Oxford (29 October 2012) - As the evenings get shorter, the amount of time we have to head out on the bike after work is limited. We’ve all done it, set out on a ride-out and spent a little too long chatting and drinking tea so when the time finally comes to ride home, it’s already dark and your black leather jacket doesn’t make it easy for other road users to see you. We understand your need to look cool, but what if you could look cool as well as be seen from EVERY angle?
Our partnership with world renowned company, 3M, means that we can now offer 360-degree Enhanced Visibility Reflectivity on our Luminator range of MotorClothes meaning that when you are coming, going or waiting at a T-junction car drivers will be able to see you clearly. After all, you will be wearing clothing which is four times more reflective than a stop sign…
However, don’t think that just because you are so reflective doesn’t mean you will look uncool as this range contains grey and black hues which are subtle but effective as when lights shine on the reflective tape they launch into action to keep you safe and seen.
Traditionally, reflectivity is used on the front and the back of the jacket, however, we have strategically placed the 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material throughout, so that wherever you are and whatever angle other road users are approaching you by you can still be seen. With the Luminator 360 degree Leather Jacket featuring all the usual Harley-Davidson® signature touches including zipper cuffs, handwarmer pockets, pre-curved sleeves, removable and lightweight CE-approved body armour and air vents, you can be sure that not only will you be seen but you will be comfortable too.
If a leather jacket isn’t your thing, our Illumination 360-degree Functional Jacket features all the same great benefits, as well as a removable warmth liner and front and back venting. The heavy duty, waterproof Illumination Textile Overpant with Switchback technology is the perfect accompaniment to this piece. Designed to be worn over jeans or trousers, these pants will ensure you’re kept warm and dry, and if the weather heats up then the Switchback technology means you can zip off the vent panels revealing mesh for air flow.
The Illumination 360-degree Mesh Jacket is ideal for those warmer ride-outs. It features a removable waterproof full-sleeve liner for when you’re caught out in a rain shower, and has specially designed pockets to house Harley-Davidson® hydration packs to ensure maximum cooling on hot days.
Even your hands can be treated to the 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material treatment with the Illumination Leather Full-Finger Gloves, which are made from genuine goatskin. Complete with a gel-padded palm and anti-slip grip, you can keep your digits gripped to the handlebars with ease. Or for the colder weather, the Illumination Gauntlet Full-Finger Leather Gloves feature wind-resistant Thermolite® insulation, which provides warmth without the weight.
So now, you can relax, and you don’t need to cut your evening ride-out short again as you can ride home knowing that you will be safe and seen.
But don’t just take our word for it, check out our handy chart to see how the Luminator range compares with a stop sign and riding home in a plain black leather jacket: