Motorcycle Trader decreed R&G to be the ‘Accessory Manufacturer of the Year’ in its 2015 awards while British Dealer News presented Managing Director, Simon Hughes, with a certificate of merit in the ‘Motorcycle Product Brand of the Year’ category.
Although R&G prides itself on developing a range of products for riders to protect their bikes from damage and save them money, as well as offering a diverse selection of enhancement bolt-ons and other products to improve motorcycling life, the support of the motorcycle trade is vitally important. As Simon Hughes explains:
“R&G is above all a company run by bikers making products to benefit bikers, but without the support of the trade and our dealers, we wouldn’t be able to do achieve our goals. 2015 is going to be a massive year for R&G in terms of new products, expansion of the Company and more investment in R&D, sponsorship and marketing. To start the year with two awards gives us further confidence.”
Record your ride in 3D with new GMOS dashboard from R&G
The SpeedAngle GMOS JI100 is an affordable, complete display and datalogging package for riders looking to measure and record a motorcycle ride in a similar way a MotoGP team does – be it on the road or track.
Now available from R&G, the simple to install and use GMOS unit costs £299.99 and uses GPS technology and sophisticated sensors to offer riders the ability to display and record the 3D motion of a ride, including speed, lean angle and longitudinal G force acceleration and deceleration.
Used to full effect by Team Honda Racing, who finished 1-2-3 in the 2014 Australasian Superbike championship, for track users and racers, the SpeedAngle also offers a sophisticated lap timer function with many personal setting options including automatic timer start and stop, creating sector times and showing best lap time with time gap.
With the unit being no bigger than a satnav, a rider can choose to mount the GMOS to use as a live information dashboard or tucked out of the way to log the information of a ride. The unit can be installed in many different ways and, thanks to its long-lasting internal battery, the only cables needed are for the lean angle sensor and external GPS antennae (only required if the internal one is obscured).
The user can decide what information is shown on the device’s display, with only two buttons needed to toggle and select from the various options or switch between ‘Road’ or ‘Track’ mode. Maximum logging time is 7 hours and battery life is up to 14 hours, while the waterproof display features a backlight, so that it can be used at night or in poor light situations.
The recorded data can be downloaded and then viewed and used in many different ways, including the ability to be overlaid onto Google Maps to visually show the difference between position, speed, lean angle and acceleration and deceleration G forces. For track riders, this could be a crucial tool to help reducing laptimes, as aspects like braking points and force used can be seen. Using third party applications, the data can also be visually represented on top of video.
The contents of the box are a Dashboard unit, mounting bracket compatible with AMPS, Sensor unit and Stand, external GPS antenna along with 3M Dual Lock tape for more basic fitting, along with software and a USB cable needed to download the data from the GMOS.
Dashboard Dimension: 61.5 mm x 111.5 mm x 20 mm
Dashboard Weight: 135g
Sensor Dimension: 82 mm x 41 mm x 20 mm
Sensor Weight: 50g
Power: 3.7V Li-Ion battery
Working Temp Range: 2°C – 60°C guaranteed
LCD: 132*64 STN display
Screen Refresh Rate: 20 Hz
Interface: USB 2.0 compatible
Battery Life Time: 14 hours max. (without backlit and external GPS Antenna)
Logs: 254 logs max
Max Log Time : 7 hours
Log Resolution: 20 pps for lean angle and G, 10 pps for GPS and speed
Lap Timer Resolution: 1/1000 second
GPS Antenna: built-in and external
GPS Update Rate: 10 Hz
GPS Sensitivity: -159 dBm tracking
GPS Channels: 32 all-in-view
GPS Start Time: 36 sec average
GPS Speed: 255 MPH (410 KMH) max
Longitudinal G Range: +/- 1.5 G
Lean Angle Range: R/L 69˚
Visit www.rg-racing.com to find your nearest SpeedAngle dealer.
The Academy was launched at the last round of the 2014 British Superbike championship with a clear view of developing young riders through the tiers of motorcycle racing. The concept is the brainchild of GR Motosport Managing Director, Brent Gladwin, and Stauff’s Head of Marketing, Iain Stansbie, in co-operation with WD-40.
It will see the Stauff Connect Academy bikes run by GR Motosport becoming an integral part of Team WD-40 with the aim to develop riders in all areas of the sport to help them achieve their goals from a clear structure, running from Mini Moto through Motocross and into the British Superbike Championships.
In the Stauff Connect Academy livery in the National Superstock 600 class for 2015 will be Tarran Mackenzie and Joe Irving.
Both Tarran and Joe were Championship contenders in the British Moto3 Championship and the last few champions from this class have come the same route. Tarran stays with the Team for a second year, where in his first he took podium finishes and one pole position. Taz knows the Team and in return they enjoy that beaming smile that hides the warrior within.
Welcoming Joe back to the Team is like re-uniting with lost family; 20 years ago at the inception of GR Motosport Joe’s father, Mark, was one of GR Motosport’s first sponsors. Joe has developed into an extremely fit and focused young rider and being teammates with Tarran is sure to bring the very best out of both of them.
