Until about 1935, motorcyclists didn’t wear helmets – with tragic consequences. Seat belts in cars? It seems strange now, but they only became mandatory for the first time in 1970.
Likewise, the neck brace is the most recent safety innovation that will hopefully become simple common sense. Leatt-Brace®’s are lab-designed to fit most riders: young or old, amateur or professional, but most importantly, they’re built and tested to help lessen the risk of injury when riding. It’s just that simple.
The Leatt® Lab, based in Cape Town, South Africa, is Leatt®’s home of research & development. Here Dr. Leatt and his team of engineers and designers conceptualize and test new products and constantly strive to improve existing products even further. The facility features state-of-the-art testing and prototyping equipment that enables the team to take a product from conceptualization, through testing, all the way to pre-production prototypes. While the majority of Leatt®’s R&D gets done at the Cape Town facility, collaborations with global partners give our products an international flavour.
The philosophy of testing at Leatt® has been to develop testrigs and methods that allow comprehensive in-house testing and exploration of product performance. Using a range of real life scenarios similar to the types of situations that might be encountered in the appropriate form of racing or other accident, tests are conducted at intensity levels that allow Leatt® engineers to fully understand and characterize accident dynamics and product/rider interaction, in order to optimize product performance. It also gives Leatt® engineers the confidence to expect a first round approval when submitting product to certification facilities, where appropriate, for examination.
MaxiWeave Carbon matrix for increased rigidity and lower weight
Lightweight ±620g still very ridged without flex
Lowered helmet rim striking platform profile
Improved helmet side clearance
On-board size adjusting, no parts needed
Folding thoracic for easy storage
New optional design clear strap included
3-way adjustable for great comfort and fit
CE certified as Personal Protective Equipment 89/686/EEC
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