CAPE TOWN, South Africa and TEUTSCHENTHAL, Germany, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, and whose products include the flagship Leatt-Brace®, a neck brace system designed to help prevent potentially devastating injuries to the cervical spine (neck) for helmeted sports, announced today that its complete 2014 motorcycle product line—including its brand new Five.Five Neck Braces—was launched at the 2013 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations held on September 27-29 in Teutschenthal, Germany. This was the 67th edition of the event in which motocross riders representing 41 countries compete against each other for the title of champion.
Among the innovative Leatt products on display at the 2013 FIM Motocross of Nations were the new Five.Five Neck Brace and Five.Five Neck Brace Jr., as well as the Leatt Chest Protector Pro Junior for children. Leatt's new Five.Five Neck Brace and Five.Five Neck Brace Jr. feature washable padding, a new clasping mechanism and on-board adjustment to make fitment easier and the brace more comfortable for more riders. The new Five.Five range of braces are an innovative update of Leatt's pioneer neck brace in the motorcycle and motocross world, and have been heralded as "the most drastic update to this life-saving device in the company's history" in BikeRumor.com. The Leatt Chest Protector Pro Junior for children, Leatt believes, is the first ever youth chest protector on the market that has been CE certified at the highest level of chest impact protection. This light, comfortable chest protector was designed for children ages 6-12, who ride BMX-style bicycles and mountain bikes, as well as motorcycles and other vehicles.
The Leatt catalog has more than quadrupled in size in recent years and, with the addition of these products, boasts a wide variety of new and innovative protection and performance devices. Other products showcased at the event included back protectors, padding kits, body vests, cooling t-shirts and vests, brace hydration systems and casual Leatt team clothing such as the Team Hoody and Team T-shirt.
"Motocross will always be an important sport for Leatt because it is where we started and where we have been pioneers in product innovation, thanks to our neck brace line," said Leatt CEO Sean Macdonald. "We are proud of our completely redesigned neck brace, the Five.Five, that includes updates and innovations that we have developed over our many years of covering motorcycle racing. While Leatt has branched out into a variety of new sports, we remain proud of our brand of motocross products which are designed for riders of all ages and expertise, and are known and respected throughout the world."
In addition to its new array of products showcased at the event, Leatt-sponsored rider, Jeremy van Horebeek of Belgium, participated in the event, and Team Belgium won the event. You may access the complete Leatt 2014 catalog via the following links:
POWERSPORTS CATALOGUE 2014 HIGH RESOLUTION
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About Leatt Corporation
Leatt Corporation develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motor sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles. For more information, visit: www.leatt-corp.com | www.leatt.com
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