Track Day Gear – We’ve got you Covered

With more and more local Race Tracks offering a “Track Days” for the Two-Wheeled Enthusiast, it is important now more than ever to be outfitted with the right protective gear. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has gear available from Cortech, an industry leader in motorcycle gear. Almost every track requires use of proper attire which generally consists of a 1-piece suit or 2-piece zip together suit, a helmet, gloves, and over the ankle boots.

Track suit HH-8991-0101-04  If you are going to be on the track with other whose experience levels range from “First Timers” to “Semi-Pros” you are going to need a Top Notch track suit and the good people at Cortech  provide that with the Latigo Rider 1 piece suit. Buy with confidence from an industry leader and you will receive these great benefits:

• Constructed with a combination of perforated and non-perforated top grain drum dyed leather (1.2-1.4 mm)
• Aerodynamic speed hump with perforated leather ventilation
• CE approved shoulder, elbow and knee protectors
• Triple and double stitched with high strength, bonded nylon thread
• Accordion style expansion panels at shoulders, elbows, waist and knees for increased flexibility and a performance fit
• Heavy duty, 600 denier stretch nylon panels in the arms, inseam and calves for ease of movement
• Molded shoulder protectors with integrated ventilation intake vents
• Rotated sleeves and pre-curved legs for comfort and performance in the riding position
• Cuffs feature a spring-loaded zipper pull to eliminate flapping
• EVA foam padded collarbone protection panels
• Mesh lining throughout enhances air circulation and comfort
• Convenient, inner chest pocket
• Cortech knee sliders and storage bag included

Track boots HH-8591-0109-40  Next you are going to need a comfortable pair of boots that perform just as good your bike. We can get you in a pair of these awesome boots as long as you wear between a size 7 and 14. The list of features is unreal and for those interested in a good boot, here’s what you’ll get:

• Vented Mycro Tech™ upper
• Air-Mesh™ breathable lining
• Vented contour TPU heel protection
• Padded front and rear ankle area
• Molded plastic replaceable toe slider
• VR two colored sole for reliable grip
• Autolock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro® flap
• Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability
• Molded TPU shin guard backed with shock absorbing material
• Shock absorbing latex foam on flex panels
• TPU shift pad
• Pre-formed orthopedic vibration-absorbing foot bed
• TecnoGI Thermoplastic toe cap

Track Gloves Latigo HH-8391-0101-03 Lastly, I want to hit on the gloves. With so many choices available today, you need to select the ones that provide you with as many features as you are looking for. Check out these gloves available from Cortech and the benefits they deliver:

• Grade A leather backhand and gauntlet with perforated leather forchettes
• Supple abrasion-resistant leather palm and thumb is covered with a second layer of reinforced leather with Kevlar interlining in palm area
• Silicon printed anti-slip throttle guard and fingertips
• Palm area also has padded rubber for additional comfort, shock absorption and protection
• TPU molded polyurethane knuckle and finger protection, with dense foam wrist and gauntlet armor
• Padded rubber protectors on back of thumb for extra protection
• Pre-curved palm and fingers combine with finger expansion panel to reduce hand fatigue and improve dexterity
• Velcro® wrist strap with rubberized puller, adjust accordingly
• Protective gauntlet cuff with a rubberized gauntlet strap puller for ease of operation
• Perforated leather keeps hand comfortable in high temperatures
• Soft, moisture wicking, brushed fleece interior lining

I know I didn’t include a helmet in this track gear article for a few reasons. Helmet preferences are as personal as socks and underwear. Some people choose them by color, by design available, others have a certain way they fit, and yet others choose whats is popular. The best advice I can give you is choose a DOT or Snell certified helmet and make sure it is fitted properly.

When you roll out onto the track, you want to perform as good as you look and Cortech makes that possible. Feature packed riding gear will give you the confidence of true rider protection while honing your skills and having fun. Contact K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) for all your track gear needs and know you are outfitted with the best.

*As always, ride responsibly and wear the proper protective gear.