Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
Rep Power: 1
Cheap stitching and fake leather, not my idea of a good riding jacket. When it comes to what protects my body, it's cheaper and easier to replace leathers vs skin. I have no idea what the quality of the cheap ones are but I can tell you right now I would never chance it.
If it's between those options, I'd go with the textile Honda. Even though leather should be more protective, in Texas with that heat you need to be comfortable with a jacket that you will feel like wearing even in 100+ temps.
Edit: Crap, they're all cheap. Nevermind I guess, no opinion.
2003 Suzuki GSX1300R
Theory is when you know everything, but nothing works. Practice is when everything works but you don't know why. In my shop theory and practice are combined, nothing works and I don't know why.