Weise® have added two gloves to their range, both of which are CE-approved.
Named after the legendary Roman twins, Romulus and Remus join the handful of riding gloves that have passed the stringent testing for EN13594:2014 – “Protective gloves for motorcycle riders”.
Gloves are tested for abrasion-resistance, restraint (to assess the likelihood of the glove coming off the rider’s hand during an accident) and integrity (measuring the strength of seams or joints). Dexterity is also appraised, to ensure that the rider can still operate controls easily while wearing them, and there is even a durability test.
In addition, both Romulus and Remus pass the optional impact protection test for knuckle armour, as denoted by KP on the label.
Designed with the touring rider in mind, Romulus are made from tough, yet supple, full-grain leather, and are unlined to maximise feel and feedback through the handlebars.
Twin leather overlay on the palms provides extra abrasion protection and, to guard against impact, there is carbon shell armour on the fingers, thumbs and knuckles.
Both the cuffs and wrist are secured with Velcro for a snug fit and to help keep the gloves firmly in place in the event of a slide.
Romulus come in black, sizes S-3XL, priced £74.99 including VAT.
The short-cuff Remus are as equally at home on a sports or naked bike as they are on a retro, cruiser or scooter.
Like the Romulus, they’re full grain leather, which is perforated on the back of the hand and thumb to let in the cool air and allow heat and perspiration to escape.
The short cuff also fits comfortably under the wrist-fastenings of most riding jackets.
TPU reinforcements to knuckles, fingers and thumb, plus a twin leather overlay on the palm, provide all-round protection for the hand and peace of mind for the rider.
The Velcro-retained strap to the cuff makes sure the protection stays where it’s needed.
Weise Remus also come in black, sizes S-3XL, and cost £69.99 including VAT.
For full specifications and details on the complete range of Weise® motorcycle clothing and accessories, call The Key Collection on 0117 971 9200 or visit: www.thekeycollection.co.uk
Notes: prEN13594 2014 “Protective gloves for motorcycle riders” will replace the original EN 13594:2002 regulation, and widens its application to include not only gloves for professional use, but also all those used in motorcycle sports.