Thursday, 30 July 2009

Knox is the Choice of Champions for Ladies

Knox pioneered back protectors in sizes and shapes to suit women and so are the obvious choice for the UK’s most successful female motorcycle racer. Maria Costello set the record as the fastest woman to lap the Isle of Man TT course, is a Sporting Champion for the Sports Council of England and recently received an MBE for services to motorcycling. She uses a Knox Contour back protector, along with Knox body armour fitted inside her Bering race suit. The Contour is one of three models produced by Knox that is available in smaller sizes popular with women.
Wearing the wrong size of back protector can result in an uncomfortable fit, limited protection and/or restriction to movement, so choosing the best fit is essential. Knox offer the Contour in five sizes, including Small and a special Small Race version with additional protection over the coccyx.
Knox also led the way in developing ultra lightweight materials and at just 600g the Contour is the lightest back protector on the market that conforms to Level 2 of the EN1621-2 CE standard – the highest rating possible under current EU testing regulations. This is achieved by the use of honeycomb technology, with impact absorbing cells formed in a 5-layer mould to follow the contours of the spine.
Comfort is further enhanced by the use of breathable Spacer Fabric, multi adjustable waist strap and shoulder straps that can be worn in vertical or cross-over positions.
The Contour is available in Small and Small Race sizes retailing for £99.99. See the fitment video at
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On Safari with FORMA

Safari boots from FORMA are designed for motorcyclists who want to get out on the roads and explore. Designed in Italy and manufactured in Europe, Safari boots have a leather and Cordura® upper to create footwear that is both robust and comfortable for day long use.
Comfort is further enhanced by two features on the sole - the innovative Air Pump System (APS) uses pressure from the foot to pump air into the footbed, providing extra cushioning while walking. Meanwhile the TPU Dual Flex and anti-shock midsole reinforces the instep with solid EVA material, but is flexible across the ball of the foot to allow movement when walking. Extra soft polymer padding with memory foam cushions the wearer and allows freedom of movement, while moulded plates shield the shin and ankle.
Any explorer needs to be prepared for all conditions and the Drytex tubular lining is both waterproof and breathable. At the back of the Safari boots is a rertro-reflective Reflex panel and the triple density soles are both anti-slip and oil resistant.
Forma Safari boots have a Velcro and zip closure and are available in sizes 38-47 in black/silver, RRP £119.99.
For further information contact Planet Knox on 01900 825825, or visit

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Young guns go for it with Knox behind them

"This weekend I had great fun at the Moto Gp Support Race" says teenager Lee Jackson. "The weekend got under way in good style with the weather being dry but with dark rain clouds in the sky it was very weird condition not knowing what the weather was going to do before our 7.15pm qualifying session on Friday night, (which was quite late after waiting all day to ride then going straight in to the qualifying). I started off slow in the session and by the end of the session on the very last lap, I grabbed pole position for Saturday night's race. Saturday came in a dry fasion and I was exicted about the race; I led the race for 5 laps, then got passed."

This relegated Lee to 2nd place, but he is a tenacious young man. "I then followed the leaders but got slip-streamed by two riders and went back to 4th". Things were not going according to plan. "On the last lap into the last corner I had a bike problem, but then the bike picked back up into limp mode and I got round the last corner." They say you never know what's around the corner and as if to prove the point, the 2nd placed rider had crashed. "So I eventually got 3rd position in a very exicting race".

Congratulations to Lee, who relies on his Knox Contour for protection. He's currently 4th n the Aprilia Superteens Challenge. Watch out for his name in future!

Monday, 6 July 2009

More podiums for Knox racers on road and track

Relentless Suzuki's Alastair Seeley continued his remarkable run of race wins in the British National 1000cc Superstock class at Knockhill. So far this season the Carrickfergus rider has taken seven wins from seven startson his 2009 GSX-R1000 . Once again the vaue of Knox protection was demonstrated, when Seeley picked himself up after a high-speed qualifying crash.

Meanwhile Keith Amor's winning streak continued on the roads, when he took two victories at the demanding Skerries 100 road races. Riding the Wilson Craig Honda Superbike, Amor crossed the line first in both the Open and Grand Final races, adding a solid third in the Supersport 600cc race to his podiums on the day.
Back on Track, James Ellison of Airwaves Yamaha scored a solid 5th and 3rd in the Superbike races, consolidating his second place position in the ViSK championship.

Pictures by Alan Armstrong Photography