French manufacturer Furygan is set to launch the first collection under its new Motion Lab label – meaning the spring/summer 2012 range will be fully compliant with European standards in terms of protection for motorcyclists. The label also represents Furygan’s latest innovations in terms of material technology and is the culmination of months of intensive research and development at the manufacturer’s factory in Nîmes.
Already widely recognised for the quality of its products, Furygan’s demanding approach to its work led the company to re-design its range. The aim of this was to produce a full collection that can obtain CE-approval as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In addition, Furygan believes that its customers should have access to the riding gear that offers the best levels of protection, but at a reasonable price.
To achieve these aims, Furygan developed an in-house, state-of-the-art testing facility identical to that of the official certification laboratories and named it the Motion Lab. This has enabled the company to undergo 18 months of abrasion, tearing, ergonomic and impact testing on its newly-developed materials and products.
As a result, Furygan is proud to announce that it has not only achieved its objectives, it has exceeded them. Every garment in the spring/summer 2012 collection, produced under the Motion Lab label, is constructed from leather or textile material that not only meets, but in some cases exceeds current European regulations for motorcyclist protection. In addition, every relevant garment in the Furygan range features CE-approved D3O protection in the shoulders, elbows and back. Together, Furygan and D3O will deliver the highest level of protective performance in the motorcycle apparel market.
The first collection under the Motion Lab label includes textile and leather racing, urban and touring jackets, trousers and gloves. Prices start at £149.99 for the Summer Vented textile jacket and the collection also includes mid and top-of-the-range garments such as the Sydney and Titan textile jackets and the Spyder and Hawk leather jackets.