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Motogp roo suit - January 30, 2008, 09:39 PM

Just wondering if the motogp roo suit is a good buy? How many of you track junkies own one? pros and cons of the suit??
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January 30, 2008, 09:48 PM

pm hollywood... he is close to you and you can see the "quality" or lack there of the moto gp suits. i know that after seeing the way that his didnt hold up i would never buy one.


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January 30, 2008, 09:49 PM

I bought one last year. Good suit for $650. It's thin and light which seems suspect, but the roo skin is supposed to be tougher than cow hide. I have not crash tested it.


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January 30, 2008, 10:23 PM

so far i read stories on how "bad" the suit is just wanted some input from peoples who actually owns the suit
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January 30, 2008, 11:53 PM

I crashed tested mine once in the dirt at VIR and once on the pavement in a slower crash on CMP, so far it has held up great.


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January 31, 2008, 06:41 AM

I think there is a difference between the regular MotoGP stuff and there Kangaroo suits.
I watched a guy on a cbr600rr take a nasty fall/hit and slide - I figured the guy was going to be serious messed up... While it was scuffed allot - it was whole and kept him safe.. I don't own one but it impressed me enough that when I need a new suit -I was going to check it out - etc...

(also curious to what others think)


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January 31, 2008, 06:51 AM

Got a GiMoto Kanga suit, but I would like to hear some feedback on the MotoGP suit as well.


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January 31, 2008, 06:58 AM

I haven't crash tested my roo suit, but it's nice and lightweight, so the heat of last summer at the track didn't kill me. Comfortable to wear.


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January 31, 2008, 07:26 AM

AGV suits are MUCH better IMO...better padding and especially the stitching.
That and Kangaroo does not hold up well in the rain. Yes...I've been down several times in my AGV and it held up well.


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AGV suits are MUCH better IMO...better padding and especially the stitching.
That and Kangaroo does not hold up well in the rain. Yes...I've been down several times in my AGV and it held up well.
Hello, Mr. "I'm sponsored by AGV" - a little biased, are we?


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January 31, 2008, 07:51 AM

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Hello, Mr. "I'm sponsored by AGV" - a little biased, are we?
Good point Buuuuut...before I was sponsored by them I did compare the AGV to the MotoGP suit and found the all the items listed above to be superior. However, that doesn't mean the MotoGP suit is "bad" it is a good suit.


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January 31, 2008, 09:09 AM

I will never buy another set of Moto GP Kangaroo Leathers.

It worked well in the lighweight, breathed easy department, and even did a 50mph lowside on it two years ago and seemed to hold up well. In 2007 I flipped over the handlebars at about 45 or so at Shenendoah, landed on my shoulder, head and hip. The seams at the arms, along the arms(more the right) and shoulder came apart. Before that, the seams on both side of each knee had started to seperate, and after the crash had come apart completely. They passed tech, but I was warned and had to duct tape the knees together to keep the internal pads from coming out.

On the flip side, I bought them and raced them in the MidAtlantic heat for two years(destroys them), crashed them twice and they only cost me $650 when I bought them new.

My wife is in medicine. She tells me skin grafts aren't cheap. I'll keep that in mind when "saving" in terms of money, protection and fit when I buy another one in the future.

My advice: know what you can absolutley afford, spend that much. All of it. Make sure it fits, or have it altered. Then worry about how cool it looks. Besides, crashed leathers that work are much cooler than ones that don't. Those suck. Everyone here has an opinion on which brand is the best. Without trying them all and testing (crashing, sweating, wearing the shit out of them) it may be hard to come to that conclusion. Something to keep in mind. I'm not bashing MotoGP Kangaroo, I'm just telling you what happened in my experience. You are a big boy who can make your own decisions.

Next year a sponsor is providing me with a top of the line Technic leather suit. They fit my body great, and I have worn their stuff before. If you want, pm me and I'll be glad to have you over to inspect the MotoGP suit and compare it with my backup suit and the new one.

Good luck in your decision, I hope I helped, and I look forward to seeing you at the track in the coming year!


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January 31, 2008, 09:23 AM

exactly the respose i was expecting ... i personally have a barnacle bills custom 2 cow and a calf suit. as many of you have seen it holds up great during a crash. full custom w/ tecnic back protector sewn in, and all the extra stuff i had done at the time was just over $1100. not really that much more than $650 when you consider mine was made in 04 and after the repair and cleaning last season i expect it to last another couple of years. yes it is heavy but i think it is worth every bit of what i paid for it and then some. for those that saw my crash at summit last year i doubt many of you would want to try thay in a cheap suit.


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January 31, 2008, 09:43 AM

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My wife is in medicine. She tells me skin grafts aren't cheap. I'll keep that in mind when "saving" in terms of money, protection and fit when I buy another one in the future.
this is more compelling than anything.

I have a MotoGP Kangaroo. I like it a lot, wrecked in it and it held up well, it's very light weight, strong leather, and breathes. All in all a good causal racer/Track day suit.

I think it you're planning on catching 6-10 TDs this season it's a great suit for that. If you're looking for a suit for the next 5+ years or for really racing I'd suggest something more robust.


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