Top Leather Suits

Discussion in 'General' started by Mille R, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Dude, if you can kill a set of Vansons than you're gifted. Short of cut offs I can't remember seeing a dead pair.
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  2. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    1990 threw 1996 I had Dainese. They fit great and held up to some serious crashes! 1997 got custom syed hated ! Then I got some spidi they fit like a glove and are the best to date! Then 2002 I had some custom vanson they where nice. But then in 2014 I got my 1st set of rs taichi and they are by far the nicest leathers I have had to date bar none!!! Moto liberty :flag:customer service is as good if not better than the quality of the leathers!!! :clap:
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  3. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    Vanson suits have a live option?? lol
  4. omatter34

    omatter34 Well-Known Member

    I like my Pilot leathers more than the two Alpinestars suits that I had before. More comfortable and crashed better too.
  5. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Maybe it changed but didn't pilot use plastic zippers?
  6. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    That is true! And I had some friends that loved there z custom and they seemed too stick around for 5 plus years! If you wash them?! Again it all depends on how often they are used? And how much you crash and sweat in them? And how often you wash thoroughly. Dry and then condition them? :cool:
  7. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    Like bikes gear needs maintenance too for optimum longevity and performance
  8. galloway840

    galloway840 Well-Known Member

    Which model RS Taichi did you get?
  9. galloway840

    galloway840 Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a set of Dainese Misano D-air leathers. The fit isn't too great cause I need to lose the same 5-10lbs I've needed to lose for the last 2 seasons, so both the old and new leathers are a "snug fit". They seem nice, we shall see next season when I actually start regularly wearing them...
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  10. xTomKx

    xTomKx Well-Known Member

    I've had Alpinestars, Technic, Dainiese BMW suits. What I realized is that every manufacturer cuts their suit for different body style. Alpinestars fits well for the heavier riders. Technic is for no gut or short torso. With short legs and long torso the Dainese BMW suit fits me great.

    I have a buddy that is known to crash a lot. He had approximately 10 lowsides in a Dainese suit. This suit looks like it went through hell. Missing shoulder armor, scrapes all over and heavy abrasion. No holes. Suit is still usable.
  11. KneeDragger_c69

    KneeDragger_c69 Well-Known Member

    I'm quite sold on Berik... but no way to find them in North America :(

    Best one I've had was a Berik Moto GP in Kagaroo... Best suit ever had !
    Have a cow Berik now and looking for a new model for 2019.
  12. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    Not for sure the model? They are from 2010? Or around but I spent more to get the Japan grade leather . Soft like kangaroo but thicker and last longer from my own experience.
  13. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

  14. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

  15. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    And I do not store my kids leathers or my current being used leathers anywhere but inside my house! Old unused is in shop / garage the bikes like to see there old buddies.:crackup:
  16. bikerlifemate

    bikerlifemate Active Member

    I love my Spidi gear. I've had multiple 90mph+ crashes in my same suit and its held up perfectly fine and I was uninjured as well.
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  17. MotoGP69

    MotoGP69 Well-Known Member

    IMHO the RS Taichi suits made of Japanese leather seem to hold up the best, while their lower-level stuff seems on par with most other brands.
  18. socal

    socal Well-Known Member

    RS Taichi- Fantastic quality and Moto Liberty gives great guidance with fit.
    Kushitani- Beautiful garment but good luck finding them
    Dainese- A beast to break-in but eventually best fit for off the rack
    Vanson- Last forever but off the rack fit is terrible (I have the scars to prove it- sleeve turned) Also weigh a ton!

    Best bang for the buck is to buy a used suit is the WERA Board.
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  19. Newsshooter

    Newsshooter Well-Known Member

    Spidi and Spyke have both been good for me, I've had a couple suits from both companies. Usually bought as closeouts from Ebay UK. They have far more suits listed than in the US.
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  20. racesbikes

    racesbikes Fully Rigid Member

    Adding your height and weight information to your post would help narrow down your choices, some suits just aren't made for "American sized" riders.

    Are you looking for a suit to wear 15-20 times a year for the next decade, or a suit to wear 1-2 times a year until you switch to a new one in 3 years?

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