No, sorry, replica Lorenzo leathers are not part of Alpinestars’ 2016 apparel collection, but the company is inextricably linked to the sport by protecting many of its participants. Many safety developments available to the public originate from knowledge gained at the track. And the above photo is much tastier than a logo or a studio shot of a new jacket.

Safety tech in the form of Alpinestars’ Tech-Air, made available in Europe last Spring, is targeted for U.S. availability, but no hard date was given. According to Communications Manager, Jeremy Appleton, the company is establishing warranty and tech support for the garments utilizing the airbag system, and progress toward a U.S. introduction is in an “advanced state.”

The entire line of new or updated apparel for 2016 from Alpinestars that will be available to consumers includes numerous items, which you’ll be able to see on the Alpinestars website Monday. Until then, here’s some highlights from the Alpinestars 2016 collection press introduction held at the company’s U.S. headquarters.

New and updated performance riding gear includes Atem one- and two-piece leathers ($1499 and $1299, respectively), Atem leather jacket ($799), Celer leather jacket ($649), Missile leather pants ($399), and Supertech R boots ($499).

Innovations in the new Supertech R boots are numerous and include better flexibility, improved abrasion protection, a new toe slider design, a newly redesigned compound rubber sole, an update to the ergonomically profiled shinplate, redesigned front flexibility, new, soft TPU stretch panels, and inner booties that now incorporate 20% fiberglass into the ankle protectors. Supertech R boots are CE certified to EN 13634:2010 specifications. Color choices include Black, Black/White, Black/White/Red (pictured) and Black/White/High-vis. Sizes: 39-48. MSRP: $499.95.

Innovations in the new Supertech R boots are numerous and include better flexibility, improved abrasion protection, a new toe slider design, a newly redesigned compound rubber sole, an update to the ergonomically profiled shinplate, redesigned front flexibility, new, soft TPU stretch panels, and inner booties that now incorporate 20% fiberglass into the ankle protectors. Supertech R boots are CE certified to EN 13634:2010 specifications. Color choices include Black, Black/White, Black/White/Red (pictured) and Black/White/High-vis. Sizes: 39-48. MSRP: $499.95.

The Black Shadow collection gets two new jackets, the Enforce Drystar ($369) and Warden Air ($329), and a new pair of Warden gloves ($69).

The Enforce jacket features a removable thermal liner and guaranteed waterproofing capabilities, plus race-derived shoulder protection. Colors: Black. Sizes: S-4XL. MSRP: $369.

The Enforce jacket features a removable thermal liner and guaranteed waterproofing capabilities, plus race-derived shoulder protection. Colors: Black. Sizes: S-4XL. MSRP: $369.

Additions and upgrades to the City collection include the C-20 Drystar glove ($119), C-1 Windstopper glove ($89), Riffs denim ($299), Crank Denim ($249), Copper Denim ($229), and Parlor Drystar shoe ($179).

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Crank Denim incorporates durable denim and a versatile knee protection system to enable customization for differing leg lengths. Cut for comfort both on and off the bike, the jeans are anatomically optimized with pre-shaped leg construction and are designed for daily commuting and urban riding. Sizes: 28-40. MSRP: $249.

The Women’s City collection, which Alpinestars stresses is built for purpose, meaning designed to fit women and not just downsized men’s gear, gets the Stella C-1 Windstopper glove ($89), Daisy Denim ($199), Riley Denim ($239), and Stella SR-3 Drystar glove ($69).

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Daisy Denim was designed by Alpinestars’ women’s design department to flatter the female body while also incorporating safety features such as CE-certified knee protection and interior aramid-fiber reinforcement. Sizes: 26-34. MSRP: $199.

Alpinestars has offered gear suitable for sport-touring riders in the past, but labeled the apparel under the Road Sport or Tech Touring monikers. For 2016, Alpinestars is removing the ambiguity with the Sport-Touring collection, which includes the all-new Pikes Drystar jacket ($429), the updated AST-1 Waterproof Pants ($199), and Tech Layer Top ($139).

The multi-material Pikes Drystar jacket is constructed from a reinforced polyamide main shell and incorporates Alpinestars’ full-length, waterproof lining as well as a removable thermal liner. Colors: Black, Black/Red. Sizes: S-4XL. MSRP: $429.

The multi-material Pikes Drystar jacket is constructed from a reinforced polyamide main shell and incorporates Alpinestars’ full-length, waterproof lining as well as a removable thermal liner. Colors: Black, Black/Red. Sizes: S-4XL. MSRP: $429.

For the Adventure-Touring crowd there’s the all-new Durban Gore-Tex jacket ($799), Durban Gore-Tex pant ($599), and Corozal Adventure Drystar boot ($289).

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To keep riders dry and warm, Alpinestars’ Durban Gore‐Tex Jacket features a removable Gore‐Tex liner with micro-fleece. The Durban also comes with CE-certified protection and Superfabric-reinforced seams, while its frontal ventilation system helps prevent the build-up of heat. The jacket is optimized for use with the Durban Gore‐Tex Pants. Sizes: S-4XL. MSRP: $799.

Highlighting the Touring department is the all-new Super Touring Gore-Tex boot ($399), the Multiair XCR boot ($269), and a variety of gloves including the Polar Gore-Tex glove ($149), Corozal Drystar glove ($109), Apex Drystar glove ($89), SR-3 Drystar glove ($69).

The Super Touring Gore-Tex boot incorporates an innovative, zipperless, buckle closure system that provides precise, comfortable fitment by tightening the rear of the boot instead of the front. The CE-certified boot is guaranteed to provide protection from wet-weather conditions, thanks to its waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. Sizes: 37-48. MSRP: $399.

The Super Touring Gore-Tex boot incorporates an innovative, zipperless, buckle closure system that provides precise, comfortable fitment by tightening the rear of the boot instead of the front. The CE-certified boot is guaranteed to provide protection from wet-weather conditions, thanks to its waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. Sizes: 37-48. MSRP: $399.

Alpinestars’ Casual line of motowear grows with the addition of two news shoes, the Oscar Rayburn shoe ($249), and Stadium shoe ($169).

The Oscar Rayburns are hand-finished shoes, meaning no two are the same. The CE-certified shoes feature a reinforced toe box and heel counter as well as an oil-resistant rubber compound sole with a new grip pattern design. Sizes: 6-14. MSRP: $249.

The Oscar Rayburns are hand-finished shoes, meaning no two are the same. The CE-certified shoes feature a reinforced toe box and heel counter as well as an oil-resistant rubber compound sole with a new grip pattern design. Sizes: 6-14. MSRP: $249.

Two new backpacks, the Orbit ($199) and the Force ($169), round out the 2016 collection.

The Orbit incorporates new innovations such as the advanced load carrying system, which evenly distributes weight across the back, and free-moving anatomical shoulder straps. The Orbit also features a waterproof chassis and a versatile roll-top closure system. MSRP: $199.

The Orbit incorporates new innovations such as the advanced load carrying system, which evenly distributes weight across the back, and free-moving anatomical shoulder straps. The Orbit also features a waterproof chassis and a versatile roll-top closure system. MSRP: $199.

  • JMDGT

    I have a pair of Alpinestars boots. I couldn’t be happier with them. The quality is world class.