Engineered Riding Apparel Debuts at Triumph Dealers
February 23, 2009
– Triumph and Alpinestars have collaborated to create
the "Triumph engineered with Alpinestars" line of
technical riding apparel.
The high performance apparel
combines the distinctive Triumph look and premium Alpinestars design for a unique line of men’s and
women’s jackets, pants, gloves and boots as well as a
Triumph says that the apparel line was
developed in conjunction with some of the world’s
fastest Alpinestars-wearing MotoGP riders and complements Triumph’s full
line of Urban Sport motorcycles, which includes the
class-leading Daytona 675 as well as the Speed Triple,
Street Triple and new Street Triple R.
“Triumph is passionate about
providing outstanding motorcycling experiences, and
having the proper gear is extremely important to
achieving that,” said Jim Callahan, North American
Marketing Manager for Triumph Motorcycles. “‘Triumph
engineered by Alpinestars’ apparel offers class-leading
riding gear with a look that is pure Triumph.”
Triumph said that just as
they do with their motorcycles, Alpinestars utilizes state-of-the-art
design and technology in all of its products.
the jackets, pants, gloves and boots have an
"aggressively styled urban design with features that were
developed on the track and transferred directly to the
street for the highest level of riding performance".
The riding apparel features
a long list of technical benefits that range from the
protective nature of full grain 1.2-1.4MM cowhide,
thermoplastic polyurethane (PU) panels and Kevlar
Creature comforts that include stretch
panels, removable linings and generous amounts of
venting make long days on the street or at the track
comfortable. The color combinations and Triumph logos
are exclusive to the "Triumph engineered with Alpinestars" line.
We're waiting on
confirmation that the partnership with Alpinestars does
not mean that the relatively successful current line of
Triumph clothing will be discontinued.
UPDATE: Triumph has
confirmed that the original Triumph line of motorcycle
clothing will continue to be developed and offered to
customers! (March 2009).
AS2 Jacket (Photo
The Triumph AS2 jacket is made from 1.2 - 1.4mm full grain leather
with multiple-stitched main seam construction.
Ergonomically placed accordion stretch panels and
stretch panel insert for optimal fit.
Pre curved sleeves and adjustable waist for optimal
Removable CE approved GP elbow and shoulder protectors.
Removable thermal vest for multi-season riding comfort.
Back protector compartment with PE padding and
aerodynamic ventilated profile back hump.
External foam padding and chest compartment with PE
Triumph says the AS1 gloves are "the ultimate in race riding,
developed between Alpinestars and GP riders".
Thermoplastic polyurethane (PU) knuckle and finger
sliders give maximum impact and abrasion resistance. The PU construction is
claimed to be 4 times more abrasion resistant than
carbon fiber and allows for venting across the knuckle.
The outside finger seam is offset with a leather panel
and sliders to the wrist to prevent unwanted seam bust
and to ensure that the rider slides as opposed to
The inner lining of the glove is reinforced with Kevlar,
a further barrier against abrasion while the seams are
external, theoretically increasing rider comfort and feel.
Grip is said to be improved with the suede panels that help the
rider move and adjust the hand while racing, reducing
wear and blistering on the palm and fingers. Double wrist closures allow for a comfortable and secure
Triumph AS2 Boots
The hi-spec race boot is
said to be ergonomically shaped for maximum riding comfort.
It was designed and built for racers, but also is designed
for everyday use.
The shin plate, ankle, calf and heel sections are made
from thermoplastic PU, proving high levels of abrasion
resistance. The calf and heel sections also form a brace
to protect these areas from crushing and twisting.
Venting is built in to the various PU panels for
airflow, with a highly breathable lining in the ankle
and forefoot areas.
A rubber compound sole gives good grip and durability
which is reinforced with a steel bar for additional
AS1 Leather One-Piece Suit
Triumph says the AS1 suit was designed and developed with
GP riders for optimum track racing performance.
The aggressive 90-degree cut sleeves were designed to give the rider
ultimate comfort when riding hard.
Stretch panels (stretch Cordura) are positioned for
The sport hump gives increased aerodynamic streamlining
for those all-important seconds.
While most of the suit is full leather, sections are
perforated leather for airflow cooling in the heat of
Knee sliders are standard.
The lining is removable and can be washed to keep the
"Triumph engineered by Alpinestars" apparel is available through the nearly 200
authorized Triumph Motorcycles dealers throughout North
America. To find your local Triumph dealer, visit