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Leather Motorcycle Jackets: What’s So Special?

FOUR (4) DIFFERENCES OF LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKETS
What the heck is so special about a “motorcycle” jacket? Wouldn’t any leather jacket (or other sturdy material) be just as useful?
There are a few unique features that differentiate a “true” motorcycle jacket from a motorcycle “fashion” jacket that would be sold in a leather goods store or discount store.
For the purposes of this article, I will focus on leather jackets and not textile jackets, although several of the differences will be just as applicable to textile motorcycle jackets.

A good leather “motorcycle” jacket …

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Motorcycle Touring Jackets

SIX FEATURES OF TOURING JACKETS
Many Motorcycle Touring Jacket have the following features for long-distance rider comfort:
1) They are usually waterproof to deal with the inevitable rain that a long-distance rider will encounter
2) Lots of pockets (inside and outside) for easy storage
3) Removable liner so that a touring motorbike rider can add/remove the liner as needed for different temperatures
4) High collar for better neck protection
5) Lots of armor (crash padding), typically in the elbows, shoulders and along the back. Some jackets also have chest armor
6) Vents that can be opened …

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Honda Motorcycle Jackets – Can They Make You a Winner?

HONDA MOTORCYCLE GIFT JACKETS
Since 1983, Honda has achieved distinction as a powerful contender in motorcycle Grand Prix racing, winning quite a number of top level titles and establishing its place in motorcycle history.
Honda is also a dominant motocross manufacturer, claiming many world championships.
For those of us who are not road-racing or off-road champions, we can still associate ourselves with Honda victories by riding whatever we want with our HONDA MOTORCYCLE JACKETS.
On the other hand, if you could care less about all that racing stuff, but just like the performance, styling, …

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Kawasaki Motorcycle Jacket = High Performance Gift

THE ULTIMATE KAWASAKI GIFT
Why wear a Kawasaki motorcycle jacket?
I don’t know. Why would you wear a jacket that advertises ANY maker?
The simple answer is that Kawasaki riders like Kawasaki jackets, apparel and anything else that says “Kawasaki” on it.
Which means a Kawasaki Jacket makes a great gift.
KAWASAKI RIDERS LIKE KAWASAKI GIFTS
However, I’m of the opinion that the gift jacket should come from Kawasaki. You see, if I’m going to wear a jacket that says “Kawasaki” on it (or any other bike maker), shouldn’t I get paid for advertising …

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Vintage Leather Motorcycle Jackets

YEARNING FOR THAT CLASSIC BIKER JACKET STYLE?
A style that harkens back to days when motorcycling was simpler?
When the majority of motorcycle jackets were made of leather?
And when you had two general styles of motorcycle leather jackets?
Vintage motorcycle jackets tended toward a greater simplicity: You either wore a black leather jacket, or one that had colored racing stripes or some variation, which represented a more sporting look.
To top things off, or in this case, to bottom things off, you might also want to consider some VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE BOOTS. These black, …