Sneak preview: Dainese's 2009 range

Published: 11 September 2008

Dainese unveiled its 2009 motorcycle clothing collection during a major launch event in Italy last week.

The latest Dainese range comprises everything from full-on one piece race leathers, through to gloves and Gore Tex kit.

All of the products are due to go on sale early November, and will be complemented with a new line-up of casual clothing.

We’ve picked a selection of the top-tier riding kit that highlights the broad focus of the firm’s latest range. For more information, visit www.dainese.com, or get down to your local retailer.


Suits

Mission one-piece
Price: £1,480
A full-blown race suit designed to hug the figure tightly to ensure that protectors in the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees stay firmly in position. The leather suit is perforated to help keep you cool, while on the back a thermoformed spoiler is fitted to channel air down your back. An air gap lining completes the cooling system.

Domina one-piece
Price: £700
A top-spec one-piece suit for women, featuring elasticated fabrics designed to help you move around more easily. The torso’s side-panels are made using a process that sandwiches the materials together with a breathable and windproof polyurethane core, to offer protection against the elements without compromising abrasion resistance. A two-piece version is also available.

Tattoo one-piece
Price: £1,950
Leather suit made from double-thickness cowhide, with Kangaroo skin fitted to engraved areas to increase the levels of abrasion resistance. Elastic inserts are fitted to the elbow and knee areas, while inside there is a removable sanitized lining.


Boots

Axial Race
Price: £200
The Axial Race was developed using feedback from MotoGP riders and also of Dr Costa, MotoGP’s famous medic.  The boot uses elasticated Lorica fabric to help keep it tight to your ankle, and also to make it easier to get on and off.
Inside, the boot features a Kevlar and carbon monoblock to protect the foot from torsional rotation, and to reduce the intensity of impacts by distributing shocks through the entire boot. The monoblock design should also help prevent foreign bodies penetrating the boot.


 

Jackets

Nector Gore-Tex
Price: £550
Dainese’s top-spec Gore Tex jacket features a draw-string set up in the pockets that allows you to pull the back protector tight to your back. Protection comes in the form of aluminium inserts in the shoulders, while the elbows get composite protectors that can be removed from the outside of the jacket.
Inside, the jacket features a Gore Tex waterproof and breathable lining, with an additional thermal lining also fitted. The neck area features a waterproof double fastening, and the sleeves come with a gaiter.

 

 

Pelle Lady
Price: £390
Colours: Red, Ecru, Pink, Tobacco
A women’s leather jacket designed to show off your curves as much as look after you on the bike. Removable protectors are fitted to shoulders and elbows, with metallic inserts on the shoulders, and space for a back protector. A cotton lining is fitted inside.

Rapture
Price: £390
A short leather jacket with elasticated fabric inserts under the arms. The outside of the shoulders feature a co-injected protection set-up, while inside you get removable composite protectors in the elbows and shoulders, and space for a back protector. A removable thermal micro-down lining is also fitted.
The jacket features a full zip fastening to connect to jeans, and adjusters are fitted to the neck and side.

Tattoo
Price: £470
Dainese has used lasers to engrave the pattern onto the sleeves of this leather jacket. The shoulders and elbows feature composite protectors. A zip is included to attach the jacket to pants, and the neck and side areas are fully adjustable.

Trophy
Price: £510
A cowhide leather jacket fitted with composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, with aluminium inserts on the shoulders. A bubble lining is fitted inside to control the temperatures, with printed leather used to finish the interior. Adjusters are fitted to the neck and side of the jacket, with elasticated inserts around the arms to ensure freedom of movement.

 

 

 

Tourist
Price: £470
Leather jacket featuring ribbed composite elasticated inserts on the sides to ensure a figure-hugging fit. Shoulders are protected by machined titanium plates, though thick leather inserts can be fitted instead. Approved composite protectors are fitted to the shoulders and elbows, with space for a back protector to be fitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rest

Hellfire glove
Price: £100
A race-spec leather glove featuring composite fibre plates on the back to protect against impacts and abrasion. The back also features elastic inserts to help with movement.
The palm area is reinforced to protect you when sliding up the tarmac, and features padding to soak up impacts.
The glove can be worn inside or outside your leathers, depending on whether you want that MotoGP look, with Velcro cuff and tightening straps used to lock the glove in place. A version for women is also available.

Trophy jeans
Price: £220
Leather jeans featuring zippered pockets and soft padding on the knees for protection.