How Do R&G Aero Crash Protectors Work?By R&G in R&G News on on 19 November 2020



 

How Do R&G Aero Crash Protectors Work?

 

Take a walk around the BSB paddock, a trackday or your local bike meet and there’s a very high chance that you’ll see a few machines kitted out with our R&G Aero Crash Protectors. Since our inception in 1999, R&G has continuously strived to provide riders with the very best protection possible and our Crash Protectors have been one of our core products throughout this time.  

Fans who have been with us since the very beginning may remember our conventional, round-shaped protectors that we began with. These popular sliders were able to provide full protection to the bike, but in 2007 we decided to take them to the next level with the introduction of our Aero Crash Protectors, making us the first company to introduce ‘Aero’ shaped protectors to the market.

These new teardrop-shaped protectors provide maximum protection to the machine, whilst offering the rider a sleeker, more modern and more stylish design.

 

How do they work?

Our innovative and award-winning sliders are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which has been specifically designed to be abrasion resistant enough to slow the machine down as it slides down the tarmac, without wearing away too quickly. Many riders might wonder why they are not made from a more resistant product, but utilising a plastic that is too dense significantly increases the likelihood of the plastic cracking – or digging into the tarmac and causing the bike to flip - resulting in even more damage!

Of course, sliding down the road is only part of a crash. That is why our Aero Crash Protectors feature a de-embrittled, high-tensile steel bolt which has been specifically designed to bend on impact rather than shear or snap.  This helps to absorb the impact, preventing damage to your engine and frame.

For maximum protection, our crash protectors are created with compression sleeves inside the bobbins, allowing the retaining bolts to be torqued to the correct specification and not work loose through vibration from everyday riding.

Want to protect your machine? Check out our full range of crash protection products for your motorcycle here.

 
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