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Old Sep 29th 2019, 08:09 AM   #1
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I Ride: 2019 V4S
Leather Jacket for tall athletic build

I am looking for Jacket Recommendations.

I started out riding dirt and cruisers, and progressively escalated to the Panigale V4. The cruisers never went very fast; 100 MPH felt like a major life mistake. My last bike, a BMW, felt great at high speeds, but has quite a bit more wind protection than my V4.

I have been using a summer mesh jacket with armor on the V4. It works, as the air passes through and itís adjusted to fit somewhat tight. I put on leather yesterday for a cool morning ride. My leather jacket flapped like crazy in the wind, to the point that I probably wonít wear it again on that bike. And that was just at my limited break-in speed.

It is a ďbiker styleĒ jacket, lots of extra material. So I think I need something a bit more tight fitting for this bike. Iím a difficult size; most sizing assumes you get wider at the same rate you get taller, and XXL typically has a lot of extra room.

Iím 6í4, 225, tall but lean, athletic build with wide shoulders. Anyone have a jacket like they recommend? I donít mind spending decent money on something like this that will last me a while.
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Old Sep 29th 2019, 02:07 PM   #2
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AGV Sport or Vanson. I am similar build 6'1 245. Both Brands make leather goods for "American" body type. Sizing is true to your sport coat sizing.
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