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R&G - 20 years of protection

INTRO // HISTORY // COMPETITION

 

Timeline

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1990

R&G Aerospace is formed by Richard Taylor and Gene Marola, engineering low-volume CNC parts for the aerospace and Formula One industries.

 

1998

A keen motorcyclist already, Richard notices his biker friends are using basic mushroom-style protectors. Knowing he could produce a better product, he begins developing his own.

 

1999

R&G Racing is created, producing a new style crash protector that comprises a metal sleeve within the bung; allowing it to be torqued up direct to the engine mounting point. The bolt was also designed to bend rather than snap; helping to absorb even more of the impact.

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2002

Current Managing Director Simon Hughes joins the company, helping R&G to begin exporting its range of products internationally as well as developing a range of new products.

 

2003

The first R&G Tail Tidy hits the market. Developed initially for the Kawasaki ZX-6R B1H, the company now offers Tail Tidies for hundreds of bikes.

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2005

R&G becomes the world’s first insurance-approved motorcycle crash protection.

 

2007

The teardrop shaped Aero Crash Protector is launched; providing a more aesthetically pleasing crash protector for motorcyclists.

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2013

R&G’s Engine Case Covers are approved by the AMA for use in any competition sanctioned by the organisation. MSVR would follow suit just months later.

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2014

R&G Racing becomes R&G, reflecting the company’s increasingly diverse portfolio of products that no longer focus solely on racing.

 

2015

R&G becomes the official supplier to the British Superbike paddock, with roughly 40% of the paddock now using R&G products.

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2016

R&G named Motorcycle Trader Accessory Manufacturer of the year and achieves a Certificate of Merit in the Motorcycle Product Brand of the Year category at the 2016 Dealer News Industry Awards.

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2018

R&G celebrates its maiden Bennetts British Superbike Championship title at the hands of Leon Haslam.

 

2019

R&G becomes an official sponsor to the MotoAmerica series.

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2019

R&G celebrates its 20th anniversary and now employs over 40 people in their Alton HQ.