MV Agusta Forum banner

1 - 20 of 43 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
greetings to all,
i am a soon to be owner of a brutale 1078RR. i am upgrading all my gear to go with this beautiful machine, and i want to know what people think of dainese.
i have already ordered the full metal racer gloves, and am lusting for the tattoo ykz jacket.
just want to get a few opinions before i make the very expensive plunge for that gorgeous jacket.
how does the sizing run? anybody crashed while wearing dainese?
how did your gear fare in the crash?
thanks for your help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,434 Posts
Deffinitely one of the best gear there is , expensive but worth every penny !!! A bit heavy for worm clima riding . A +++
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
516 Posts
They make great gear. The Full Metal Racer gloves are the best combo of safty and comfort out there, period. The boots are great as well, as they are comfortable and very simple. The suits and jackets run slim, so you'll deff want to try them on at a store prior to buying online. If you're not saving much, then I'd recomend buying in a store, as oposed to online, as you never really know the fit until you've worn them on your bike and walked around wearing the gear for a day or two.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
456 Posts
safety pro suite is the best piece of gear I own - motowheels has some good discounts
+1

I ordered all dainese gear from motowheels. Best price you can get anywhere in the US. Make sure you register first and then log in with your username and password. You will get an instant discount on everything you order. Fo e.g i got my jack for 669 instead of 799. Pretty good. The quality is amazing. It's not cheap but worth every penny and gear is the last thing i compromise on.

oh yeah and SIDI makes the best boots :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
735 Posts
i'm surprised Dainese doesn't make any gloves out of kangaroo. I'd say Helds are better than Dainese for gloves. Helds comes in more sizes too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,156 Posts
The high end gear are worth the extra $$$ as they are made in Italy. Personally I would do a close check on the labels and if they are made in China or India I'll give them a miss.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
521 Posts
Go for it! I had a crash in my "Laguna Seca" 2 piece, and it help up very well. I now own a 1 piece "Steel", which is also very good. I can honestly say that they are very well made, comfortable and offer very good protection. The full metal gloves are by far the best gloves I have ever owned, very light and with a very good feel. The metal plate can feel a bit awkward the first few times you put them on, and it can take a few days for the gloves to take the shape of your hands, but once they are broken in, they are really good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,105 Posts
I personally am waiting on my new Dainese gear but all is on hold. The dollar value dropped in the shitter right recently therefor preventing me from making the import purchase. The gear I'm getting is not available in the US right now and even if it were available the price is too too much states side--even with the exchange rate. So yes, Dainese is my choice. My other quality brand of choice is Vanson Leather but Dianese won by many yards. Go for it... in the end its pennies on the dollar. I'm sure I'll do the same even with the crappy exchange rate. Safety can not wait.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
i thank you all for the responses. i received my full metal racer gloves today, and i am happy. they fit tight but i`m sure they will break in nicely. i was surprised at the weight of the package, i shook it and expected more heft! fit and finish appears to be top notch.
BTW i have a pair of SIDI boots, they look and fit awesome.
all the gear is black thus far, the exception being the glinty metal bits on the gloves.
i will trade reflectors for anomininity everytime.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
I bought my Held gloves last year unaware of the full metal racer gloves. Don't get me wrong the Held gloves are top notch but they have metal rivets on the palm which could scratch my tank if I forget. I tried on the full metal racer gloves and they fit me better. They will be the next set when my Helds wear out. The Helds do have a sweet built in rubber visor rain blade on one finger which I found useful the one day it rained here in LA. Anyway, i figure if Dainese (and Alpinestars) are at the forefront of MotoGP they must be passing on their knowledge into the regular products. I'll say in a good stereotype that the Italians take their garments and motorcycle racing seriously so they will continue to get my money. I have 2 Sidi boots and A-stars boots, they're all great.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,486 Posts
1st choice = Dainese
2nd choice = Alpinestars

I own and have owned much of both, not a single gripe.

Griff
twoeleven
 

·
King of Bling
Joined
·
9,809 Posts
You might want to have a look at M Tech..

These guys used to work for Mr Dainese before setting up on their own..

IMHO: the stuff is nicely made, light and strong.. It's not mega cheap, but slightly cheaper than Dainese without sacrificing quality.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,007 Posts
1st choice = Dainese
2nd choice = Alpinestars

I own and have owned much of both, not a single gripe.

Griff
twoeleven
Me too Griff....both are the best in riding gear.

As most know, I love the Alpinestars gear, so they are number one for me, just.
Aesthetically I think is has the edge over Dainese, and you seem to get a bit more "bang for your buck" with A*

As someone said earlier, watch out for the "slimfit" of Dainese if buying online.
 
1 - 20 of 43 Posts
Top