Frame sliders, bar ends, swing arm spools and foot pegs. That’s where it all began with KOS Racing. Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, KTM, Triumph, MV Agusta is where we are headed. We started manufacturing foot pegs, bar ends, frame sliders and swing arm spools for the pocket bike industry some years ago. We found the products on the market for pocket bike racing were scarce and of poor quality we decided to machine some of our own parts to help protect our bikes when we crashed. You may think, hmm, pocket bikes? Well to give you an idea Valentino Rossi started racing pocket bikes and a good bike will hit 60+ mph, which is quick when you are only 18 inches off the ground and the bike weighs 45 lbs.
It wasn’t long before people were asking for sets of their own frame sliders, bar ends, foot pegs and swing arm spools to protect their bikes. KOS Racing quickly became the industry leader for bar ends, frame sliders, foot pegs and swing arm spools for the pocket bike industry around the world.
The evolution of KOS Racing:
Traveling around to numerous pocket bike races we often encountered racers on various motorcycles and sportbikes, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, KTM, Triumph, MV Agusta as well as Yamaha YSR 50′s and Honda NSR’s. We were getting asked all the time for similar products for these sized bikes. Well you can imagine just because people race these smaller bikes doesn’t mean they don’t own sportbikes. The smaller bikes got many sportbike riders into racing without the significant cost of track days.
Because of the popularity of our motorcycle bar ends, frame sliders and swing arm spools for the smaller bikes it was a natural transition for us to move into the sportbike market. At last, KOS Racing is now in the sportbike and motorcycle world, and here for good.
The KOS Racing difference:
All of our swing arm spools, bar ends and frame sliders product lists for sportbikes and motorcycles are of the highest quality. We constantly look for new products that will be an asset to the sportbike racer, the weekend rider and the motorcycle enthusiasts in general. We listen to our customers, we value your business and we expect to EARN the right to do business with you. We don’t assume it.
Our original KOS Racing product line for frame sliders, bar ends and swing arm spools have survived probably more crashes than any other sportbike or motorcycle frame slider, bar end or swing arm spool on the market today. It is not uncommon for a single pocket bike rider to crash 3 times in one single day of racing a pocket bike. We keep the racer in mind at all times. You will notice the difference in the KOS Racing product line, our products represent most all sportbike and motorcycle models including Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, KTM, Triumph, MV Agusta.
So you have decided to purchase a set of sliders, swing arm spools, bar ends for you sportbike or motorcycle. The bottom line is you are thinking about protecting your sportbike. Now that you have decided to protect your investment there is the daunting task of trying to figure what company to buy from. With all the branding out there, different styles to different materials, it can seem overwhelming. You can check out our plastic debate for more information here.