Tail sliders: protect your bike’s rear end

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The last time you dropped your bike, even at 0mph, you scraped up the tail unit, right? These new tail sliders from R&G racing are designed to prevent that, sticking on to the protruding tails of popular sporstbike models.

The 2012-2013 Ducati Panigale Carbon Kevlar Tail Slider from R&G Racing.

You can attach the sliders to the tail of your bike with the supplied tube of silicone — you can even remove the sliders without damaging the paint if necessary.

The 2009-2012 Kawasaki ZX6-R Carbon Kevlar Tail Slider from R&G Racing.

“With a replacement tail being an extremely expensive piece of bodywork, R&G’s Tail Sliders are an astute investment and are currently available for a wide range of popular sport and naked bikes.”

The 2012-2013 CBR1000RR Carbon Kevlar Tail Slider from R&G Racing.

The sliders are current available for the Aprilia RSV4, the BMW S1000RR, Ducati 848, 1098, 1198, the Ducati 1199 Panigale, the Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R and the Kawasaki ZX-6R. Sliders are currently in development for the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 and the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.berndt.73 Jonathan Berndt

    very nice, great idea and execution, love em!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.lewis3 Brett Lewis

    Like it. Maybe some sliders for side-cases next?

    • therubbersidedown

      Both R&G and other brands such as GB Racing have side-case covers for most popular sportbikes. I have a set of the GB’s on my bimmer and love them.

  • http://twitter.com/DeedsyDragon MotoDragon

    Carbon fiber…. something tells me it’d be cheaper to just replace the plastics rather than buy a set of these.

    • SeanLS

      Not on a Ducati 1199. Cheaper to replace the Carbon Fibre

  • Mill0048

    It’s a shame, to protect your bike from the seemingly inevitable, you have to cover it with so many tacky things, it loses the (typically) clean factory look. Tank pads, frame sliders, cowl sliders…ugh.

    My 20mph low-side created $3,600 in damages on a naked. I still don’t want this crap.

    • http://twitter.com/Mr_Paynter Mr Paynter

      I dont use a tank-pad, it’s called being consicious and avoiding zips and buckles, not hard and much better looking…

      • Mill0048

        Same here. Also, doesn’t your jacket cover your belt anyway? Mine does, and the leather piping is so thick it prevents direct contact with the zipper base and the tank.

        I did think about using something for the top of the tank because on longer highway rides I like to rest my left elbow on the tank. Very comfy.

      • http://profiles.google.com/mugget mugget man

        Put some miles on your bike, things rub, paint wears down…

        I’ve got a carbon fibre tank protector on my K6 Gixxer. I never have belts or zippers contacting it, but the contact from jacket and jeans/pants is still enough to scuff it up given enough time. Also the sides of the tank which were unprotected for a while were getting worn down just from the inside knee area of my leathers.

        All depends how you ride and how long you intend to keep a bike I guess.

  • Nemo Danneskjold

    i dunno…considering what they do(or are supposed to do)—might be worth it. Plus, they’re black and sorta inconspicuous. Now, i don’t really mind the battle scars my Triple gets since it’s a bruiser, anyway—but i still think these are tasteful

  • Khali

    Yeah, I scratched the tail! – And the fuel tank, and the body panels, the frame, the seats, the handlebars, brake lever, headlight… guess i cant wrap all my bike in carbon fiber protectors… :(

  • Ian W

    Think I’d rather have a scratch on the side.