Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Best of both - FORMA GT boots

GT boots from FORMA combine the best elements of road and motocross footwear in a package that is ideally suited to heavy duty applications.
Designed and developed in Italy, FORMA manufacture their GT boots in Europe to the CE standard EN13634 (protective footwear for professional motorcycle riders), proving that they are every bit as robust as they look.
GT boots will also protect the wearer from the elements, because inside the leather upper there is a Drytex® tubular lining. This waterproofing system creates an internal waterproof ‘sock’ to provide reliable and durable water resistance.
Further comfort and protection is provided by the insole, which features an Air Pump System that cushions the foot, while the TPU Dual Flex mid-sole protects the instep but allows flexibility when walking.
The tough soles are made from an anti-slip and oil-resistant rubber compound.
Forma GT boots are fastened by two motocross style buckles and a Velcro panel on the calf. Produced in sizes 7-13 they sell for £149.95.
Planet Knox T. 01900 825825 – W. http://www.planet-knox.com/FormaBootsUK.htm

FORMA are the boots of choice for Max Neukirchner in World Superbikes and James Ellison in BSB.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Forma boots Valencia WSBK report

Team Suzuki Alstare rider Max Neukirchner achieved a superb podium position in the first Superbike race at Spain's Valencia circuit, finishing third behind Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio. He also led the first four laps of race two, but then began to suffer grip problems and eventually crossed the line a respectable seventh.

Max Neukirchner :“I think that generally this has been a hard weekend for us and the closeness of the lap times in qualifying didn’t make it any easier. We tried many things to make the bike faster and although we improved it, I don’t think it was enough. Race one was very good and I was happy to get a podium. We used the same bike in race two, but the bike just didn’t work as well as it had done in race one. I managed to lead for the first four laps, but then the grip level went down. Maybe part of the problem was that the track temperature was higher and that affected the characteristics of the bike”.

Max wears Forma F1 boots and is currently third in WSBK.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


THINK! is sponsoring the British Superbike Championship (BSB) for a sixth successive year and once again KNOX are official partners to this popular road safety campaign.

An independent survey revealed that 98% of BSB fans are in favour of THINK! sponsoring the event, and 61% said they are more likely to take further motorcycle road training after visiting the THINK! Motorcycle Academy at BSB.

The Academy, which is part of the Department for Transport’s THINK! road safety campaign, is present at every round of the twelve-race series. It includes interactive sessions as well as a range of information encouraging bikers to ‘Save Racing for the Track’ and learn new road skills. KNOX staff are often present to offer advice of impact protection. In addition to accessing the latest motorcycle safety information, those visiting the Academy can experience Honda's Rider Trainer, a realistic hazard awareness simulator. Race-goers will also be able to access interactive pods where they can learn more about motorcycle safety including the latest SHARP helmet ratings. Teams from the Local Authority Road Safety Officer's Association (LARSOA), the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and BikeSafe will again provide their invaluable support to the THINK! Motorcycle Academy by providing advice on further training – a crucial element for safer riding. http://www.dft.gov.uk/think/focusareas/motorcycling?whoareyou_id=&page=Overview

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Jamie Robinson's 12 o'clock wheelie

Ex-British Supersport racer Jamie Robinson has been in LA learning how to master the 12 o'clock wheelie, which involves scraping the bike's number plate and exhaust on the floor, then geting it back onto 2 wheels.

Achieving the balance point is a matter of trial and error - Jamie was getting close but not close enough on his final run when he went for it .... and it ended in a pile of bits and pieces.

Fortunately Jamie was wearing a Knox back protector; "I landed flat on my back and I had no injuries, not a mark, felt like i'd not even crashed".

Now that's product testing!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Planet Knox has a new Premier Dealer in Northern Ireland and the company directors travelled across the Irish Sea to join in the celebrations for Phillip McCallen's open day in Lisburn. McCallen is third in the list of all-time Isle of Man TT winners, with 11 race victories, including an unequalled four races in one week in 1996. McCallen also won 5 wins from 6 starts at the 1992 North West 200, and 5 wins in one day at the 1996 Ulster Grand Prix.

Now retired from racing, Phillip has opened a motorcycle superstore retailing Triumph, Kawasaki and KTM motorcycles.

The highlight of his grand opening was a free stunt show by Kevin Carmichael - a personal friend of Phillip and is a former world champion. Kevin performs on a wide range of Triumph motorcycles, including wheelies on the 2300cc Rocket3, and wears Triumph clothing incorporating Knox CE protectors.

Over 2,800 people attended the open day and we wish Phillip all the best for a successful enterprise with http://www.phillipmccallen.com/

Friday, 3 April 2009

Knox protects Sparky in Natalie Cassidy's Real Britain

Natalie Cassidy presents a series of films about young Britons inspired by subjects close to her own heart. Natalie finds out what it takes to follow to your dreams. She introduces Sparky, who wants to make it as stunt bike rider; but with two kids under five, can he juggle his own ambitions and the demands of being a single dad?

Click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jkfx9 to watch this episode on the BBC iPlayer.

British Superbikes is coming ... with KNOX