New vegan two-piece motorcycle suit and boots
Alien Moto, the Swedish company behind the A51-RR Evolution vegan motorcycle suit have now announced plans to produce a two-piece version of the suit, as well as their own range of vegan boots.
The A51-RR Evolution two-piece suit is made from the company's Alien Skin technology, which is made up of high-tech fabrics such as Cordura and Kevlar bonded together.
And althought no prices have been announced for the two-piece suit, the one-piece suit costs €995 off the peg or €1295 for a made to measure suit.
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MCN spoke to co-founder Peter Johansson at EICMA 2016 who said: "It's made from Cordura, Kevlar, SuperFabric and synthetic leather with a Reissa membrane for waterproofing and breathability. Even with the front and rear air vents it’s waterproof.
"Slide resistance is better than leather thanks to the SuperFabric, which is five times more resistant than leather and four times more resistant than Kevlar. The tear resistance is 14 times better than leather but at the same time it's breathable so you don't get the stink you get with leather. And it's washable.”
Vegan motorcycle boots
Hot on the heels (get it?) of the two-piece suit are Alien Moto's first pair of vegan motorcycle boots, which are made from synthetic leather and feature TPU reinforcement.
A reinforced exoskeleton provides ankle support in the event of a crash, while there's a shock absorbing heel cup and reinforced shin protection. The boots are claimed to be both breathable and waterproof and are secured via YKK zippers and buckles.
The boots will be available in EU sizes 37-45 with availability yet to be announced.
Five percent of Alien Moto's proceeds from sales goes towards helping injured motorcyclists and supporting animal-protection organisations.
Veganism is growing rapidly across the globe, with The Vegan Society estimating there to be at least 500,000 vegans in the UK in 2016 - three and a half times as many as estimated in 2006.
Earlier this year Alien Moto received an award from animal rights charity PeTA for their one-piece suit.