Wearing a one-piece leather suit is such a commitment; they’re a chore to put on, you’re stuck in a racer-like position even if you don’t want to be, and most importantly, what do you do when nature calls and you have to pee? That last reason must be why apparel manufacturers decided to make two-piece leathers. Offering nearly the same amount of protection as their one-piece counterparts, two-piece suits are way more convenient for those who only see the track every once and a while. As you can probably guess, two-piece suits consist of a jacket and pants combination that zip together in the middle via a circumference zip. This is important since there are some jacket/pant combos out there that connect via a zip connection a few inches in length. No bueno. What we have below are a collection of dedicated two-piece offerings from a few different manufacturers. In reality, a two-piece suit can be any jacket and pant combination whose zippers work with each other. We say “dedicated” because in the cases below the jacket and pant were designed to work together. Mostly because they take their one-piece cousin and cut it in half.
Alpinestars Missile 2-Piece Race Suit For Tech Air Race – $1000
If you’re looking for an airbag suit, the Missile suit from Alpinestars represents the lowest cost of entry into Alpinestars’ Tech-Air compatible airbag system. Fortunately for those who don’t want to commit to a one-piece, or have weird body types requiring a two-piece, the Missile also comes as a jacket/pant combo, and the jacket is still Tech-Air compatible (sold separately). Premium 1.3mm leather makes up the main chassis with large accordion stretch panels at knees and shoulders. Stretch fabric on the sleeves and inner thighs help provide the feeling of a custom fit and increase freedom of movement. The speed hump is sculpted for ideal airflow at track speeds. CE certified protection at the elbows, shoulders, and knee absorb impact energy.
The pants, like the jacket, are pre-curved and come with a calf-expansion gusset to better accommodate different body types. There’s a full mesh inner liner and a waterproof inner pocket to keep important documents safe. Also, the jacket can be worn as a standalone item if desired. The Missile is also available for women, but only as a one-piece suit.
Shop for the Alpinestars Missile 2-Piece Race Suit For Tech Air Race here
Dainese Avro D2 Two-Piece Women’s Race Suit – $1150
A theme you’ll see is of one-piece suits being split down the middle to create a two-piece variant. The Dainese Avro D2 is another example. The women’s version, seen here, utilizes S1 bielastic fabric at the back of the knee, crotch, arms and back, a new level of flexibility has been achieved. Even more exceptional is the Nanofeel liner, which is treated with Silver Ion antimicrobial technology to enhance rider comfort and ensure that the interior of your suit stays like new no matter how hard you ride. On the hips, you’ll find Pro-Shape soft protectors certified to the EN 1621.1 standard, while composite protectors and co-injected shoulder armor is topped with an aluminum insert. The suit itself is certified to the CE – Cat. II – 89/686/EEC directive.
Other features include tutu cowhide leather, elasticated inserts, a Nanofeel liner with silver ion treatment, one inner pocket, and of course a (nearly) full circumference zipper.
Shop for the Dainese Avro D2 Two-Piece Women’s Race Suit here
Joe Rocket Speedmaster 5.0 Two-Piece Race Suit – $700 – $730
The least expensive option on this list, the Joe Rocket Speedmaster 5.0 two-piece suit is derived from the one-piece version – a very popular suit in its own right. Constructed from 1.2mm-1.4mm cowhide, it features titanium reinforcements on the shoulders and CE armor in the usual spots: shoulders, knees, and elbows. There’s a removable spine pad which can be replaced with an optional CE spine protector (sold separately). Complete with speed hump and ventilation system, the pre-curved legs and sleeves help the suit feel comfortable on the bike. Heavy duty YKK zippers keep everything in place and secure.
Shop for the Joe Rocket Speedmaster 5.0 Two-Piece Race Suit here
Spidi Sport Warrior Touring – $1000
The Spidi Sport Warrior Touring Suit is designed for use both on the track and on the road. The top and bottom halves can be worn individually or together, and there’s a zipper to attach them when they’re worn as a suit.
The suit is certified to the CE prEN 17092-4:2017 Class AAA standard, and it includes shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee Warrior Lite Armor certified to CE Level 1 En 1621-1:2012. For those who want even more, there are internal pockets for both a back and chest protector.
Constructed from 1.1 to 1.3mm thick bovine leather, flex panels at the knees, elbows, and ribs help to keep you comfortable and to prevent bunching and pinching. A pair of removable and replaceable knee sliders are included, and the suit’s speed hump provides optimal aerodynamics once the air passes over your helmet. A nice touch on longer rides or in warmer weather is the pocket inside the speed hump for holding a Hydroback bag and straw (sold separately). A feature none of the other suits on this list offer.
Shop for the Spidi Sport Warrior Touring Two-Piece Suit here
Vanson V932 Mark3 – Velocity Custom Two-Piece Leather Motorcycle Racing Suit – Price Varies
Custom made leather suits are typically of the one-piece variety because usually only racers go the custom route. However, if you absolutely want a two-piece that’s made to measure, Vanson will be happy to help. There are a few different options in the Vanson catalog for both men and women, but we’ll use the V932 Mark3 as an example, as it’s Vanson’s top-of-the-line custom single zip two-piece suit for road racing. This custom made suit is constructed of a single layer of 1.4mm competition weight cowhide, Powerstretch, and PROperf leather. Little touches include shoulders and sleeves being rotated forward for easier reach to the controls, brass zippers, and raw edge leather at the wrist and ankles to reduce the amount of bulk in your boots and gloves.
Vanson’s patented F.A.S. Armor (Floating Armor System), is located in the shoulders, elbow/forearms, knees and back pad. The Armor is constructed of closed cell foam padding with molded plastic inserts sewn onto the foam. The edges of the plastic are covered with leather for safety. The hips are CE approved armor. All of the armor is attached with Vanson’s patented full floating system, allowing the armor to move with the rider for maximum protection. Of course, this is just the tip of the Vanson iceberg. Click below to get full details on the V932 custom two-piece.
Shop for the Vanson V932 Mark3 Velocity Custom Two-Piece Suit here
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