History of Red Fox


‘He [Neil Simpson owner of Red Fox] has a great pride in his business and its achievements so far.’


Neil Simpson, owner of Simpson Detour and the brand Red Fox, began his detour into motorcycle after-market accessories 18 years ago when he decided he needed a better lighting system for his KTM. The OEM lighting system failed to measure up when riding at night and after scouring the web for after-market products he was surprised to find that there was nothing on offer which suited his requirements.

Being a determined innovator Simpson decided to design his own twin light cowl conversion kit. Other riders were impressed and asked where to buy one and so the idea for the Simpson Detour business was born. A long evolution from hobby to manufacturing and design business ensued with Simpson’s key idea:


‘I was not just looking to conduct the business as a modern cottage industry, but with a high tech approach adopted I looked to compete in the world market.’


Red-Fox, a brand originally created by Ian McConnochie, (World title holder in 80cc road race championships) now displayed its after-market plastic Hugger parts alongside Simpson-Detour at shows and exhibitions. The two brands complemented each other entirely in their desire to provide high quality UK products for the aftermarket in this ever-growing market within the biking industry. Simpson was therefore thrilled when he had the opportunity to purchase Red-Fox from ‘Ace-Organisation’ as part of the ongoing development integration programme.

Red-Fox has maintained its worldwide reputation ever since, expanding its range which now covers thirteen individual motorcycle manufacturers. To Red-Fox the use of high quality mediums, accurate processes paired with the great design to provide motorcycle accessories that will complement machine and riders anywhere.

Now you can choose from the range of accessories displayed below to customise your bike with Red Fox products: Accessories, Belly Pans, Bikini Fairings, Bulbs, Custom Lighting, Fairings, Fender Flicks, Huggers, Light Screens, Mini Twin Lighting, Rear Seat Cowl, Screens and Trail Style Lighting.