Friday, 29 May 2009

New Knox Cross Shorts with articulated thigh protection

Dedicated to protection. The new Knox Cross Shorts are designed for anyone who rides a motorcycle on road, track or dirt. However, the innovative hinged thigh protectors on these light and well-vented shorts make them ideal for use across a variety of extreme sports, including mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.
Research* into motorcycle accidents shows that half of the injuries to the somatic (external) regions of the body affected the ankle/foot, lower leg, knee, and thigh/upper leg. However, while most riders guard their foot/ankle with boots and knees are covered by armour, motorcycle clothing rarely contains adequate protection for the hip and thigh area. So Knox designed their new Cross Sport Shorts to be comfortable to wear under motorcycle trousers, but with the reassurance of CE protectors covering the hips and thighs, plus an extra protector for the coccyx.
Tested and approved to EN1621-1, the European standard for motorcycle armour, the hip and thigh protectors are hinged, an innovative design feature that allows total freedom of movement, yet retaining total coverage without any gaps in protection. The body formed protectors are very slimming and hardly show and only weigh in at just 225g for the pair. The hip protectors have vent holes and the thigh protectors are grooved to allow air circulation and prevent over-heating.
Cross shorts are manufactured a breathable airtex mesh and the protectors may be removed so that the shorts can be machine washed. Knox Cross Sport Shorts are available in sizes X-Small – XX-Large. The suggested retail price is £69.99 inc. VAT.
For more information call 01900 825825 or visit
“The "Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures," was a study conducted by the University of Southern California in 1981.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Forma Fly Evo short touring boots

Fly Evo boots from FORMA are designed to appeal to riders looking for a motorcycle boot that can be worn easily under trousers. Shorter than regular bike boots, Fly Evo boots fit under most leather or textile trouser legs and are more comfortable to wear too.
Designed in Italy, FORMA Fly Evo boots and manufactured from leather in Europe and are CE-certified to the EN13634 standard for protective footwear for professional motorcycle riders. They will also protect wearers from the weather, thanks to a Drytex® tubular lining, which creates an internal waterproof ‘sock’. Further protection is provided by reinforced plastic on the malleolus (ankle bone) area.
FORMA pay great attention to the sole too, which is produced from triple density anti-slip oil-resistant rubber. The TPU Dual Flex and anti-shock EVA midsole protects the instep but allows the wearer to walk easily and there is an antibacterial replaceable footbed with APS (Air Pump System). This ingenious system uses pressure from the foot to pump air into the footbed to provide extra cushioning.
Forma Fly Evo boots provide all-day comfort all year round and look neat too. They are produced in sizes 7-13 retailing for £99.99.Planet Knox T. 01900 825825 – W.

Success for KNOX riders at Donington BSB

James Ellison rode his Airwaves Yamaha to his maiden victory in British Superbikes in Race Two at Donington Park on Bank Holiday Monday. "It's about time I won a race in BSB" quipped James, who wears a Knox back protector and Forma boots. "The adrenaline is still pumping and I can't wait to get to Thruxton now next weekend."

James was not not only Knox supported rider to enjoy success at Donington. Alastair Seeley won the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 race on the Relentless Suzuki by TAS, just a week after his high speed crash at the NW200 road races. "Knox protection took the brunt of the impact and stood up very well to the crash" stated Seeley.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Max Neukirchner survives Monza

Max Neukirchner has survived a dramatic accident at Monza on the first lap of race one. The German rider was hit from behind by Robert's Ducati, breaking his right femur and fibula. Thanks to his Forma F1 boots, his ankle was unscathed and just three bones in his foot were broken.
Max is now on the mend, following a six hour operation on Sunday evening to repair the damaged bones. According to the doctors the operation passed without any complications and there are no reasons why Max cannot make a full and successful recovery.