Ducati Turns to R&G Racing For
5th May 2010
Ducati UK has agreed a deal with R&G
Racing to supply crash protection for its fleet of
The demonstrator fleet travels with the Ducati Roadshow
attending over 20 events and bike meetings throughout
the UK in 2010, forming a key part of Ducati UK’s
marketing effort and dealer support programme
The fleet’s bikes are subject to use by hundreds
of prospective customers over the year and with the
constant use and transportation, the bikes are vulnerable
to damage . To help maintain the availability of the
highly demanded demonstrators and keep running costs
down, Ducati have opted to use protection from British
firm, R&G Racing.
The Ducati Road show consisting of 14 bikes, including
the Hypermotard 1100 Evo and 796, Monster 696,796
& 1100, Multistrada 1200, Streetfighter and the
848 and 1198 superbikes, will be fitted with a selection
of R&G Aero Crash Protectors, Fork Protectors,
Spindle Sliders, Swingarm Protectors and Bar End Sliders.
While the fitment of crash protection isn’t
absolute in guarding the machine, R&G’s
products have been proven on the road and race track
to significantly reduce the risk of major and costly
damage from low side accidents and slow speed drops.
The deal will see the Ducati demonstrator bikes and
its accompanying transporter featuring R&G branding.
Debbie Wiggins, marketing manager for Ducati UK,
said: ‘I am delighted to secure this partnership
with R&G as suppliers to our demonstrator fleet.
These bikes are used continuously through the season
and by using R&G products we hope to reduce both
repair costs and the length of time any damaged bikes
are off the road.’
R&G Racing’s sales & marketing director,
Simon Hughes, also commented: ‘Obviously we’re
very pleased that Ducati have put their trust into
our products when looking to protect their much-valued
demonstrator fleet. With the current climate and rising
costs of running such a service, Ducati has made a