We spoke at the NEC show on its opening Saturday when my friend bought a set of crash protectors for his R1. I mentioned that I had a video of a crash at Donnington on my R1 with upper and lower R&Gs fitted.
The protectors saved me a huge bill with just a bit of bodywork repair, a new cover bolt and some new R&Gs required. Other than this there is a minor scrape on the exhaust and absolutely NO other damage, the tail unit, clutch cover, swingarm, wheels, bar ends, levers, fork lowers etc were completely untouched which is a miracle when you see the video. After the crash I picked the bike up, rode back to the pits and continued the rest of the day without any repairs or further problems.
CLICK HERE to see on board video footage of Andy's crash.
Note: Andy didn't have our Engine Case Sliders or our Exhaust Protector fitted to his bike so sustained some damage to these areas as a result of his crash.