Cape Town, South Africa, February 19, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- The first batch of Leatt-Brace™ MOTO GPX Sport braces were purchased by BMW at the request of Andreas Geisinger, head of riders’ equipment, BMW Motorrad in Munich, Germany to be used for further testing at the BMW Motorrad Accident Research facility and by BMW Motorrad test riders. These braces were manufactured to BMW specifications in the BMW colors of grey and black. Images of these BMW/Leatt-Brace™ MOTO GPX models can be viewed on the Company website at
The majority of the braces from this batch will be allocated to the BMW Motorrad works and test riders, who will be assessing the braces in terms of comfort and practicality. Ongoing research and development of the brace is being conducted in cooperation with BMW, who are evaluating the feasibility of incorporating the brace within the existing BMW safety clothing range.
“I am very proud of this achievement and everyone who has worked so hard to bring the production of the braces online,” said Dr. Christopher Leatt, President and C.E.O. of the Leatt Corporation, and added, “I am equally exited to see that some of the first production quality braces to be bought and paid for have rolled off of our production line and have been delivered to BMW.”
The collaboration with BMW Motorrad, Munich, Germany, is expected to result in the Leatt Corporation supplying regular orders of braces to BMW later in the year. There can be no assurances that the research and development conducted at BMW Motorrad will lead to any further business relationship between BMW/BMW Mottorrad and the Leatt Corporation, or that the developments described herein will produce any significant revenues or profits for the Leatt Corporation.
About The Leatt Corporation: The Leatt Corporation is the exclusive global distributor of the Leatt-Brace™, a Neck Brace designed to prevent or lessen the severity of potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck). The manufacture and development of the core products currently take place at the Leatt Corporation’s offices in Cape Town, South Africa, which are situated at the headquarters of Leatt Brace Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
For more information on the Leatt-Brace™, please visit the company website at www.leatt-brace.com. The contents of the website are not part of this press release.
BMW (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: BMW AG, Pink Sheets: BYMOF) is an international manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and related products. For more information about BMW Motorrad, please go to their website www.bmw-motorrad.de.
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