Bates Leathers custom one-piece race suits are used by top factory racers, magazine test riders, stunt men, and others wanting the ultimate in protection. Since these suits are custom, they are cut and sewn to fit you properly when in your riding position. Each Bates suit is an individual creation made specifically to meet each customer's needs - therefore, it is very important to tell us the type of riding and the type of bike you are using.

All custom race suits come standard with the following equipment:

  • top grain leather
  • top-stitched seams with nylon thread where possible (nylon used to prevent rotting)
  • extra leather in the seat 
  • full padding: extra leather in hi-density closed cell foam in the shoulders, elbows/forearms, hips and knees
    (Road Race and Street/Sport Suits only)