Crash Protection for Adventure Bikes and Maxi Scooters at Motorcycle Live

The upcoming Carole Nash Motorcycle Live show will not only see some of the newest two-wheeled vehicles on display, but will also treat visitors with plenty of components and accessories exhibited by the most important companies in the field. So is the case with crash protection specialist R&G, who will showcase a range of new products at the event which takes place from November 27 to December 5 at the Birmingham NEC.

R&G will therefore present a line of adventure bike products and the introduction of an ‘Urban’ range, aimed at maxi scooter riders.

For example, the new Adventure Bars (from GBP179.99/$284) offer an alternative level of protection for adventure and touring machines. Powder-coated for durability, the bars encase the engine and, for some applications, can be used together with the Aero Crash Protectors.

The Downpipe Grille (GBP49.99/$79) is designed to deflect debris and therefore reduce damage, such as ‘pitting’, on this vulnerable part of an exhaust.

The Adventure Bars and Downpipe Grille are initially available for the Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 and will soon be available for other similar models, including the Honda Varadero, Suzuki V-Stroms, BMW R1200GS, Triumph Tiger 800 and Kawasaki GTR1400.

The Urban range, which for the moment applies to the Yamaha T-Max 500, is led by the Footboard Sliders (expected to be over GBP140/$220). They are designed to reduce damage to the side of the scooter in the event of a drop or slide, and mounted directly onto a special treadplate with a rubberised boot grip insert, they also create additional grip on the bike.

Fork Protectors (GBP29.99/$47) have now been developed to fit Maxi Scooters in order to defend the expensive suspension and brake components. On the styling front, R&G has created a Tail Tidy (GBP125/$197) with an integrated license plate holder and undertray. This is meant to sharpen the rear of the bike and is available in matt black or carbon fibre effect. Rear components also include the Rear Spindle Cover (GBP35/$35).
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