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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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What type of leathers, 1 or 2 piece?

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So I have had my Brutale for a couple of years now, and I am sorry to say that I still don't own a proper set of leathers. Currently my riding gear consists of the following:-

Icon Basehawk Jacket
Furygan Kevlar Jeans
Icon 1000 boots

So far this has served my needs as I don't ride a lot and the journeys I do are short and not what you would call spirited. However recently I have found myself going on longer faster runs and I feel a little exposed, and with a 6 day tour round S Ireland coming up this year I am looking to get a proper set of leather.

Currently I am looking at nearly new used gear as being on fixed term employment and a 2yr old daughter, funds are tight.

So the main reason for this post is to work out of a 1 or 2 piece suit is best. I am not a racer, and dont intend to go to the track in the near future. I have spotted a set of AGV Sport SP6 leathers on ebay for £119, both as 1 Piece suit and a 2Piece Suit. Just not sure wich would be the best bet.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AGVSPORT-...AAAOSwkChaorKP

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AGVSPORT-...kAAOSw~l5aoqnJ

I also clocked a nice MV AGUSTA Jacket that I like, Not sure its Genuine MV but looks smart and has CE armour in it.

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For just recreational riding I prefer a 2 piece suit. Make sure the jacket zips to the pants all the way round, not just a short tab at the back. It's nice to be able to shed the jacket while stopping for a meal or just to walk around. Can't do that in a one piece.

I own both. Alpinstar and a Lookwell MV one piece are for track use. I have a Lookwell MV 2-piece suit for everything else.

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2piece for me too and ditto on the zipping . Its a whole lot easier to take a crap with two piece leathers and walking around sightseeing or whatever when it is warm is easier too cause you can ditch the jacket
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It gets warm in Tassie?

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Ha, when I go to the north island it gets warm. Another advantage of two piece for the road is you generally get more pockets, good for storing all your speeding tickets
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It seems that you guys are confirming what I was already thinking, thanks. Looks like the 2 piece is the way to go for what I do.

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A jacket with a removable liner makes it more versatile for when itís a bit chilly given our climates are similar I get a lot more use out of mine cause of this.
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I went with a 1 piece I found on craigslist. Fits great, works great (I had a low side in it, slid over 25 feet, felt nothing).
In hindsight, a 2 piece would've been more ideal. For road riding, especially on hotter days, shedding the top part is an exercise I could do without. And I have one of those double zipper suits, which is easier than single.

The 1 piece suits look cooler, and indulged my fantasy of looking like a MotoGP racer, but don't really offer much more benefit.

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Road riding and a couple of twisties WITHOUT a trackday definitly go for a 2 piece suit. Make sure the jacket/pants zip together.
However if you're interested in doing some trackdays in the future definitly get a 1 piece suit. There are incidents that the zipper comes lose in a slide. Thats why alot of tracks demand 1 piece suit.

1 piece is always the best for safety.
I'd go for a 1 piece suit with a good undersuit so taking the leather suit off is no problem if you have to take a pits stop

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Something that I try and make sure on is that the inseam of the pants has leather and not fabric. It allows me to have better grip on the tank. Most people I ride with use tank grips with kevlar pants. I prefer leather on paint... don't care that much about the paint but do not like tank pads/grips for the look. I'm sure leather and tank grips are the best in terms of grip.

I have one and two pieces. I got the two piece for summer and being able to shed the top off. In reality I just keep the top on anyway. The other things to consider is perforated leather or not. I actually use the not perforated when it gets cold and hot. I also shut all my vents... otherwise when it gets over 98 degrees F(and it does especially near the pavement) its like a hair dryer so sealing yourself off works better.

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