R6 is Love. R6 is Life.
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bike: 2007 R6
Re: Race Rail help
So, i shall explain the difference between (*before you rage reply this is just from my own experience not the encyclopedia of motorcycle knowledge*):
True Race Rails - offer pretty solid engine protection during high speed washout but usually won't save the visual aspects of your bike, these are intended to be rather flush and long, and without any protruding edges for it to snag as it makes its transition sliding off the track. They are designed to take massive slide abuse. What happens is as the bike is "sliding" it needs to safely slide without snagging on the race edge line or other debris, since a snag at racetrack speeds will actually bend your engine mount/chassis totaling your bike rather than saving it.
Frame Sliders (little pegs) - those will save your engine and fairings from most damages during a low / medium speed lay down/crash... most... but your pegs are out of the question, those are probably going to break as designed. They also offer fantastic protection from stand still drops.
Stunt Cage - designed for low / medium speed drops, usually the largest of the "protective add-on's" and made to take repetitive abuse, with interchangeable parts. Some two piece cages offer rear standing spots for tricks. Also like Suzuka_jow mentioned, don't go down on these hard or they are going to most likely crumple and take your leg in the process.
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