When you drive a car you can hide inside. With custom paint, an exotic design and dark windows, no one sees you, their attention is drawn to and focused on the car, but motorcycles in motion, no matter how dramatic their appearance, focus a lot of attention on the rider. It’s inevitable. If you’re one of those shy and retiring types, a motorcycle presents you with a problem, you’re on display whenever you ride, so why not embrace it?
Universal Design Ltd. is licensed by the movie studio to create these replica leather jackets and they try to make them look as close to the movie original as possible. Even when the movie version has what looks like all sorts of hard parts, UD Replicas forms the leather to look like the original piece.
Besides the Star Wars series and the Batman suit, they also have Tron replicas, X-Men replicas, and an upcoming Captain America suit.
The jackets look like a quality product and probably perform very well doing everything a motorcycle jacket should with CE approved armor and removable liners, but you’re going to need the right person to wear one. The Empire Racing Jacket looks OK, but it takes a certain personality type to ride off looking like an Imperial Storm Trooper and even then, there’s probably an upper age limit before even that person will set it aside.
I think if I were going to wear a movie replica jacket, I might go for the one worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun, but even that is a bit flashy for me. Star Wars, Tron, Batman or Captain America, if that’s the real you, now you can show the world whenever you ride.
Link: UD Replicas