Back To:   |  Vintage Motorcycles   |  Sport & Racing Motorcycles   |  Custom Motorcycles

Motorcycle Racing Leathers Race Suits & Protective Gear



Racing Motorcycles


Moto GP   |  AMA Superbike   |  Production Superbikes   |  Racing Links

Motorcycle Leather Racing Suits & Protective Gear

This page contains links to suppliers and manufacturers of top-quality racing apparel, racing protective gear, custom tailored or custom made one-piece leather motorcycle racing suits and track suits; and CE-approved and certified carbon fiber and/or kevlar protective gear, helmets, boots, gloves, knee slidders, and other sport/racing motorcycle clothing related items and merchandise.



For off the track, street duty, there are also several lighter-weight textile sport jackets and pants made with Schoeller-Keprotec® and Schoeller-Dynatec® kevlar, ballistic nylon, Cordura 500, and CE-approved hard-foam or Hiprotec body armor that offer a similar level of protection to their leather counterparts.






Custom Motorcycle Racing Suits & One-Piece Leathers


Helimot European Accessories

Custom Made One-Piece Leather Motorcycle Racing Suits
1141 Old Bayshore Hwy
San Jose, CA 95112
www.helimot.com


Lindo Leatherwear - Zooni Leathers

Custom Leather Track Suits
2618 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
www.zoonileathers.com


Vanson Leathers

Custom Tailored Leather Motorcycle Racing Suits
951 Broadway
Fall River, MA 02724
www.vansonleathers.com


Manx Leathers

Custom Made One-Piece Motorcycle Racing Suits
Glen Road
Laxey, Isle of Man
www.manxleathers.com



Motorcycle Sport & CE-approved Racing Body Armor


Bohn Body Armor - Carbon Kevlar

Chest & Back Protectors
166 Eaton Rd, #A
Chico, CA 95973
www.bohnarmor.com/


Dainese Body Armor

Chest, Back, Knee & Neck Protectors
Via dell'Economia, 91
36060 Molvena (VI) - Italy
www.dainese.com



Sport & Road Racing Motorcycle Boots


Frey-Daytona Racing Boots

Bahnhofstra 5+6
D-84307 Eggenfelden, Germany
www.daytona.de


Helimot European Accessories

Dealer for Frey-Daytona Security Evo Boots
1141 Old Bayshore Hwy
San Jose, CA 95112
www.helimot.com




Motorcycle Sport & Racing Gloves


Helimot Gloves

H-20, Buffalo Pro, Racing, & Buffalo 365, F-108 Sport Gloves
1141 Old Bayshore Hwy
San Jose, CA 95112
www.helimot.com


Racer Gloves (PROCAR GmbH)

Airforce, High-End, & Multi-Top Damen Racing Gloves
Tischlerstraže 4
A-4050 Traun, Austria
www.racer.at


Kushitani USA

Kushitani GPR IV Racing Gloves
059 Lincoln Blvd #E
Marina Del Rey CA 90292
www.kushitani.com


Held USA Gloves

Phantom Kevlar Racing Gloves
1232 Commerce Street
Conover NC 28613
www.heldusa.com


Alpinestars GP Pro Racing Gloves

GP Pro Racing Gloves at Kneedraggers
243 Quigley Blvd Suite A
New Castle, DE 19720
www.kneedraggers.com


REV'IT! GT Corse Racing Gloves

Postbus 103
5340 AC Oss, The Netherlands
www.revit.eu


Dainese Racing Gloves

Dainese Duel, X-Knuckles, & Full Metal Racing Gloves at Kneedraggers
243 Quigley Blvd Suite A
New Castle, DE 19720
www.kneedraggers.com



Off-The-Rack - Leather Motorcycle Racing Suits


Dainese One-Piece Leather Pro Replica Racing Suits

Dainese Racing Suits at Kneedraggers
243 Quigley Blvd Suite A
New Castle, DE 19720
www.kneedraggers.com


Alpinestars Racing Replica Leather Suits

Alpinestars Pro Racing Replica Suits at Kneedraggers
243 Quigley Blvd Suite A
New Castle, DE 19720
www.kneedraggers.com



Motorcycle Sport & Racing Apparel Manufacturers


REV'IT! Engineered Skin

Postbus 103
5340 AC Oss, The Netherlands
www.revit.eu


Dainese Leathers

Via dell'Economia, 91
36060 Molvena (VI) - Italy
www.dainese.com


Sidi Sport SAS Boots & Leathers

Via Bassanese, 79
31010 Maser, Treviso Italy
www.sidisport.com


Oxtar Racing Boots (TCX Boots)

via G. Ferraris, 56
31044 Montebelluna (TV)
www.tcxboots.com


Aerostich

8 S 18th Ave W
Duluth, MN, 55806
www.aerostich.com



Motorcycle Sport, Racing Leathers & Apparel Retailers


Road Rider Motorcycle Accessories

2897 Monterey Road
San Jose, California 95111 USA
www.roadridermca.com


Knee Draggers Racing Apparel

243 Quigley Blvd Suite A
New Castle, DE 19720 USA
www.kneedraggers.com


Motostrano Supermoto

926 Broadway
Redwood City, California 94063 USA
www.motostrano.com



CE-approved Body Armor & Protective Gear

The "CE-approved" labeling on certain products denotes a protective item or "PPE" (Personal Protective Equipment) that met, or exceeded the European Union's unified testing standards and procedures for CE certification, when tested and approved by an independent, government approved testing agency.

Any piece of CE-certified or CE-approved protection is typically effective in absorbing the shock impact for a single event, due to the structural design of a crushable material. The "CE-approved" labeling of certain garments only refers to the individual protectors, and not the entire garment.

For additional information, go to: www.pva-ppe.org.uk


Abrasion Resistance - Leathers vs Textiles

If you have ever experienced road rash you know how important this debate is. As evidenced by the universal use of leather in professional motorcycle racing, when it comes to abrasion resistance, leather can't be beat - although not all leather is the same.

Hide thickness (typically around 1.4mm to 1.5mm+ for the best track suits), thickness uniformity, grain structure, hide type, and hide selection all play an important role in the effectiveness of a leather garment. Because leather is a variable natural product, it cannot be "tested" in the same way as a man-made textile product.

The friction of a slide can easily generate enough heat to melt most synthetic textile materials, potentially causing sever burns. The introduction of Kevlar into textile fabrics blends such as Schoeller-Keprotec® and Schoeller-Dynatec® (as made by Schoeller Textil AG) is meant to mitigate this melting effect, but Kevlar material, with its higher tensile strength, my have less elasticity than materials such as Cordura® 500 Nylon (as made by INVISTA).

Blended Kevlar/Nylon is an attempt to compromise between the two, but the Nylon component can still melt under high friction/heat. Liner material can add an extra level of protection against burns caused by melting nylon.

For street use, textiles may be more practical due to their lower weight, breathability/coolness, and higher weather resistance, but these are compromises made between safety and convinience.


For additional information, go to:

Schoeller Textil AG
INVISTA Cordura®
Aerostich - Kevlar vs Cordura Nylon






Reviews on Motorcycle Race/Sport & Touring Clothing


Web Bike World International, LLC
www.webbikeworld.com






  
Copyright © 2008 KHI, Inc. All rights reserved.
  
  
Home Page
Alpinestars Leather One-Piece Race Suits
Arai Motorcycle Helmets
Sidi Boots
Shoei Motorcycle Helmets