December 11 2013.

R&G has released a full range of its respected damage protection products for the recently-released Yamaha MT-09, as well as a Tail Tidy (£79.99) to drastically sharpen the rear styling of the three-cylinder machine.

The R&G range for the MT-09 does plenty to protect it without affecting the styling of the new triple and leads with its award-winning teardrop-shaped Aero Crash Protectors. These are available in two separate position options to guard the Yamaha’s frame and motor; attached at either the front or middle (both £67.99) engine mounts and both can be used at the same time.

The protector itself is machined from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) – a material chosen as it wears to help slow a sliding bike down. The bolts used are also de-embrittled steel; working as a shock absorber to bend instead of snapping or staying rigid - which could twist its mounting point.

Comprehensive defence for the ‘crossplane triple’ engine comes in the form of R&G’s Engine Case Covers. AMA approved and used by teams and riders competing in the British Superbike paddock as well as at the Isle of Man TT and in the World Endurance Championship, the engine armour simply bolts over the original covers without requiring engine fluids to be drained, nor replacing gaskets. The covers can even allow a bike to be ridden after a crash or prevent terminal engine damage from oil leaks or casing punctures.

Front to back protection to keep expensive parts of the bike from making contact with the ground continues in the form of Bar End Sliders (£25.99) to help guard the fuel tank and bar levers whilst Fork Protectors (£30.99) shield the fork lowers and calipers. Cotton Reels are available to either bolt straight onto the swingarm provision (£19.99) or as an “Offset” type (£52.49) that replaces the chain adjuster blocks to mount behind the rear spindle. These products have a dual role; offering protection for the swingarm and rear brake caliper as well allowing the use of ‘prong-type’ paddock stands.

With 15 years of experience in creating products to prevent damage inflicted to both machine and wallet in the event of a drop or crash, R&G also knows that everyday riding can bring harm to a bike; be it from road debris or from the weather.

Defending the expensive cooling system is the Radiator Guard, available in either lightweight aluminium (£54.99) or heavy duty stainless steel (£74.99). These guards do not disrupt the flow of cooling air, but make it extremely difficult for stones to penetrate the radiator or damage the cooling fins.

The R&G Shocktube® (£25.49) works by completely enclosing the rear shock absorber and spring to prevent damage from road salt, water spray, stone chipping, dust and dirt that can have a detrimental effect on the performance and looks of the unit over time.

Visit www.rg-racing.com or call 01420 89007.