Friday, 30 October 2009
Knox Hand Protection – the gloves are off
Knox will unveil its innovative Hand Armour to British riders at this year’s NEC Bike Show. Featuring a host of patented innovations, including exoskeleton protection, SPS and the exclusive BOA lacing system, Knox Hand Armour looks radically different to existing motorcycle gloves and this British technology is set to take glove design to the next level for the future.
Since producing the first back-protector in 1982, Knox has been a leading innovator of impact protection and has continually looked at other areas of the body where they felt they could make a real difference and offer much needed development. Three years ago Knox turned their attention to hand protection, patenting the SPS (scaphoid protection system), which for the first time gave riders effective protection against common scaphoid injuries to the bone connecting the thumb to the wrist. Realising that glove development in the market was limited and could be improved, Knox spent two years developing new systems for the hand, looking not only at protection but also at rider comfort and fit, which are synonymous with the Knox brand.
Other new Hand armour concepts include honeycomb gel impact protection and wrist guard shrouds. Initially four models of Knox Hand Armour will be available; the full track specification HANDROID, sports-rider orientated BIOMECH, classically-styled RECON and waterproof ZERO. These will go on sale in March 2010.
See the range at the NEC Bike Show (27th November – 6th December), Stand 2E30 in Hall 2 or go to www.knox-armour.co.uk/contact.html and request a log-in code for the new KNOX-LAB website.