We have always developed products with the highest priority on how to improve rider safety.
In particular, the protector effective for protecting the rider in the event of an accident is quickly noticed, and we have achieved a lineup of protector quality and lineup that is comparable to other brands around the world.
Our motorcycle wear is basically equipped with a protector.
With regard to particularly important chest protectors, we have derived the importance of chest protectors based on our own research and many years of experience as early as before the market demanded, and have made standardization of rider jacket possible.
With regard to the performance of the protector, we have deployed in Japan the first protector that has acquired CE level 2 CE standards with superior shock absorption at the shoulder, elbow, knee, spine, and back in each major part. It is.
There is no doubt that protectors are important for improving safety, but they are positioned as passive safety to reduce damage to the body after an accident occurs.
In the future, Komine will focus not only on passive safety, but also on active safety on how accidents can be prevented.
A product that uses a highly reflective fabric named HR.
Right-hand accidents are a high percentage of motorcycle deaths.
This indicates that the percentage of motorcycles that die at the intersection is killed by a collision with the opposite car when turning right.
Another accident statistic shows that the motorcycle deaths occur frequently during the early morning and evening twilight hours.
The answer derived from these data shows how important it is for riders to be aware of the presence of oncoming vehicles because motorcycles are less likely to be noticed by oncoming vehicles depending on the time of day.
How to make riders easy to see from the surroundings is an answer to active safety for motorcycle riders, and it is also important that fashion is established as a fashion, but one solution that realizes it is our HR.
In the future, we will continue to develop products from the perspective of both active safety and passive safety to see how safely riders can bring them.
A motorcycle is a very primitive vehicle compared to a car. Although the times have progressed and the performance has evolved, there are two wheels, only 2 people can ride, the luggage that can be carried is extremely limited, the summer is extremely hot, the winter is extremely cold, and I encountered an accident There is no doubt that it is a vehicle that can easily become serious in some cases.
But we like motorcycles.
The feeling of riding directly on the brain, such as the wind, season, speed, openness, and sprinting feeling of riding a motorcycle, is an attraction that cannot be felt by other vehicles.
Small motorcycles have elements for travel, and large motorcycles have a large number of hobby elements, and there are missing elements that can be supplemented with equipment depending on the application.
We analyze the missing elements by application and always make an effort to find the best solution using the technology that can be adopted at that time.
The product development team, which has developed over 70 years of experience and know-how, repeats sample tests, confirms functionality, and commercializes products under development.
In addition, KOMINE LAB has been launched since 2019 to analyze products more scientifically for future product development.
This is an in-house research institution that evaluates existing products and products under development from their own perspectives and methods to develop more functional products.
First of all, we conducted a thermal insulation experiment under the wind speed of 40km / h for the new winter jacket in fall / winter 2019.
This test has made it possible to measure the heat insulation effect objectively and quantitatively and to understand the heat insulation performance of each jacket .
The results also confirmed that the thermal insulation effect is enhanced by the presence of the chest protector and the level of protection performance.
From this result, it can be assumed that wearing a chest protector will increase the thermal insulation effect and make the ride in winter more comfortable, and as a result, increasing concentration on boarding will help prevent accidents. I can guess that.
KOMINE LAB will continue to demonstrate this issue in the future.
In the future, we will establish further independent tests and constantly develop innovative high-performance products.
One of Komine's basic principles is that no matter how good a product is, if it is not used by customers, it has no idea.
In other words, if you realize an affordable price as much as possible, you can use it for more customers.
To achieve this, Komine is thorough in reducing costs.
To that end, we have set up production bases all over the world and conducted a series of operations from planning and development, production management, quality control, and importing without any intermediaries. It is realized to provide.
Taking the protector as an example, the absolute number of problems is inevitable that even if it is a price that only some people can reach, no matter how good the product is, the chance of reducing motorcycle deaths is low. .
In order to realize a price range that is accessible to as many users as possible, we thoroughly identify points that can reduce costs without sacrificing safety, resulting in cost-effective and reliable protectors. It has been realized.
They have been sold as standard equipment for motorcycle jacket for nearly 20 years.
We know that our protectors are not enough to prevent accident damage.
However, we believe that if the presence or absence of our protector is in a situation that separates life and death, it will definitely work.
As a result, with the belief that the widespread adoption of this single protector must reduce motorcycle fatalities, we have always realized cost effectiveness so that we can offer as many comine products as possible. Continue to strive to do.
Our company was founded in 1947 and has grown along with the evolution of motorization in Japan while changing its business format according to the times.
In that history, Komine manufactured motorcycles in the old days, manufactured and sold specialized wears that considered rider safety, and developed helmets that passed Snell standards. We have always been developing products with the highest priority on what is better and what can be achieved.
Our company philosophy is "Better Safety-Products with higher safety", "High Function-Products with higher functionality", and "High Cost Effectiveness-Products with higher cost-effectiveness". There are three elements.
We believe these three factors will result in a rich experience for motorcycle users.
As a manufacturer of motorcycle equipment, we believe that it is natural to provide products with higher safety and higher performance.
The most important issue is "How to realize a price range that is easy to reach for users with high-value products".
This is because we believe that high-performance motorcycle equipment with excellent safety will be delivered to more people.
Beyond that, with as many riders as possible using our equipment, our products work directly or indirectly to reduce the number of motorcycle deaths even in one case. The belief and conviction that it should be useful.
The idea has been accepted, and now we have a distributor in 14 countries around the world, not only in Japan but also in the Asian region.
We will continue to strive to provide all riders with innovative and safe products that provide a safer and more comfortable experience at a more affordable price.
Komine Co., Ltd.
KOMINE CO., LTD.
1-38-16 Machiya Arakawa-ku, Tokyo Ryoko Machiya Building 2F
Planning, manufacturing and sales of motorcycle equipment