The Engine Case Covers offer riders many advantages; not only are they extremely durable and simple to fit, they also blend in with the bike and can make the difference between a machine being able to be ridden home after a spill or even prevent it from being written-off.'

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