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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Motophoria Leathers?

Is anyone familiar with Motophoria Leathers? I'd like some feedback on it or other budget priced suits.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 08:53 AM
 
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Never heard of Motophoria, but I have an Infinit Sports jacket that I use as a back up. It's also a budget brand leather. I have no complaints about it, it has CE Armour, and the stitching is good on it as are the zippers. It even has decent ventilation.

The important things to look for in a jacket are the stitching, if it looks thin, or weak, the jacket will come apart when it hits the ground and starts sliding. The Zippers, for the same reason, and the leather itself shouldn't look or feel thin, brittle, or flimsy. CE Approved armour is a bonus, but you can buy that seperately.

Good luck.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 09:34 AM
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The important things to look for in a jacket are the stitching, if it looks thin, or weak, the jacket will come apart when it hits the ground and starts sliding. The Zippers, for the same reason, and the leather itself shouldn't look or feel thin, brittle, or flimsy. CE Approved armour is a bonus, but you can buy that seperately.

Good luck.
Leather should be double stitched and, IMO, no less than 1.1mm is thickness. Most are 1.2mm that I've looked at but I've never heard of this brand.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for responding..I will check out the Motophoria Leathers in addition to some others mentioned in these forums. It's great being able to get suggestions from these forums about all aspects of biking!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 09:12 PM
 
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I know it's a little late but.......

I know Chip (The owner of Motophoria) and I have a friend that has bought one of his suits.

They are manufactured here in New Hampshire and even though my friend will swear by them, he has never crashed in it (yet).

I've seen the quality (or lack thereof) and I am not impressed.

I have seen a couple guys go down wearing these suits and each time the stitching blew out in the rear end.
And one was a low-side at low speed (@ 35mph) in the rain.

Who knows how they will hold up in a heavy crash but I'll tell you this: I won't be the one to find out.

I'll stick with my Joe Rocket thank you very much.
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