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Motorcycle Leather Racing Suits – Your Complete [But Simple] Guide and 3 Great Picks!

Michael Parrotte

Michael Parrotte

We all know the importance of wearing the right protective gear while riding our motorcycles; that includes helmets, gloves, and, most importantly, full-body leather racing suits.

AGVSPORT leathers are designed to provide maximum protection against anything you might encounter while riding a motorcycle, whether it’s bad weather or an unfortunate crash.

In this article, we will discuss AVGSPORT’s best leather racing suits that you can purchase online, as well as their made-to-measure custom suits.

Best AGVSPORT Race Suits

AgVSPORT Custom leather Suits

Motorcycle leathers are available in two styles: one-piece or two-piece. If you want to get maximum protection while riding, then your best option is getting a one-piece suit.

Choosing a good one-piece race suit can be challenging as there are many designs on the market with different materials and features. To help make your choice easier, let’s take a close look at the best suits AGVSPORT has to offer.

AGVSPORT Monza Men Leather Suit

Monza Mens full suit is one of the best motorcycle leather racing suits you can find today You can buy product here: AGV SPORT Monza Mens Full-body Moto Suit – Protective Ventilation CE Level 2

AGVSPORT’s Monza suit combines performance, safety, and comfort for the best motorcycle riding experience.

It’s made of premium abrasion-resistant cowhide leather with 1.3mm-1.4mm thickness. The leather is fully perforated on the chest, thighs, and lower back to allow better ventilation.

It has stretch inserts made of accordion leather-spandex materials in the joint areas to allow easier movement and enhance the rider’s comfort. It also has a removable mesh lining for easy cleaning.

It features a perforated aerodynamic speed hump with a foam spine pad to enhance the rider’s performance.

As for protection, it features CE-rated level 2 protectors on the shoulders, elbows, knees, and back to absorb any impact. It also features exterior protectors on the shoulders, replaceable knee sliders, and additional rubber padding on the upper body area.

Even though the Monza race suit comes at a higher price compared to other AGVSPORT suits, it’s worth it for the higher quality it offers.

AGVSPORT Podium II Race Suit

AGVSPORT Podium II Race Suit You can buy product here: AGVSPORT Podium II Moto Race Suit Leather Protective CE Armor Full Body Biker

AGVSPORT’s Podium II suit is ideal for riders on a budget as it comes at a relatively lower price without sacrificing quality or features. It’s also ideal for beginners looking for a good race suit to get them started.

This suit is made of premium abrasion-resistant cowhide leather with 1.3mm-1.4mm thickness. The leather is fully perforated on the chest, thighs, and lower back to allow better ventilation.

It has stretch inserts made of accordion leather-spandex materials in the joint areas to allow more freedom of movement and comfort. It also has a micro-mesh lining; however, it’s not removable.

It offers less protection than the Monza suit as it features CE-rated level 1 protector on the back, shoulders, elbows, and knees, but it still features the same exterior protectors on the shoulders, replaceable knee sliders, and additional rubber padding on the upper body area.

AGVSPORT Imola Dona Women’s 2 Piece Full-body Moto Suit

AGVSPORT Imola Dona Women's 2 Piece Full-body Moto Suit You can buy product here: AGVSPORT Imola Dona Women’s 2 Piece Full-body Moto Suit

AGVSPORT’s Imola Dona suit is designed specifically for women. It offers high levels of flexibility and comfort while maintaining safety.

It’s made of premium abrasion-resistant cowhide leather that’s extra thick in impact areas. It also allows excellent ventilation as it’s fully perforated on the chest, thighs, and lower back areas.

To increase flexibility and comfort, it has aramid stretch materials in various areas, including the crotch, the back of the knees, and the inner arms. In addition, it has accordion leather-spandex stretch panels integrated into the joint areas and across the lower back for more freedom of movement.

For protection, this suit features a CE-rated level 1 protector on the back, shoulders, elbows, and knees. Like the other two suits, it features exterior shoulder protectors as well as replaceable knee sliders and rubber padding.

AGVSPORT Custom Race Suits

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Different motorcycle riders have different body shapes. You can’t always be sure that the sizing is right when purchasing ready-made race suits, especially if you’re purchasing them online. 

So, the only way to be sure that your suit will fit you perfectly is to get it custom-made according to your body’s measurements.

AGVSPORT offers custom-made leather racing suits that are designed to provide riders with protection and comfort while reflecting their unique personal style.

2005-22 Shawn Giles-agvsport leather custom suit

To order a custom suit from AGVSPORT, you need to choose the suit’s design and colors using the dedicated customization tool on the website. Then, you need to fill out a form with the required information and upload your design.

