Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: central lower michigan
I Ride: 13 zx10r (Genny), 2013 zx6r (Pearl)
My wife has been track riding for almost 10 years, she is a street rider/commuter/tourer too. she will not get on her bike (nor will I) without all the gear, all the time. here is her gear list now
shoei rf1100 divinity helmet
PsycleSkin under suit
spidi lady lizard suit (she has 2... one for the track, and one for touring)
alpinestars gp plus gloves
alpinestars smx plus boots
knox countour chest and back protectors.
these work well for her, she loves them and she is very picky about what she likes and doesnt like.
those saying sidi boots... most are men. sidi does not make super small sizes for ladies. i have the vortice and love them but,... they do not make them smaller than a 39 euro which is a about 6-7 men's. they do have leeser boots from sidi with good features, like the vertigo Lei but, you are limited to colors of black with pink stripes or back with white stripes. the other styles are not made small enough for ladies. but they do offer alot of color choices and boot styles for men.
the best piece of advice i can give you is find a retailer with items in stock and go try them on. find what you like, and what fits your frame and head. or find other ladies with the same stuff you are looking at, and ask them to try them on. most female riders are very proud, and happy to help other ladies along with their quest for better gear or learning to ride more.
if you think track riding is in your future, i would go right to the one piece suits. two pieces are ok for beginners, or street riding to start with but, when you get faster (and you will), you will want the most protection you can. a zippered 2 piece unit may be functional but, the zipper is the weak link in a crash. and the last thing you want exposed is your back or belly, when surfing the asphalt.
everyone goes down... EVERYONE! buy the best protection you can or cannot afford. it is the only thing between you, the ground, skin grafts, scars, and possibly death. this is not where you skimp.
i want to congratulate you on first off being a lady rider, and mostly want to thank you for being very intelligent, for seeing the need to protect yourself by seeking out and buying the PROPER gear for riding. GOOD ON YOU!!!!
here are some pics of her (and I, in one) she moved up and started riding the advanced group this last season with sportbiketracktime.com (before i did i might add). i am VERY PROUD of her. I see you are close by, to our region, you should check out the tracks in michigan (grattan, gingerman), illinois (autobahn, black hawk), putnam park in indy, mid ohio near columbus. and YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT DOWN TO BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK IN ALABAMA. that is THE BEST TRACK FACILITY EVER! check out sportbike track times forum, join in, and sign up to ride. you will learn more in one novice day of instruction than you can in 10 years of trial and error on your own, on the street.
Last edited by skidooboy; 03-17-2013 at 06:53 AM.