It is a move that has been rumored for almost a decade, and now Icon Motorsports is finally ready to get into the race track scene, debuting this week its first purpose-built leather racing suit.
Keeping with Icon’s position of creating affordable motorcycle gear, the Icon Hypersport suit is your basic leather suit, with pricing to match.
For $895, you get a 1.1mm to 1.3mm thick cow leather suit with integrated D3O impact protectors at the shoulders, elbows, back, hip, and knee.
Other features include a four-way stretch materials connecting critical leather panels, and there is an accordion paneling in the flex zones. Niceties include Neoprene wrists and ankles, which help comfort at the cuffs, and the liner is removable and washable, so you can get your stank out.
The Icon Hypersport suit offering is a reasonable start for the Portland-based brand, as it gets into the race track scene.
So far, there are only offerings for male riders, and there is a choice of only two basic colors: black/white and all black. But, we can see where Icon is headed with its plans.
What is interesting to us is to see how Icon does against more established suit manufacturers, namely Alpinestars and Dainese, who start their leather race suit lineups at $700 and $1000, respectively.
Similarly, with the space moving to airbag equipped garments, there is a question about whether a basic leather suit is still relevant, which is going to be a big hurdle for brands like Icon, Rev’It, and others who are trying to sell in this safety-focused segment.
Still, it is good to see another brand in the space. Competition improves the breed, as they say.
Source: Icon Motorsports