Thursday, 25 June 2009

Wear FORMA shorts this summer

Diablo: The Diablo boot, from Italian manufacturer Forma, is designed to offer sports bike riders a comfortable yet protective option for urban riding, which can be worn under motorcycle or street clothing easily.

With a flexible microfibre upper, air mesh lining and an innovative Air Pump System (APS) – providing extra cushioning by using pressure from the foot to pump air into the footbed – day long comfort is assured. TPU Dual Flex and anti-shock EVA midsole combines flexibility when walking with protection when riding and the magnesium toe sliders are replaceable. Forma Diablo boots are available in sizes 38-47 in black/silver, RRP £129.99.
Northwind: For riders requiring an all-season option, the Northwind combines the features of touring boot with the comfort of the ankle-length design. Their leather and Cordura® upper, Drytex tubular lining, APS footbed, and air ventilation pockets, keep the wearer dry and comfortable on long journeys, whether riding into town or across the Continent. Velcro™ and lace closure eliminates potential pressure points and provides a secure fit. Protection is taken care of by TPU protection at vulnerable areas and Forma’s TPU Dual Flex, anti-shock EVA midsole. Triple density, anti-slip and oil-resistant soles ensure a firm grip on the pegs and sure footing at rest. Forma Northwind boots are available in black, sizes 36-48, RRP £114.99.
Both the Diablo and Northwind are CE-certified to the EN13634 standard for protective footwear for professional motorcycle riders. For further information contact Planet Knox on 01900 825825, or visit

Monday, 22 June 2009

Ten podiums for Knox riders at Snetterton BSB

Knox back protectors were born on the track in 1981 and their British-made back protectors have been a popular choice for racers ever since. However the results from the Snetterton round of British Superbikes are a remarkable endorsement of the faith that racers put in Knox, with no less than ten Knox protected riders mounting the podium on race day.Josh Brooks finished 3rd in the first and second superbike races on the HM Plant Honda, while James Ellison was second in Race 2 on the Airwaves Yamaha. Meanwhile in the Supersport 600 Race every step was occupied by Knox riders; HM Plant Honda's Steve Plater in first, Dan Cooper of Centurion Racing Honda in second and James Westmorland on the JW Racing Triumph in third. In the Superstock Race Alastair Seeley crossed the line in 1st on the Relentless Suzuki, (he has won every race to date), followed by Richard Cooper in third on the Coordit Yamaha.Rounding off the day, Luke Jones brought the MAP Raceways Yamaha home in first place in the National Superstock 600 and finally Tim Hastings finished first on his Honda 125 in the ACU Academy Cup.
On the roads, meanwhile, TAS Relentless Suzuki rider Alastair Seeley (pictured) survived a high speed 130mph crash at Northern Ireland’s prestigious NW200 road races and went on to win a rain-lashed Superstock race.
“I'm glad I was wearing both chest and back protection” comments Alastair. Professional racers choose Knox because they know that Knox is dedicated to protection.
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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Prepare for Knox online

Knox, the impact protection specialists, have launched a new interactive brandsite that is a massive leap forward for trade and consumers alike, giving them unrivaled product information. This represents a major investment by the British company and is the first of several brandsites that will be launched over the next month.
Innovative features include the introduction of 360° views that can be zoomed to a very detailed level, printable measuring guides to ensure the user obtains the correct size and specific video guides that show how to measure the torso and how to fit the product. Detailed descriptions and technical data help visitors to understand exactly how each product works, while independent testimonials help them to assess quality and functionality.
There are also quick links to other relevant videos including the new “Prepare for Knox” series, the Planet Knox Blog and new YouTube channel.
“The launch of our new website shows how we are thinking and innovating as a brand”, explains Knox founder & MD Geoff Travell. ”We understand how important it is for riders to make the right choice and that can only be done if you have all the right information.”
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Planet-Knox – dedicated to protection - Call 01900 825825

Picture of the Day

Check out this stunning shot of Knox-supported Liam Little on PinkBike.
Voted picture of the day it's had 20,000 views in a matter of days.
Liam is a top downhill mountain bike racer who uses Knox Cross Max knee guards.
Knox - dedicated to protection.

Steve Plater heads up THINK at Snetterton BSB

THINK! regular interviewee Steve Plater will be making a hero’s return to Snetterton at the ViSK British Superbike Championship, after taking victory in the Isle of Man Senior TT plus a series of podiums.

The THINK! Motorcycle Academy unit will be sited near the tricky Russells chicane and will be in operation all weekend to host top rider interviews, presentations and special VIP competitions.

Three time Superbike Champion and THINK! Ambassador John Reynolds will be making numerous appearances on the unit, backed up fellow thrice champion Niall Mackenzie.

MSS Colchester Kawasaki is the most local to the circuit and have therefore supplied both their riders for interview over the weekend; Simon Andrews and Julien Da Costa.

Current Superstock hopeful and a rider who has graced every class from BSB to GP’s; Scott Smart, will be in attendance giving his often forthright views

Industry Experts from the renowned protection brands Shoei and Knox will be giving interactive presentations and advice on race day, so riders best bring their most technical questions!

A new development for this season; the THINK! stand will also host the press conference for the top four BSB qualifiers on Saturday at 4.30pm.

Fans will be able to use the interactive computers to win exciting prizes, have their photo taken on a virtual grid and enter the GO VIP! Competition; four lucky fans will be upgraded to full hospitality on race day- be at the THINK! unit at 12 noon when the winners will be drawn.

Local Bikesafe Officers will be on hand to give out advice, help fans get the most out of the Honda Rider Trainer and sign up interested visitors for further training.

For more information visit The Snetterton THINK! Schedule:

Saturday – Qualifying day

11.30 – Scott Smart
12.00 – Billy McConnell
13.00 – John Reynolds
14.15 – Niall Mackenzie
16.30 – Front Row Press Conf @ THINK unit

Sunday – Race Day

10.30 - John Reynolds
11.20 – Niall Mackenzie
12.00 - GO VIP! Comp draw
13.00 – Knox Expert
14.00 – Steve Plater
14.30 – MSS Colchester Kawasaki duo
Simon Andrews and Julien Da Costa
15.10- John Reynolds
15.20- Shoei Expert

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Knox - So you win again!

The Knox boys were doing it again in style at the Thruxton round of BSB last weekend.

Alastair Seeley won again with another superb Superstock performance and James Ellison had 2 2nd places in the main Superbike event.
Having won all 4 round Alastair comfortably lead the Superstock championship, and James is has now moved upto 2nd in the Superbike title race.

Both riders wear the Knox Contour back protector and Dry Inside base layers with Alastair also choosing to wear the Knox Chest protector. This demonstrates that the products are unobtrusive not in any way restrictive which helps these riders perform to the best of their ability.

Best of luck for the next round lad's.