At the beginning of this year when Suzuki gladly loaned me their GSX-R1000R I knew one thing, not to damage it!
A quick call to the lovely lot at R&G saw a box of their aero protectors and a rad protector for the mighty Gixer.
At £16,400 and God knows how much for replacement panels, I knew R&G were the go-to guys to protect the panels in the event of a drop.
The good part is there's not drilling or holing of panels required, which in the past was sometimes a requirement.
The radiator guard may look like a simple bit of chicken wire, but it's effective and cheaper than £400 for a new radiator!
The radiator guard may look simple enough, but at best a holed radiator will cost you £400 to replace on this bike, and at worst spill coolant onto your tyres and cause you to crash.
Thankfully I haven't needed to use them, but it's reassuring to know they're there, as even a minor drop can end up costing hundreds if not thousands in new panels.
The engine cases are also a complete doddle to fit, so much so that I even managed it without adult supervision!
If they're good enough for the BSB boys who crash every weekend, they must be worth using!
Prices: Aero protectors - £191.66 ex vat
Radiator guard - £99.99 ex vat
Engine case covers - £66.66 (per side) ex vat
Visit www.rg-racing.com for more information