The material and design options available for your custom suit depend on the level you’re purchasing:

  • Level 1 suits are made from cowhide and give you the option to choose colors from existing designs as well as any lettering and patchwork on the suit. The tailoring of the suits follows the standard US size chart.
  • Level 2 suits give you the option to choose between cowhide or kangaroo leather with the same design options as level 1 suits in addition to custom tailoring.
  • Level 3 suits give you the option to choose between cowhide or kangaroo leather with full-on custom designing and tailoring.

Now, let’s take a look at the standard features in all suit levels:

  • Flying Bats CE-rated armor made from dual-density foam to provide maximum protection against impact.
  • Reinforced double-bound leather at the rear and other high-impact areas.
  • Samtex stretch fabric in various areas to allow more comfort and freedom of movement.
  • Perforation in various areas to allow better ventilation and prevent overheating.
  • Triple and quadrable stitched seams will guarantee the suit’s durability.
  • Mesh inner lining (removal or non-removable)

All suits can be designed to fit men’s and women’s measurements. The lettering and designs are included in the cost of the suit; however, any custom graphics come at an additional cost.

The suits typically take about 12 weeks to be delivered from the time of order, and the AGVSPORT design team will be in contact throughout the production process to ensure your complete satisfaction with every detail in the suit.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Motorcycle Racing Suit

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There are several factors you need to consider when it comes to choosing a motorcycle racing suit, whether it’s ready-made or custom, so let’s break each of those factors down in more detail.

Size

Getting the size right might be the most challenging aspect of purchasing a race suit because you might have to take your measurements by yourself and then choose your suit’s size according to a size chart available on the brand’s website.

Check out AGVSPORT’s sizing chart for one-piece suits:

Size Chest (in) Waist (in) Sleeve (in) Inseam (in)
38 36-37 30-32 24 30.5
40 38-39 32-34 24.5 31
42 40-41 34-35.5 25 31.5
44 41.5-42.5 35-37 25.5 31.5
46 43-44 36.5-38.5 26 32
48 44.5-45.5 38.5-40 26 32.5
50 46-47.5 40-42 26.5 33
52 48-49 42-43.5 27 33.5

When trying on the suit, keep in mind that it should be comfortable while standing, but more importantly while riding, especially with one-piece leather suits. So, make sure to try it on in different riding positions to test your movement.

Also, keep in mind that you will be breaking in the suit the more you use it, which means the leather will give way, and the suit might end up becoming looser than it was when you originally purchased it.

Material

Motorcycle race suits are often made of various kinds of leather, including cowhide, goatskin, horsehide, and kangaroo hide.

The most popular is cowhide, which is used in various racing suit brands, including AGVSPORT. On the other hand, kangaroo hide is more exclusive and used mostly in competition-level suits as it’s more flexible and lighter.

There are other materials integrated into the suit, such as stretch fabrics in joint areas and on the cuffs, to provide more comfort and freedom of movement.

Ventilation

A good leather suit should have optimal ventilation to prevent overheating while riding. The suits can be either fully or semi-perforated; the more perforation you have, the better the ventilation will be.

Protection

Mat Mladin-AGVSPORT leather suit

All motorcycle racing suits must incorporate protection on the suit’s outer shell as well as the inner lining.

Standard protection on the suits is usually provided for the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees areas. Some suits also include protection for the back and chest areas; otherwise, there will be a pocket for their installation after you purchase them separately.

Additional Features

There are other features in motorcycle leathers that may be considered complementary, such as:

  • The aerodynamic hump optimizes the suit’s aerodynamics and reduces helmet turbulence.
  • The hydration bag, also known as the camel bag, allows motorcyclists to remain hydrated while going at great speeds.
  • The removable and washable inner lining allows easier cleaning.

You can learn more about cleaning your leather apparel and gear in our article on cleaning and conditioning leather jackets here. 

Related Questions

Are Two-Piece Motorcycle Suits Better Than One-Piece Motorcycle Suits?

Two-piece motorcycle suits are better than one-piece motorcycle suits when it comes to comfort, as they allow more freedom of movement on and off the motorcycle. However, both kinds of suits will provide you with the same level of protection, so it depends on your preference.

How to Clean Motorcycle Leathers?

To clean motorcycle leather, you need to rub the outer shell gently with leather soap and warm water. Most suits also come with a removable inner lining, which will be easy to take out and wash. After cleaning the suit, leave it out to dry completely and avoid using any source of heat to dry it faster.

 

Information for this article was partially sourced and researched from the following authoritative Government, educational, corporate, and nonprofit organizations:

https://agvsportusa.com/custom

https://agvsportusa.com/products

https://agvsport.com/faq

 

About the Author:

Michael Parrotte started his career in the motorcycle industry by importing AGV Helmets into the North American market. He was then appointed the Vice President of AGV Helmets America. In total, he worked with AGV Helmets for 25 years. In addition, he functioned as a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, and Sparx Helmets.

In 1985, He is the Founder of AGV Sports Group, Inc. cooperation with AGV Helmets in Valenza Italy

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