RST can trace its history back to 1988, with a simple idea, to produce a range of motorcycle clothing that offered exceptional value and quality combined with cutting edge design and style. RST started with a range of gloves and over the years, has built into not only the UK’s number one, but also a globally recognized brand offering all types of motorcycle clothing.
Jonny Towers, founder and driving force behind RST started developing RST with the original brand Rhino, producing a basic range of gloves and leather jackets; “I thought there was a need for a range of good looking, affordable quality products. I’d go to bike meets and see riders stood about in really badly fitting suits, most riders can’t afford high-end brands and I didn’t see why an affordable suit should fit badly. I set out to create a range of products that looked good, worked well and offered good value. Rhino evolved into Rhino Sport, then we added ‘Technology’ to the name and it became RST. It grew from there and the brand has gone from strength to strength. With some very difficult years within the motorcycle industry, we’ve managed to grow the brand, year on year and have re-invested in technology and in-house design, recently setting up the RST Race Department.”