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Crash protection specialist R&G marks 20 years

R&G, the Hampshire-based producer of damage protection products, celebrates its 20th anniversay this year. To mark the occasion, the brand will be hosting a number of events, including an exclusive track day and some special celebrations at selected rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Since launching in 1999, R&G has continuously developed and pioneered crash protection for motorcycles. Expanding year on year, R&G signed its first international distributor in 2002 and by 2004 turnover had reached £1million. Now in its 21st year of business, the company has reached a 70:30 export/domestic sales ratio, is distributed in 56 countries and has an annual turnover approaching £8 million.

Alongside unveiling crash protection products for the latest motorcycles as they hit the market, in 2003 R&G widened its product range by introducing styling accessories like its Tail Tidy (second picture) and Aero crash protectors, becoming the world’s first insurance-approved motorcycle protection. R&G won merit awards in the Motorcycle Product Brand of the Year category of the British Dealer News Motorcycle Industry Awards in 2016 and 2018.

R&G crash protection is also used in race paddocks around the world and in 2014 the company became an official supplier to the British Superbike Championship (and later Official Crash Protection Supplier). Keen to promote the next big names, each year it rewards those riders making their debut in their given class via the R&G Rookies’ Trophy.

Alongside its numerous own-branded products, R&G is a distributor for major brands including Barkbusters, BMC Air Filters, CLICKnRIDE, Denali, KAOKO Throttle Stabilisers, RDMoto, Red Dynamic, Scorpion Exhausts, Shocktube, WD-40 and Wild Ass seat cushions.

R&G MD Simon Hughes said: “We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating this anniversary. Our goal has always been to provide motorcyclists with the best crash protection for their pride and joy and over the past 20 years our results have spoken for themselves. We now offer thousands of products for countless machines, including the latest models on the market, ensuring riders can be protected from the moment they ride off the forecourt.”




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