Harley-Davidson’s HD Grit Joins Wiley X Eyewear Lineup
The new HD Grit – part of the Harley-Davidson Performance Eyewear line from Wiley X, Inc. – is packed with unique, vision enhancing features that motorcycle enthusiasts will love. And like the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand from which it takes its name, the HD Grit is built for life on the open road.
As a member of Wiley X’s Active Series, the new HD Grit provides riders with sleek design and a snug fit. Special rubberized nose pads and temple grips add to wearing comfort, and keep the HD Grit securely in place during long rides on hot, bumpy, windy roads.
With its wraparound styling and standard Wiley X ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety rating, the HD Grit provides riders with clear, unobstructed vision and protection against a wide range of highway hazards. In fact, Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of protection in every pair of sunglasses it makes – making the HD Grit a pair to be reckoned with.
Motorcycle riders have a unique and direct connection with the road surface, making the ability to clearly decipher road contour, digital gauges and rapidly changing surroundings critical to riding safety. The vision experts at Wiley X know this, and have developed its new lens technology specifically for riders and the Harley-Davidson® Performance Eyewear Line.
The HD Grit incorporates Wiley X’s exclusive Partial Polarized (PPZ˙) lenses, based on the company’s shatterproof Selenite˙ polycarbonate construction and proven eight-layer Filter 8˙ polarizing technology. With 14% light transmission and 70% polarization, this innovative lens provides the glare-cutting advantages of Wiley X polarization while maintaining the distortion-free vision daytime riders need.
These breakthrough PPZ lenses provide crystal clear viewing of digital gauges, which often have their own UV coating. This same technology provides riders with a high-definition view of the riding surface at all angles – even when looking through a bike’s windshield. These advanced lenses feature an additional frontal layer of Silver Flash, Multi-Coat Z-Oxide Mirror over the Smoke tint, further absorbing environmental glare and providing clear, unobstructed vision.
Myles Freeman Jr. (Wiley X Co-Founder) says: “We looked at the conditions and environments in which riders enjoy their passion – a constantly changing surface, passing from bright sun to shade and back again, and constant glare from nearby cars, buildings and objects. We took all these things into consideration and using our vision expertise, we set out to develop the ultimate lens for daytime riding.
“New PPZ lens technology eliminates glare without the distortion or halo effects caused by some polarized lenses in a riding environment. The result is a crystal-clear view of the road and your surroundings that’s like watching High Definition TV,” Freeman added.
To find out more about the new HD Grit with advanced PPZ lens technology – or the entire Harley-Davidson Performance Eyewear line by Wiley X – visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 · Telephone: (800) 776-7842 · Or visit online at harleydavidsoneyewear.com.