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Triumph Motorcycles launch the Sympatex Light Jacket

Triumph Sympatex Light JacketSympatex Light Jacket

September 2011. Triumph Motorcycles are to launch the Sympatex Light Jacket as part of its Autumn/Winter 2011 range. This jacket is the first motorcycle performance garment to incorporate specially designed LED light technology for increased rider visibility.

Following 18 months of design development, that includes Triumph motorcycle test rider evaluation, the Light Jacket is a design innovation with real world riding benefits.

Whereas high visibility materials rely on a light source, the Light Jacket has a series of LED lights engineered in to the outershell that helps to give the rider greater levels of visibility among other road users. The LEDs are powered by a small rechargeable battery that allows the wearer to switch the front and back
lights of the jacket on and off independently for full control. This battery has been fully tested, running for more than five hours in a single charge. The LED’s are bright and visible on the upper chest and back area while also being very comfortable and not emitting any additional heat. The jacket’s light technology is
very user-friendly and easy to use.

It is also a fully capable, top of the range waterproof riding jacket. Using Sympatex membrane technologies, the Light Jacket is 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable. Constructed from DuPont Cordura and Airtex fabric, it also includes a removable storm collar, internal storm guard, removable thermal lining and CE Knox protectors to the elbow and shoulders.

Triumph’s Leiah Lamplough, who was responsible for the development of the product, commented that ‘Triumph is a cutting edge and innovative brand. Within the performance clothing range we are also striving to innovate and use technologies that will really benefit riders. The Light Jacket is one exciting example of this’.

The Triumph’s mileage test rider, who has been testing the jacket during its development, commented that ‘The LED’s are surprisingly bright and definitely aid visibility when on the road, even in normal daylight. They really come in to their own at dusk, in the dark or in fog’.

The jacket will be available at Triumph dealers from September 2011 with an RRP of £395. In addition Triumph have also incorporated the same LED light technology in to a high visibility vest. The RRP of the Light Vest is £165.