February 25 2015.

R&G has become the exclusive UK importer of BMC Air Filters for bikes. The Italian brand, established in 1973, has a huge range of motorcycle performance air filter products, in both road and race variants, both giving improvements on filter efficiency against standard items as well as increasing machine performance, even when compared against other notable brands, and is used by the Factory Yamaha MotoGP team, among many others.

BMC filters, ranging from £40-£350, are constructed with a multi-layered cotton gauze, soaked in low-viscosity oil and covered with an epoxy-coated alloy mesh to ensure protection from petrol fumes and oxidisation due to air humidity. The filter increases machine performance by allowing more air through, but with increased and finer filtration. The filter can be regenerated with a simple washing and re-oiling procedure, which also reduces waste for the environment.

Three products are offered: Street, Race and Carbon Racing Filters (CRF). The Street and Race items are similar in that they are a direct replacement in terms of fit for a standard filter and increase performance and airflow. Starting at £259, the stunning CRF boasts a super-lightweight carbon fibre filter support structure.

R&G, the official crash protection supplier to the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship, also distributes the SPARK range of performance exhausts, so the addition to this performance product is a perfect fit.

The Company will begin to firmly establish BMC amongst its widespread UK dealer network with competitive trade discounts and will market the product further, by supplying product to its sponsored race teams.

R&G managing director, Simon Hughes: “I’m very proud that R&G is the exclusive UK importer for BMC. This is the first time we have supplied air filters, but complements the fact we already offer the comprehensive range of SPARK performance exhausts. Like R&G, BMC works incredibly fast to offer fitments of its quality products for new models and with three of our national sales agents already experienced with this product, we’re confident of raising the profile of BMC to new levels in the UK, as well as firmly establishing R&G as a leading distributor in quality motorcycle accessories and performance products.”

Alessandro Galletti from BMC said: “We are very happy to collaborate with R&G in the UK. It's a pleasure for us to work with a company that is known worldwide and also a manufacturer of high-quality products, just like BMC. This collaboration will no doubt strengthen our position in the UK market in terms of the brand and our product range and for sure this is also a great opportunity for R&G.”

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