|NEW PRODUCTS FROM R&G
November 18 2013.
R&G “ELEVATION” PADDOCK STAND BOBBIN
The R&G ‘Elevation’ Paddock Stand Bobbin is available in fitments for all bikes with a threaded provision on the swingarm to allow the use of prong-type paddock stands, such as the R&G Elevation range.
The enlarged collar on the inside of the bobbin helps prevent the swingarm getting marked when lining up the prong of a stand.
Lovingly machined in Italy from aircraft-grade aluminium, the body of the bobbin is beautifully finished and is mounted easily to a bike with its appropriate Allen bolt. The Elevation bobbin is more than strong enough to handle the weight of its intended bike while remaining incredibly light.
Three finishes are available: black, silver and titanium and cost £24.99 per pair. This new product offers an alternative to the protective R&G Cotton Reel (£19.99) and discreet Paddock Stand Bobbin (£8.49 - £11.49)
R&G ENGINE CASE SLIDERS: 2013-2014 BMW R1200 GS
R&G Engine Case Sliders for the R1200 GS are a simple yet effective way of protecting the protruding cylinder heads on BMW’s latest globetrotting machine.
Be it from a crash, a slow-speed topple or even from hard cornering, the cylinder heads on the GS are exposed to damage. The new covers from R&G are precision moulded for the bike and crafted from carbon fibre with DuPont™ Kevlar reinforcement on the underside, giving them superior strength and resistance to heat. As a bonus, they also look good!
Pricing them at £64.99 per side (similar covers are also available for the 2004-2009 R1200GS), R&G also offers a huge range of protection products and accessories for the 2013-14 R1200 GS, which can be viewed here.
R&G COVERS CBR600RR’S REAR
R&G’s recently-introduced Tail Sliders range is now bolstered by the addition of a fitment for the 2013-2014 Honda CBR600RR.
With replacement seat units being an extremely expensive piece of bodywork to replace, this £80 pair of Sliders helps protect the supersport Honda’s seat unit from light drops and wear from boot scuffs and luggage use.
A similar concept to the firm’s Tank Sliders, the Tail Sliders are constructed from a combination of superlight and super-strong carbon and DuPont™ Kevlar®. The ‘Sliders’ are precision-moulded for a perfect, close fit of the intended seat unit at the point that protrudes and is most likely to make contact with the ground.
Supplied with a tube of silicone, needed to attach them to the tail plastics, the guards can be removed without damaging paint and refitted or replaced, if need be.
‘NO-DRILL’ TO PROTECT R1 FROM SPILLS
R&G has released a fitment of its ‘No-Drill’ Aero Crash Protectors for the 2013-2014 Yamaha R1.
Typically, R&G creates these teardrop-shaped crash protectors to attach to the bike at engine mounting points as this is the strongest area of the chassis, allowing the ‘bung’ to guard the main sections of the frame and engine. For some models, like the current R1, accessing this strategic structural point requires modifying the fairing, usually by cutting a 28mm hole.
Although tens of thousands of R&G customers have been prepared to modify plastics in order to protect their machine, R&G has listened to R1 riders who do not wish to ‘drill’ their bodywork and has released this premium ‘No-Drill’ kit option for the 2013-2014 machine, priced at £199.99.
To get round cutting, the new kits comes with a machined steel bracket that navigates from the frame mounting points to gaps in the fairing, allowing the Aero Crash Protectors to be securely attached without any need for drilling.
See the full range of R&G products at www.rg-racing.com or visit its huge exhibition stand at Motorcycle Live, Birmingham NEC, from November 23 – December 1.