I own a VT750 and I have been looking for a leather jacket, with a certain level of protection, comfortable and more than anything, retro styling. You know what I mean: the total American style, the casual vintage look, the jacket that would perfectly match the style of my bike. I have to admit that the bike looks amazing, I just love it. It’s done its job. I just needed to do mine…
The Eliminator jacket from Alpinestars includes good safety features, even though it looks more like a casual jacket. The ultra-soft outer shell is made of 0.7mm full grain leather with, of course, a vintage finish.
It has proper CE certified armour at the shoulders and elbows. These protectors are lightweight and slim in profile in order to match the style of the jacket. There is a special pocket for an optional back protector if you want to upgrade the jacket. I was really impressed with this level of protection for this kind of jacket. This was definitely a bonus and a plus to make my decision.
This jacket has also a lot of great features. For example, the fixed long-sleeves inner lining will keep you warm all year around. I don’t bother taking a bag with me when I am riding as the jacket has plenty of pockets: 4 external which are zipped and 2 internal ones, ideal for my wallet and my phone.
To be honest I spent a bit more than I intended on the jacket but it was worth it, I simply love it!