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Written by Ben Branch | July 15th 2014
The new Spidi Ring Leather Jacket is a throwback to the styling that was predominant in the 1970s – Although reassuringly it’s built to modern safety specifications by the same company who builds much of the safety gear used by Moto GP racers.
Each jacket is made from 1.1mm Buffalo leather and includes Multitech protectors in the shoulders (certified EN1621-1) and Forcetech protectors in the elbows (certified EN1621-1), with a pocket for an optional back protector. The waist is adjustable to ensure a tight fit and the jackets are pre-curved to avoid having the sleeves ride up when you’re hunched over the dials.
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