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Old 06-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with the Motoport Kevlar riding gear?

http://www.motoport.com/

All the info shows gear to be cool in summer, tougher than leather, and even approved for racing applications. Price ain't cheap, but if it really is tougher than a leather riding suit, as well as cool in the summer, it would be worth it.
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Anyone have experience with the Motoport Kevlar riding gear?

http://www.motoport.com/

All the info shows gear to be cool in summer, tougher than leather, and even approved for racing applications. Price ain't cheap, but if it really is tougher than a leather riding suit, as well as cool in the summer, it would be worth it.
Two MUST READ articles, about the company, their gear development, and the science behind it.

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Real life story of a 70 MPH crash, on rough asphalt, in Motoport gear.

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I considered buying some a couple of months ago. I read some mixed reviews about the stuff though. I don't remember the specifics of the negative comments but I think they mostly centered around fit and have to send it back to get better fitted. I ended up going with an Olympia 2 piece suit that I was able to try on in the store before buying. Then I crash tested it on my 2nd day of wearing it lol
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Being custom made, to size and specification, I had to wait 7 weeks. My jacket arrived last week, and I could not be more pleased!

First ride in it, I left the house about 6:30 am, to meet up with the group, for 7 am KSU. With dew still in the air, I was actually chilly. Mind blowing how something 10 times tougher than leather, can flow air so incredibly well. During the ride, everyone else was sweating and hot at the stoplights, and I was cool and dry.

My pants are running behind, as they came up short on a particular color of the Kevlar required. Hopefully arrive the middle of Sept. Fingers crossed that they are as amazing as the jacket. More to come then...
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Being custom made, to size and specification, I had to wait 7 weeks. My jacket arrived last week, and I could not be more pleased!

First ride in it, I left the house about 6:30 am, to meet up with the group, for 7 am KSU. With dew still in the air, I was actually chilly. Mind blowing how something 10 times tougher than leather, can flow air so incredibly well. During the ride, everyone else was sweating and hot at the stoplights, and I was cool and dry.

My pants are running behind, as they came up short on a particular color of the Kevlar required. Hopefully arrive the middle of Sept. Fingers crossed that they are as amazing as the jacket. More to come then...
Pants showed several weeks back now, and I have had a chance to do several rides, including two rides over 200 miles. Pants felt a bit bulky, at first, but disappeared once on the bike. The armor in these is extensive, and takes a while to mold to your body. The armor panels are fairly flat, and it takes body heat for them to start shaping around you. The more I wear them, the more comfortable they get. Can't say enough for the flow of air, through the Kevlar mesh. Had a few rides, where I was pretty chilly, in the early morning. Top notch stuff. Highly recommend it.
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I am considering a set of these. Which Jacket and Pants did you get? Also, I read where someone was concerned the Kevlar Mesh may scratch their paint on the tank from the pants. What's your take on that?
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For the jacket, I went with the Air Mesh Kevlar (http://www.motoport.com/index.php?op...d=27&Itemid=15) in gray & black, as seen in the first two small photos. For pants, I went with the Police Air Mesh Kevlar (http://www.motoport.com/index.php?op...d=29&Itemid=15) in black, with no stripe down the side. I opted for zip up pockets, the zip Velcro cuff, and zip to connect. That allows the pants to zip to the jacket, for more of a one piece functionality. A better photo of what the pant styling looks like, is here: (http://www.motoport.com/index.php?op...d=29&Itemid=15)

I had read the note about scratching paint, as well. They are not nearly as rough, or scratchy, as I expected. My tank is more of a matte finish, and I have no problems at all. If your tank had a really high gloss clear coat, I could see that you might get some hazing, but I doubt any deep scratches. The front part of the pant is the mesh & the rear is the stretch. So, only a small part of what contacts the tank, is rough.
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Thanks for the info. That is the same jacket i was considering. I like the fact you can get the two piece liner. I like the design of the pants, but sounds like you can only get the waterproof liner with them. Was thinking about getting the non mesh front because of that, but wasn't concerned that might be a little hot here in the summer.

Did you upgrade them to the quad armor and add the sacrum armor to the pants?
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