In the past two blog posts, you’ve read us talking about D3O technology, but we haven't taken the time to explain what this exactly means. If you are an experienced rider, you probably have heard about it. But do you know what it is exactly?
D3O® specifically is a company based in South London, which developed impact protection and shock absorption solutions through D3O® technology products. D3O® tech is an elastic and soft dough, while managed slowly, that is able to harden when faced to a quick-strong impact. Sounds like magic huh?
D3O® offers the thinnest and most advanced protection against knocks and drops. You can find its protection present in protective gear, such as helmets or gloves for soldiers, professional athletes, industrial workers and motorcyclists.
What makes this D3O® products such a beauty? Since it can transform from soft to a really hard matter in milliseconds, it provides high protection for bikers on each of their rides, allowing them to wear comfortable and safe gear.
The D3O® patent was awarded in 2002, and ever since they had applied their technology to a wide variety of products, including protection for the US military and NFL football helmets. Luckily for us, D3O® is available in different sizes and shapes for motorcycle protective gear, they have created different inserts for jackets, pants, gloves, boots, etc.
Umberto Luce is one of the very few brands that has incorporated such technology to offer a superior protection on motorcycle footwear, placing a D3O® pad on the ankle and shoe tongue precisely to protect you from tibia and fibula fractures, which are part of the most common injuries for motorcyclists.
Meet some of our incredible models with D3O protection...
Are you still curious about the technology? You can visit the official D3O® webpage for more information: www.d3o.com