Leatt Lab

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, this is Leatt®’s home of research & development. Here Dr. Leatt and his team of engineers and designers conceptualise and test new products and constantly strive to improve existing products even further.

The facility features state-of-the-art testing and prototyping equipment that enables the team to take a product from conceptualisation, through testing, all the way to pre-production prototypes.

While the majority of Leatt®’s R&D gets done at the Cape Town facility, collaborations with international partners give our products an international flavour.

Dr. Leatt - MB ChB (UCT)

At the heart of the Leatt® Lab is Dr. Chris Leatt himself. A rider, father and inventor. Dr. Leatt was in the process of specializing in neurosurgery when he assisted in the treatment of a victim of a tragic motorcycle enduro accident. A fellow rider, Alan Selby, died on the track from a suspected neck injury.

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The philosophy of testing at Leatt® has been to develop test rigs and methods that allow comprehensive in-house testing and exploration of product performance.

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