• MOTORRAD Magazin Buy Recommendation• Unlined• Titanium covered Carbon-Aramid shell to protect knuckles• Highly abrasion resistant Sting Ray leather covered Carbon shell side & finger protection• SUPROTECT shock-absorbing foam• Kangaroo leather• KEVLAR reinforced panels• Pre-formed crumple free palm
HELD just raised the bar: The new Titan motorcycle racing gloves over came the competition by fitting better, "outstanding" protection, excellent dexterity and a direct feel for the bike and road. Titanium covered Carbon-fibre knuckle shells: The Carbon-Aramid shells are covered in Titanium for the best protection. Side of hand reinforcement: Carbon-fibre shells with Sting Ray leather reinforcements keep your sides protected. Sting Ray leather innovation: Ball of thumb and knuckles are protected with highly abrasion resistant leather made from Sting Ray skins. These are backed with shock absorbing pads to ensure that a falling rider slides more easily and with less chance of fractured limbs. Safe construction: One of the most vulnerable parts of our hands are the little fingers which easily twist in an accident; As a result the Titan protects the little and the ring finger with KEVLAR all round and finger sleeves are slightly joined to reduce the risk of twisting (finger bridge). Comfort all round: HELD use step seam machines when making the Titan gloves; Step seams mean there is no inner welt to the seam which creates a flatter surface with fewer pressure and abrasion points. And that gives you greater comfort and better control! In Europe, only HELD have the machinery to manufacture gloves with step seams. Real grip, astonishing control, amazing protection.
Highly abrasion resistant Kangaroo leather outer, colour fast and sweat proof
Step seam construction to avoid pressure points and improve the 'feel' of the road
Pre-formed crumple free palm
Tunnel strap for a more comfortable wrist adjustment
Carbon/GRP shells to protect side of hands and knuckles
Knuckle shell with KEVLAR (branded fibre) ceramic polymer matrix coating
Highly abrasion resistant Sting Ray leather panels backed with shock absorbing gel pads
SUPROTECT special shock absorbing foam back and thumb
Back, thumb, little and ring finger fully protected with KEVLAR
Brand: Held Motorcycle Clothing
Category: Motorcycle Gloves, Track & Road Gloves
Motorrad edition 9/2009 tested 13 motorcycle racing gloves. The HELD Titan achieved the verdict "TEST WINNER" and was awarded the coveted "Motorrad Kauftipp" Best Buy recommendation.
Their Verdict: "There is no motorcycle glove with better impact protection or a more perfect fit!"
The following characteristics made the HELD Titan a great performer:
"Almost perfect fit"
"Very good road feel"
"Outstanding impact protection"
"Effective use of Kevlar"
"Highly effective cuff closure"
"Excellent production quality"
"Visor wiper integrated in left glove"
"No negative points to note"
Of the 13 gloves only 2 were recommended, both of which were manufactured and designed by HELD.
RiDE Test Winner!
TESTER'S NOTES on the HELD Titan:
A full 10/10 in the abrasion test is backed up by 8/10 in the impact test and an above-average seam strength score. Although the cuff is bulky if worn inside asleeve, our road tester loved these gloves, praising their ventilation, comfort and feel. They wore-in quickly, too. They finish equal on points with the Alpinestars [GP Tech gloves].
Wrist restraint 6/10
Impact protection - 8/10
Abrasion - 10/10
Seam strength - 6/10
Road testing - 9/10
Total = 19 out of 50 (highest marks given)
Motorrad’s Annual Survey of the BEST brands according to their readers!
HELD Motorcycle Gloves were rated BEST in the market, ahead of Dainese, Alpinestars, Hein Gericke, amongst others.