MSV motorcycle track days implement brake lever guard rule!

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As the crappest year ever draws to a close, planning for 2021 is already starting. If you are a keen trackday attendee, there is something to add to your Christmas list from Santa. The UK’s biggest motorsport circuit operator MSV has deemed it now mandatory for motorcycles on trackdays to run a brake lever guard.

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Whilst this isn’t a big deal, and if you are a racer anyway, brake lever guards are mandatory. However, the road riders who frequent the occasional trackday in order to get the speed demon off their back might suffer. Theoretically running a brake lever guard on the road isn’t an issue, but some insurers may class it as a modification which could bump up premiums.

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Safety is paramount and lessening the chance the levers can get tangled, jammed, or clipped accidentally is always a bonus. Running a guard is proven to help prevent accidents which is good for everybody.

Not the most expensive modification and easy to fit, big brands like R&G Racing, GB Racing, Gillies and Lightech are all producing guards in different styles, from plastic to billet aluminium. Carbon masters GDH Motorsport are launching carbon lever guards in the new year. Prices range from ¬£40 for a Warrior brand lever guard, up to ¬£190 for Lightech’s carbon fibre version.