Rather surprised that no fabric specifications were provided in the review. In fact, the BMW website provides little clarification itself. However, it would appear that we're looking at a variation on BMW's "Airflow Suit". It features what BMW calls "airtex" mesh fabric - a tear-resistant Dynafil PA (polyamide) weave that, in fact, would be more tear-resistant than a comparable Cordura 500/700 mesh product and perhaps about 25% more melt resistant. But in the final analysis, the cost/benefit ratio may not persuasively argue in favor of this suit. An alternate choice to consider for hot weather use would be the Keprotec fabric used by some and by Motoport here in the USA and marketed as their Air Mesh Ultra II suit - a blend of Kevlar and PA (polyamide) fibres, in which tear and melt performance is infinitely superior and ventilation comparable. Cost is slightly higher, but in this price range, it's really academic. As always, caveat emptor!
Wow, $700+ for a summer suit or $700+ for a Works rear shock and Progressive fork springs for my K100rs. Let's see, comfort and protection at a BMW price or a suspension that works properly? Guess????????????
I ride in my leathers even in mid-summer. For $725, I can afford to carry a number of water bottles - even if I have to buy bottled tap water, AKA drinking water - to pour inside the leather. In fact I've done that.
But if someone were to give me one of the BMW suits in my size, I'd surely take it.
It's cetainly nice top-o-the-line gear for the well heeled. I'll just have to stick with my AGV mesh gear which is pretty adequate and about as comfortable as you can get at 106 degrees+.
Although "less uncomfortable" is probably a better description than "more comfortable". Someone needs to offer a Gatorade I.V. system for those trips thru Barstow and Mesquite. Or a handlebar mounted water tank/showerhead.
At least the Harley Brethren(tm) can snicker at others who drop large wads on designer gear for a change.
and I'm not complaining about the content here, but I think you should charge $20 or $30 a year and come up with a lot more content.
hell, i pay $10 a month for some crappy recruiting service website, b/c i'm so into my LSU tigers. I dont love motorcycles quite as much as football, but i know i'd pay more than $10 a year if the content grew.