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Triumph launches the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection of performance wear and casual clothing

Triumph Motorcycle’s latest range of performance rider wear and casual clothing focuses on technology and innovation while also featuring key new styles that are inspired by the motorcycle manufacturer’s heritage. Available exclusively from Triumph’s authorised dealer network, the new collection features performance garments designed to tackle to winter as well as casual lines for wearing off-bike.

Sports Performance and Technology

Headlining the AW11 range is the first motorcycle performance garment to incorporate specially designed LED light technology for increased rider visibility. The Sympatex Light Jacket is a top of the range all weather jacket that has wearable LED technology built in. Powered by a lightweight battery, the LEDs can be switched on and off as required to give the rider additional daytime and night-time visibility. The jacket is also
a fully capable, top of the range waterproof riding jacket. Using Sympatex membrane technologies, the Light Jacket is 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable.

Constructed from DuPont Cordura and Airtex fabric, it also includes a removable storm collar, internal storm guard, removable thermal lining and CE Knox protectors to the elbow and shoulders.

For riders not wanting to change their jackets, the Light Vest uses the same wearable LED technology built in to a high visibility vest.

Adding to the adventure inspired range is the Kalahari Jacket and Jeans. Designed to perform whatever the weather, the Kalahari can switch from a waterproof thermal jacket to a fully perforated summer jacket, thanks to the large hidden mesh vents to the chest, forearm and back. Constructed from 600 denier polycordura and 500 denier Cordura, Superfabric ceramic shoulder and elbow panels are added for increased abrasion and tear resistance.

Focused on the urban street sports rider are the Harrier Jacket and Spitfire Jacket that combine sports styling with functionality. The Harrier Jacket is constructed from 1.2-1.4mm Brazilian cowhide and includes CE shoulder, elbow and back protectors while the inner lining includes multiple pockets for storage of phone, MP3 and other essentials.

The Spitfire Jacket is constructed from water repellent polycordura and Texland abrasion resistant fabric with a Tri-Tex waterproof membrane, removable thermal lining, hidden ventilation panels and CE protectors to the elbows, shoulders and back.

The new Acton 2 Jacket and Jeans join Triumph’s Rider Essential range that offers an entry level price point without compromising on quality. The Acton 2 Jacket is waterproof, windproof and breathable and includes a removable thermal lining, CE protectors and hidden ventilation panels.

The AW11 range sees a new range of heated technology with the introduction of the Thermotex Heated Jacket and Gloves. The jacket is a soft shell fabric construction that includes EXO2 heat technology. EXO2 is a heating source that includes no wires and gives a consistent and comfortable heat through to the lower back, kidney area and front abdomen. The jacket can be plugged in to a rechargeable battery or can be connected direct to the motorcycle’s auxiliary power socket.

Heritage Inspired

Triumph’s strength of heritage is further demonstrated within the clothing range this Autumn/Winter. New for the season is a collection of products that are influenced by Triumph’s link to the Ton-Up-Boys and Rockers of the 1950’s and 60’s with an official range with the Ace Café London. The Ace Café Jacket uses a classic black leather jacket styling with modern riding technologies. Subtle outer branding includes an Ace Café/Triumph pin badge to the collar with a bold black and white print to the inner removable lining. The Ace Café range also includes a t-shirt, mug, baseball cap and sew- on fabric patch.

The next edition to the officially licensed Steve McQueen collection sees a new jacket that is heavily influenced by the movie stars passion for motorsport and motorcycle racing. The McQueen 2 Special Edition Jacket once again pays homage to the motorcycle jackets that McQueen wore. The garment is constructed from a washed Bristex nylon outershell with a waterproof TriTex membrane, removable thermal lining
and CE protectors. The Steve McQueen signature is added to the sleeve with a printed lining featuring the famous Triumph rider.

Casualwear

In addition to the McQueen 2 Special Edition Jacket are casualwear items that are inspired by two motorcycles races that he took part in. The ISDT T-Shirt and Hoodie are based on his participation in the 1964 International Six Day Trials in East Germany while the 955 Race T-Shirt and Zip Thru are based on his entry to the 1962 cross country event called the Four Aces Moose Run, Adelanto, California. This was his second ever motorcycle race where he achieved third place in the novice division.

A collection of new heritage inspired t-shirts tell the story of Triumph’s past and this season the stories branch out to Japan, France, Italy and of course the USA. All t-shirts are 100% cotton with detailed pigment and discharge prints that tell the stories.

Included is the Japanese Auto-Racer T-Shirt that is influenced by a converted Triumph powered auto-racer that raced at speedway flat track events in the 1970s. The French inspired Montlhery tells the story of the original Thunderbird and the Parisian racetrack that was the destination for three Triumph test riders in 1949 and the Italian Importer recalls Bepi Koelliker, who was the original Triumph importer for Italy, who
raced customised Triumph’s in the late 1960’s that were most noticeable by their white exhaust downpipes.

As well as the official Triumph/Ace Café range of clothing and merchandise, the winter season sees the release of the 59 Club T-Shirt. The 59 Club was originally a Youth Club at the Eton Mission, Hackney Wick, London. In 1962, Father William Shergold held a service for motorcyclists. The reaction was huge and saw the addition of a bike section to the youth club and so the birth of the 59 Club. Today the 59 Club is still an active charity.

Casualwear inspired by the Union Flag is also added to the collection including the Racing T-Shirt and Hoodie, Maximum Torque T-Shirt and Grey Union T-Shirt, all of which are 100% cotton with a variety of cracked paint, pigment and discharge prints.

Ladies

Triumph’s range of dedicated ladies riding wear sees a new jacket added to the collection as well as a selection of new casualwear. The Chancery Leather Jacket is constructed from soft 1mm cowhide with subtle styling cues. A removable thermal lining a CE protectors are added as standard.

The ladies casual range includes simple and stylish designs such as the Navy Union Flag T-Shirt, Script Logo T-Shirt, Script Zip Thru and the Motorcycle Club T-Shirt.

Seasonal Gifts

A range of seasonal gift items are added to the range including new Junior t-shirts and a Racer Sleep-suit as well as new merchandise items such as baseball caps, an umbrella, mugs, belt buckles and key rings.