If you are planning to have a fantastic, customized bike sowing your own identity as well as comfort, you will need matching accessories such as helmet, backpack, knee pack, elbow pack and the main thing, your jacket. Just riding in local traffic is okay, but to be on a long cruise, weekend ride, mountain safari or an off-road drive, you will need a protective, elegant, and fairly priced jacket which can hold its own against the violent wind so that you won’t have to repent afterwards.
So, what is your style?
The choice of your jacket depends on your need and the road on which you are riding. Also, whether you want one piece or two pieces, or storage in pockets, depends on your preference. Generally, the material of jacket come in three types. There is textile, leather and a combination of textile and leather. If you are of the dashing superhero type, go for a leather jacket made of cow, goat or kangaroo leather for abrasion resistance. For a systematic rider, a textile jacket made of nylon Armacor, Dynatec or Cordura is good for better ventilation. And if you want both, go for a combination of leather and textile waterproof jacket.
The color of the jacket should be visible in sparse light. So if you are going for a black or brown piece, make sure there are fluorescent yellow liners or patches for high visibility. The pocket zips should be of plastic or metal and covered by flaps. Sleeves should be at wrist level with the zipper. There should be a padding of leather at elbow, knee and back. The jacket should be moderately fit to the body, have plenty of storage, yet light in weight.
And if you are more cautious, buy a jacket with CE1 or CE2 approval. There are plenty of jackets available in the market and the right pick will depend a lot on your personality. Fortunately, we are here to guide you. The ultimate choice is yours.
Speed and Strength Straight Savage Jacket
This is for the flamboyant rider who wants safety as well as comfort and elegance. The material used for this SS Straight Savage jacket is a combination of premium cowhide leather and cotton canvas frame. It comes in three colors and ranges in sizes from SM to 5XL.
The name Savage itself pictures a violent you, doing burnouts and 360s on that rowdy V-Twin. The design screams a rough use and you get matching gloves as well as a helmet, so if you plan on leaving your competition in the dust, this combination will work out great for you. But that’s not all you’re going to do wearing this jacket, are you?
If you want to look strong, tough and intimidating while being one with your machine and focus all your anger to get more velocity, this jacket will give you the perfect look. As the name suggests, it is an angry looking jacket with combination of denim and leather.
The default color is black with a perforated torso and inscription of Premium appliqué graphics of “Speed and Strength” on one sleeve and “Rage With The Machine” on another sleeve. A Speed and Strength logo, ‘Rage with the Machine’ in the shape of a skull and ‘Give ‘er Hell’ is quite vivid on the stitching at the back. What’s impressive is the stitching quality and finish. The – 8 0 1 0 8 – or the birthdate of Speed and Strength follows suit below the skull.
Not exactly wild west, but a combination of plain pattern mesh with jeans and stitching intermingled. It should be great for your anger management. Otherwise you can just get angry at the jacket itself because you can get wet in it. Mission accomplished.
The Speed and Strength fast forward jacket is a sports/touring jacket, but it is suitable to all riders. It is made of textiles but it has water proofing A600 Frame with ventilation. It even has a removable-sleeves liner. At a standard size, this jacket is quite spacious. So people who work out will have some room to stretch in. But you won’t be able to show off your flexed biceps or perfect abs. Well, it’s one or the other.
The jacket comes in three colors–full black, black with red, and black with green. This fluorescent combination gives an attractive look to the jacket. The minimalistic visual design is complemented by astute branding at select places.
Speed and Strength Off The Chain 2.0 Textile Jacket
This is a textile jacket for casual riding in cities and urban roads for all riders. It is attractive as well as comfortable. The collar and cuffs are lined with microfiber material which is really smooth, almost like a velvet, to keep you comfortable when you are slogging it out in the traffic.
The variety of colors available are black, black and orange, brown and vintage black. For multiple choices, there are sizes from 38” to 63”. It has a fair bit of ventilation in cool as well as hot environments, making it somewhat of an all-rounder.
This is a special Denim Jacket recalling the cowboy design. Its mandarin collar provides ample comfort. It is available in two colors–black and brown. Shoulder and waist gusseting for comfort, leather trim cuffs, C.E. approved armor protector for elbow, shoulder and spine make this jacket a feature rich choice. The removable protectors have had DuPont Kevlar fiber thread reinforcements at the shoulder and elbow for that extra impact protection.
Reflective trims are also present, as expected from SS.
The jacket has many sizes from 38” to 63”. The fitting is especially correct and stylish so that it can fit on anybody with comfort and ventilation. This is more of a summer jacket because it is more useful in spring weather at 75-90 degrees and protects against intense winds. The armor is sturdy and ample pockets will call out your hoarding instincts.