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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2009, 1:37 pm Thread Starter
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anyone have any experience with BMW leathers and their TF cool coating?

I'm trying to decide whether to get the BMW pro-race or sport jacket, and wether it's worth the money...

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 19th, 2009, 11:27 am
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I have the Pro Race purchased in '05. I love the suit. The only thing that works in 117 degree weather is an ice vest under your leathers with 80 mph. I would say the coating works because when I was in 110 degree weather everyone with leathers had their jackets off right away,
I tried to buy the new Pro Race pants but the zipper is bigger so I can't hook up to my old jacket.
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Quick question for anyone who has owned BMW leathers, either the pro race or the new sport leathers...

jacket, pants, and boots...

How much do you think it's worth? disregarding the heat reflective coating, and considering the leather quality, stitching, overall construction... would it be comparable to Alpinestars? Revit? Dainese? JR?....

reason is that I'm trying to figure out what a fair trade value is, regardless of the retail price, since I would never pay anywhere close to retail for this stuff...

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Quick question for anyone who has owned BMW leathers, either the pro race or the new sport leathers...

jacket, pants, and boots...

How much do you think it's worth? disregarding the heat reflective coating, and considering the leather quality, stitching, overall construction... would it be comparable to Alpinestars? Revit? Dainese? JR?....

reason is that I'm trying to figure out what a fair trade value is, regardless of the retail price, since I would never pay anywhere close to retail for this stuff...
The pro-race is real good stuff, the leather is real soft, give less wrinkles as it ages. i would compare to Dainese grade of leathers

in protection wise, all armors are BMW patented armors, soft while standing still, and as the pad contact or impact during the fall, it becomes really hard to take the absorption of the fall.

fit wise: i think its all depends to individual preference, could really comments on them.

design, i think its a little bit out dated, and maybe not as fashioable as rest of the brand out there, yet, i do believed BMW design stuff to function rather then the looks.

i'm in dying to look for a pair of pro-race pants for so long....i just like their stuff...
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I have a pro-race suit and also just got one of the kushitani BMW RR jackets. The pro-race is good and it is not as hot as you woud expect full leathers to be but the perforated RR jacket has it beats hands down. The jacket even cooler (as in temps) than I was expecting. I am 100% satisfied with the fit, quality and function of the piece.

If you are deciding on a summer leather jacket give it a very close look.

FYI the waist zip on the kushitani does not match the zips on the pro-race pants.
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I have a pro-race suit and also just got one of the kushitani BMW RR jackets. The pro-race is good and it is not as hot as you woud expect full leathers to be but the perforated RR jacket has it beats hands down. The jacket even cooler (as in temps) than I was expecting. I am 100% satisfied with the fit, quality and function of the piece.

If you are deciding on a summer leather jacket give it a very close look.

FYI the waist zip on the kushitani does not match the zips on the pro-race pants.
when is BMW is gonna make Kushitani pants!?

I just bought it today, it was just like Tundra61 says, however, i like to add that the ram air effect is not noticable, and yet functional.

Today in SoCal, some area did hit 90 degree, and while i was in stop and go traffic for atleast a hour or so, the only thing i notice was the shoulder gave a little bit of sweat! thats all.

i'm gonna try out in the next few days where it might hit 100 degree, further report will be back here soon....

it is worth every penny...

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Kushitani pants are available... in Japan only.

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Kushitani pants are available... in Japan only.

the store is at Marina Del Ray....
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I meant the BMW version to match the jacket...

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I meant the BMW version to match the jacket...

you're right, but, i would think place a patch of logo woudl suffice..LOL

just sayin...
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