Top 2 race suits for 2017

Published: 22 January 2017

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The cutting-edge technology used to build these race suits makes them some of 2017's most eye catching gear.

Spidi Replica Piloti Wind Pro race suit, £999.99

Heavily perforated race-ready one-piece has been designed with hardcore trackday riders in mind. Tailored from premium 1.2/1.3mm-thick Italian cowhide, combined with stretch panels and neoprene inserts to aid comfort when racing, the Spidi also features adjustable-fit CE knee and hip protection, CE armour at the elbows and shoulders, plus pockets for back and chest protectors.

The track design means a very aggressive cut to suit being in the racing tuck, replaceable elbow and knee sliders, and a rear speed hump featuring space for a hydration pack. Available in black/white only, in sizes 46-60. www.feridax.com

 

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Dainese Mugello D-air race suit, £3399.99

Dainese's new D-air racing suit brings the benefits of research and development work by Valentino Rossi to the trackdayer and amateur racer. The new airbag-equipped leathers have been honed in private testing by the nine-times world champion, and he is expected to wear the suit in competiton this year.

The headline news is the extension of the airbag area. This now protects the chest and ribcage, in addition to the shoulders and neck that were already covered on the previous version of this customer-spec suit. In terms of comfort, a new lining arrangement around the knees promises to prevent bunching, and there's also a fresh one-piece elasticated stretch panel that extends from the shoulders down to the lower spine. Redesigned elbow sliders now use a new attachment method that no longer requires tools for removal and replacement.

The D-air's available in the spring, in sizes 34-50 as well as an extra-cost made-to-measure option. www.dainese.com