The Racing-4 motorcycle jacket dangles from one of the iconic branches at Dainese’s family tree. It’s the fourth new shoot, this one and you are right to assume that we have now climbed to a pretty high level when it comes to sporty motorcycle jackets.
Tutu cowhide is the well-known, tested and tried and completely justified weapon of choice for a motorbike jacket of this calibre. It is important to know that the leather has been treated and is oil- and water-resistant with equal emphasis on protection and comfort. The use of bi-elastic S1 material and micro-elastic leather inserts on arms and back makes sense and offer the wearer of the Racing 4 more reach and flexibility. Four direct ventilation openings, two on the sides and two on the chest ensure a pleasant interior temperature management.
The impact protection is provided by EN 1621.1-certified composite protectors on the elbows and shoulders. Externally, you will spot the interchangeable sliders in aluminium: Dainese technology that sprouts directly from the racetrack and that helps limit rolling over the asphalt to a minimum. There is the possibility to integrate a G1 or G2 back protector, or, a double chest protector in the incorporated chest pocket.
It should be clear that a motorcycle jacket like this one should fit tightly from the very first fitting. There are a few small adjustment options around the waist which won’t solve any major size issues. Like is often the case for these types of motorbike jackets, it pays to be a bit athletically built. That’s no secret at Dainese. The sleeves are equipped with a zip and elastic inserts but the main thing is that the fit is right from the start. Leather adjusts to your body and a tight harness like this should be like second skin.
The connecting zipper is a typical DAINESE masterpiece.
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