Leatt to unveil street-specific neck brace at Dealer Expo

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As a longtime manufacturer in motorsports neck protection, the Leatt Corp. hasn't had a product for the street and sport market — until now. The company will unveil at Dealer Expo 2011 the STX brace, its sportbike specific neck brace.

Due to body positioning and gear selection, the company's GPX models haven't been widely worn by street and sportbike riders, the company says. Knowing this, the STX brace has a radically different design to accommodate a speed hump or back protector, both standard equipment for street and sport ridders.

Riders will also notice lower front and rear table assemblies, which provide ample range of motion while in a full tuck or looking through a turn. The STX brace is offered in three sizes, two color options and will retail for $395 to $410 beginning in April.

Leatt Corp. is the only neck brace company that has a testing facility to properly design and develop neck protection products, the company states in a release, adding that by having a medical doctor — Mr. Chris Leatt — and a team of biomedical engineers on staff, consumers can be confident that the STX brace, and all Leatt products, are produced with rider safety in mind.

“Leatt has sold well over half a million motorcycle neck braces and is proud of how many potential injuries we’ve saved off road riders from,” says Phil Davy, Leatt's general manager. “We are now very excited to be offering the street riders a specifically designed neck brace and hope to add many more riders to the list of saved by Leatt motorcyclists."

For more information, please visit www.leatt.com.

posted by Dennis Johnson