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High end leather jackets...which one would you choose?
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High end leather jackets...which one would you choose? - July 18, 2009, 07:47 AM

I'm torn between the two. Tell me which you would choose and why. Price difference really isn't a factor.

RS-Taichi GM-X Motion:



1.3 - 1.4mm top quality cowhide outer shell construction
Perforated leather used on front and arm
Removable CE protector on elbow, shoulder and back
T-AIR on shoulder
EVA foam padding for shoulder, elbow, collarbone, rib, waist, back neck and back
Neck support on back
Removable wind stop inner lining to adjust in all weather
3M reflection for increased visibility in night time
Waist adjuster
Excellent elastic and strong Schoeller Keprotec on underarm for extreme tear and abrasion resistance
Back neck neoprene rubber
Perforated leather flex panel
Connection zipper with pants

Product page w/video review: http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=5511


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Teknic Violator '09



Garment Type: Leather sport Jacket with pre-curved arms.
Unique features: Airflow Hump system. New CE approved Airblade shoulder system
Outershell Materials: 1.4mm Brazilian cowhide. Stretch Cordura® in arms & chest.
Inner Materials: Mighty-7 moisture wicking, anti-bacterial, non-allergenic nylon lining.
Removable Liner: Zip out 5oz polyfil quilted vest liner.
Armor / Fitment type: Exterior Airblade shoulder system CE approved with replaceable anodized blades. KNOX® CE KFP1 elbow armor, in Advanced Armor Pocket
Spine Guard included: KNOX® CE TP2 spine guard, in lining pocket.
Specific Details: Fully perforated. Full circumference & 8" zipper, plus snap belt loop connectors. 2nd layer of cowhide in elbows, and shoulders. Seamless Full Motion Arm stretch system. YKK® Japanese nylon coil zippers. Comfort cuff edge and collar lining. Teknic® reflective rear logo. Ultra low racing collar, with rolled Neoprene edge. Hook 'n' loop adjustable waistbelts. 2x cotton lined pockets. 1x internal mesh pocket

Product Page: http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=5125


These both look like great jackets, both seem to be very good with very similar features. Which would you choose and why?


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July 18, 2009, 08:30 AM

um if you want high end. . the more rc-1/mx-1 from alpinestars. dainese jackets and those rs taichi. i hate tecnik


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July 18, 2009, 08:35 AM

$800 means it twice as good as my Vanson? Probably not but I want it.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...t-p-20133.html

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July 18, 2009, 08:55 AM

Between those 2 you listed is a tough choice. I KNOW FOR A FACT Rick at RnR hit the pavement HARD at the Oval bank at Daytona a few years back in his Teknic Speedstar suit and it held up GREAT at 165mph... Seeing that suit and the rest of his gear on display at his old shop was a better testimonial than anything you would read. He was hurt tho being hit by someone at that speed and sliding along for what would've seemed forever...

Proper FIT would play in your choice, as I'm sure style as well.

I wear Teknic, easier to find to test fit. I like the fit, the armor and have compared it's stitching to my Alpinestars RC-1 jacket, both done well. I've seen Violators crash well which helped the decision process. RS Taichi seems difficult to find. Both fit like Alpinestars, more the European cut side.


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Between those 2 you listed is a tough choice. I KNOW FOR A FACT Rick at RnR hit the pavement HARD at the Oval bank at Daytona a few years back in his Teknic Speedstar suit and it held up GREAT at 165mph... Seeing that suit and the rest of his gear on display at his old shop was a better testimonial than anything you would read. He was hurt tho being hit by someone at that speed and sliding along for what would've seemed forever...

Proper FIT would play in your choice, as I'm sure style as well.

I wear Teknic, easier to find to test fit. I like the fit, the armor and have compared it's stitching to my Alpinestars RC-1 jacket, both done well. I've seen Violators crash well which helped the decision process. RS Taichi seems difficult to find. Both fit like Alpinestars, more the European cut side.
This is the kind of info I'm looking for. I have crashed my teknic chicane in a low speed low side and it held up very well, no stitching gave and the leather wasn't damaged either. As for the taichi, I've worn nothing but taichi gloves and the quality is fantastic. I can't imagine their jackets being far behind.


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July 18, 2009, 10:39 AM

I had the older violator jacket, never went down but the quality was top notch. Spyker has the new one (w/a speed hump) and he loves it. Teknic is quality gear for a better price than a*'s.


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All other things being equal (price, quality, features), the best choice is the one that fits you best and is the most comfortable.
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IMO high end jacket is only 1/2 protection....better to get a suit...that's just me


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IMO high end jacket is only 1/2 protection....better to get a suit...that's just me
Or you can get a jacket and pants that zip together...that's what I have. Granted...not as sleek as a suit but you can wear one without the other and it's easier to get out of a jacket than a full suit at the rest stops.
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Reconsider and buy a Dainese.
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this is pretty badass!!!....

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All other things being equal (price, quality, features), the best choice is the one that fits you best and is the most comfortable.
i agree because the teknic and rs line fit totaly dif body types.. get a kangaroo suit if u want high end
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that dainese one is bad ass.
Have you looked at the Shift racing vortex? http://shop.shiftracing.com/ecomm/Pr...=70115001F.jpg i kind of like it.


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