Re: Arlen Ness gear?
I am thinking of replacing my worn 2-piece leathersuit.
I found a dealer in my town that sells 'Arlen Ness' 2 piece leathers for a price my mastercard might handle
I think it was called 'velocity'. Does anyone have any experience with this brand or this suit??
I haven't tried it on yet, so I don't know anything about the fit..
I know Arlen Ness traditionally is a 'cruiser brand' but the 'velocity' suit looked ok
Please share your experiences!
Edited 19/7: Ok!
I went ahead and bought the Arlen Ness two-piece suit. The fit is fine except for the belly/back area. I guess i'll have to drink more beer
I feel much safer in this suit than in my previous. All the protectors are located exactly where they ought to be, and I think they will stay in place if I go down as well. It's not perforated in the front, and that makes it very hot on days like this (+27C in Norway today)
There are hard protectors in the following locations: elbows, shoulders, underarms, knees and below the knees (shins??)
The hips and ass is protected by 'semi-hard' protectors.
There is also a 'race hump' on the back.
The leather is quite nice from new, but i bet it will get even better after som more riding. Rode aprox 350 km's today and it's starting to loosen up quite nicely.
So far I will recomend it. But I guess you can't be sure about the safety until I go down (knock on wood)
Here is a pic of the new suit with me in it