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    Quote Originally Posted by RADRB8 View Post
    Have you checked out the Heroic Suits? I own one the custom suits and it has been awesome. See them at www.heroicracingapparel.com I also have the Heroic SPR-Pro Gloves... Todd definitely stands behind his products
    Lets just say...myself & Todd did some business many moons ago. The result of the transaction pretty much put him on my "Never do business again" list.
    Im sure he pitches, supports, and sells his product to the best of his ability. I hear he even brings a sewing machine to the track.
    But Taichi, Alpinestars, Dianese, (and many others) have forgotten more about leather suits than Heroic has learned.

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    Gimoto do custom or off the shelf leathers, made in italy (like your bike!)
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    Z custom here too. Love the suit, fits perfect, as a custom fit should.
    Ten years in I sent it back for new sleeves and a zipper recently.
    Sweat did it's thing on the leather. Now it is almost as good as new.
    I was advised a new custom 2 piece like I have would run about $1,500.
    Compare that to your off the rack fit Dainese etc, I think it's a hella deal.
    My Tuono suits me to a "T".
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2blueyam View Post
    I had a cheap AStars before this. Don't go that route, they are not very good suits. The high end AStars are probably fine from what I have heard.
    Yea, I'm personally not impressed with A-stars products. Had a few gloves now that pretty much fell apart after 2-3 months.

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    Haven't been able to get Alpinestars leathers to fit me. Either they or I am a weird shape.

    Dainese on the other hand fit me perfectly off the shelf, and they last! I must be the same dimensions as the average italian dude. I still wear my first set of leathers from 20+ years ago. In decent condition considering the age and super comfy.
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    I have recently bought a Motoport touring mesh jacket.
    It's the best fitting & functioning jacket I have worn and feels indestructible.
    http://www.motoport.com/product/mara...r-mesh-jacket/

    Motoport also make a one piece stretch Kevlar suit that they say can be used on race tracks in the US.
    They claim that stretch Kevlar is 5 X stronger that any race leather, won't break down over time and doesn't transfer heat the way leather does.
    It has been reported on this forum that Motoport stretch is very durable in a crash.
    http://www.motoport.com/product/gp-1-stretch-suit/

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    Quote Originally Posted by amok View Post
    Gimoto do custom or off the shelf leathers, made in italy (like your bike!)
    +1 with GMoto suite, made to measure, quite light, choose removable inner suite, choose drink pack in back ´hump' choose in built back protector.

    Team'up with Daytona G3 Grand Prix boots, also great

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    Just ordered a set of synthetic leathers from www.alienmoto.se last month- No animal skins, I didn't know myself but much safer safety rating then cheaper kangaroo skins etc. Sorry strange first post, buying a rs125 this week, just joined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbiec View Post
    Just ordered a set of synthetic leathers from www.alienmoto.se last month- No animal skins, I didn't know myself but much safer safety rating then cheaper kangaroo skins etc. Sorry strange first post, buying a rs125 this week, just joined.
    Please follow up. Very interested to hear about your experience.
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    I use MotoPort mesh on the street; that stuff is da bomb! It's the ONLY breathable option for me personally.

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    just gotta mention the 2 people with roo leathers that commented are both impressed with their life and crash durability, mine are 4 heavy track seasons old, 100 days? and have been down once at close to 100 mph and took it as well as any cow suit I've seen.
    if you try them you wont go back

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbiec View Post
    Just ordered a set of synthetic leathers from www.alienmoto.se last month- No animal skins, I didn't know myself but much safer safety rating then cheaper kangaroo skins etc. Sorry strange first post, buying a rs125 this week, just joined.
    Post up your experience with them, I'd never heard of them before you mentioned them. They sound very very interesting though.
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    Take a look here alienmoto.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice-prillia View Post
    Take a look here alienmoto.com


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    Sorry here http://www.alienmoto.se/



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice-prillia View Post
    Interesting. Anyone have crash experience with them?
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