Tarran Mackenzie: “I’m really happy to be staying with GR Motosport for the second year in succession! Last year was my rookie year in the Superstock 600 class and I managed to secure 2 podiums and a pole position. I learned lots along the way so with a great bike and fantastic team around me again in 2015 my plan is to go out and challenge for the win every weekend.”
Joe Irving: “I am really looking forward to a part of the Stauff Connect Academy. Moving out of the Motostar class up to the stock 600 is going to require a lot of learning in a short space of time as I want to be ready and capable to run at the front for the first round. Coming in as a rookie will make it harder for me than my team mate Taz who already has a season under his belt. The four previous Champions did it in their rookie year so it can be done and that is my aim in 2015. Watching the class in previous years I know that they key to success is consistency and my main aim will be to finish every race shiny side up!”
|Damage protection leader continues its discount scheme for ACU, SACU and MCUI racers
R&G is offering all ACU, SACU and MCUI motorcycle race licence holders 15% discount on its products for the 2015 racing season.
In 2014, R&G celebrated 15 years of creating innovative motorcycle protection products and is a long-time supporter and sponsor of racing; from grassroots to professional level. The Alton-based crash protection specialist launched its race discount offer at the start of this year as part of the Company’s greatly increased involvement in motorcycle sport, both in the UK and abroad.
Along with becoming co-title sponsor of the Tristar R&G Triple Challenge and ‘Official Crash Protection Supplier’ to British Superbikes, with a dedicated Support Service at each round in 2014, R&G products helped protect and enhance the machines of many teams and riders in the BSB and Club racing paddocks, such as Quattro Plant Kawasaki, Anvil Hire TAG Racing, Team WD-40, Gearlink Kawasaki and True Heroes Racing.
Once 2015 licences are provided from the ACU, SACU and MCUI, riders need to approach R&G direct to obtain the 15% discount. When placing an order, racers need to show a copy of their licence and detail the machine and series they are competing in. Products for multiple bikes of different types won’t be permitted, but multiple items for the same racing machine and repeat orders are allowed.
Popular products used for protecting race bikes include award-winning Aero Crash Protectors to guard frames, Engine Case Covers (mandatory in BSB) to stop engines being punctured and leaking oil on track, carbon/Kevlar ® Tank Sliders to save the exposed edges on a fuel tank and Radiator Guards to prevent holing from stones and rubber marbles.
R&G also produces mandatory products for racing, such as Toe Guards/Sharks Fins, and other key items, such as Aero Knee Sliders, ‘Elevation series’ Paddock Stands and the recently-introduced Eazi-Grip™ Tank Traction Pads.
Alan Garrett, R&G UK Sales Manager, said: “Racing is very much at the heart of R&G. We use racing to help develop our products in the toughest of environments, as well as to promote them, but for riders and teams using R&G, it can mean the difference between winning or packing up for the weekend. We’ve continued the Race Discount Scheme so that more riders can benefit from R&G’s 15 years of experience in motorcycle damage prevention.
For more information call R&G on 01420 89007 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
UK motorsport fans, this is your chance to help save the threat of race circuits from being closed.
An e-petition has been created to introduce a mandatory noise complaint waiver for anyone who buys or rents a property close to motorsport venue.
So, basically, if this decision gets passed, people who choose to live next to a race track will have limited rights with respect to noise created from the circuit.
In recent years, many UK circuits have been massively impeded to run a successful and profitable motorsport venue due to people who don’t consider that moving next to a racetrack might create a bit of noise.
At R&G, we love track riding and racing. We don’t want the circuits to close. Everyone who works here has signed this and, if you feel strongly about the future of our race circuits, we think you should too.
Sign the e-petition here https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/72458
Explosive horn is four times louder than a standard one
· Aftermarket horn four times louder than standard
· 120db at three feet away
· 20amp power draw
· Rugged one-piece design
· 137mm wide x 116mm high x 86 mm deep
· Only £32.99
The Denali SoundBomb 120db dual-tone motorcycle horn is now available from R&G. Designed for riders who want to be noticed, the compact SoundBomb is four times louder than a standard horn; think freight train and you can get the idea.
The unique design of the Denali compact horn features a rugged, moulded clamp that mechanically mates the compressor to the acoustic unit. This makes the SoundBomb, £32.99, virtually indestructible even in high vibration applications. Compatible with all CANbus electrical systems, SoundBomb can be fitted with a range of additional, bike-specific mounts or universal kits.
A stock motorcycle horn emits around 100db but, with the decibel scale not being linear, the SoundBomb’s 20db increase over a standard item equates to being four-times louder at three feet away.
Despite emitting a big sound, the compact horn is just 137mm wide x 116mm high x 86mm deep and the all-black design of the SoundBomb helps it to blend in as much with a bike as possible – wherever it is mounted.
The SoundBomb comes complete with a 12 volt, 30-amp relay, but requires an additional wiring harness. These are available as a ‘Plug-N-Play’ kit (£15.99) or the ‘Do-it-Yourself’ kit (£7.99). The horn can be mounted easily with bike-specific kits or from a selection of universal brackets (from £6.99). The Crashbar Horn Mount (for 22-28mm bars, £24.99) is suitable for most applications.
To hear SoundBomb, view this video.
For more information visit www.rg-racing.com