Covec produces materials specifically for use within the motorcycle industry. When developing a material for this purpose there are three main areas that should be taken into account.

  • Abrasion Resistance

    Albeit the most obvious, this is the most crucial part of the puzzle. Pound for pound, Covec materials offer incredibly high values for abrasion resistance. (It’s important to note that other materials in the market may focus on cut resistance or impact abrasion as opposed to this area).

  • Low Thermal Transfer

    Covec is a material that offers an incredibly high melting point, not starting to break down until around 180 degrees. This means that while the temperature will still increase through friction during a slide, the material will not start to break down. This offers a vast improvement in rider safety and offers a much higher level of protection against burns as well as abrasion. Materials falling into the classification of UHMWPE begin to break down at around 70 degrees — a temperature easily attained in a slide.

  • Longevity

    The last vital quality of a protective motorcycle material is longevity. When you purchase a product, you want it to last. Covec is a material that is not impacted by UV or moisture regain so if you wear it in the rain, put it in the wash or wear the product outside

Use in Motorsport

An example of Covec in action would be best found in Speedway. In a sport in which you’re being propelled by a 500cc 85kg motorcycle with no brakes you need to ensure only the highest level of protection. Our FIM variant of Covec ‘Webtech FR’ has replaced the majority of suits utilised within the UK leagues, previously using Aramind or UHMWPE.

Covec is also utilised in tandem with leather in the Japanese superbike series, Utilising Webtech Air.

This image shows Jason Crump (3x world champion) leading Rory Schlien (British Champion) both in Covec Webtech FR suits

You can easily fall deep into the technicalities of materials utilised within the industry.

Short chemistry lesson. There are core groups in the industry and variants of those based on bond structure.

The most popular groups are Polyamides, Polyarylates and Polyethylenes and offer different properties. You then have more advanced variants of these based on bond structure, some of which you would’ve heard before.

Aromatic (or cyclic) bonds are some of the strongest bond types are seen within a lot of the top forming materials. Covec classifies as a Polyarylate. An aromatic variant of polyester with its more complex structure. You then have Aromatic (ara) Polyamides (mid) and UHMWPEs which are more complex variants of Polyethylene.

Covec materials offer unparalleled protection across all the categories stated above needed to develop a purpose built material.

How does this translate to the road?

  • With years of development both on and off the track we arrive at our latest range. The material that sets us apart now comes into our range in a single layer form. We’ve developed this to offer no compromise. Performance, fit and longevity rolled into one.
  • The Bull-it offering gives no external indication as to what's going on underneath, as is the point of having a motorcycle jean. A product that you can use anytime, anywhere without compromising your safety.
  • With years of development both on and off the track we arrive at our latest range. The material that sets us apart now comes into our range in a single layer form. We’ve developed our offering to offer the best product for the road.

The 2024 Collection

Our competitively-priced range has been carefully designed to cater for riders of every height and build. This accessibility and inclusivity together with unparalleled protection, fit, comfort and style makes us confident that once you try Bull-it, you’ll never want to ride in anything else.

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