shift vertex suit - Kawasaki
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 10-24-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Champion Rider
moshpete's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: mpls,mn
Posts: 389
Posting Frequency
shift vertex suit

im looking at buying one of these and was wondering if anyone here owns or has used a shift vertext 1 piece suit. mainly im trying to figure out the sizing as its a pain to get to a store locally to try on suits due to shitty work hours etc and they dont even carry shift.

please post your height weight and where if any are the tight areas or what you have problems with thanks

im 6,6 180 34w 34l pants and wear a astar 58 street jacket that is a little short in the body and arms but more than wide enough( probably too wide) thanks for any input
moshpete is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 10-24-2011, 01:26 PM
Track Day Rider
greenguy3_af's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Aviano, Italy
Posts: 165
Posting Frequency
I'm 5'11-6', 190 lbs and I wear a 54 comfortably in alpinestars. Where did you find the shift vertex suits? I've been looking for one, the white/black one, you know someone who carries them?
greenguy3_af is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 10-24-2011, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
Champion Rider
moshpete's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: mpls,mn
Posts: 389
Posting Frequency
just on google search a few come up at around 600. i think ones on ebay now in size 54 too.

anyone abnormaly (abnormal in america) tall and lanky have any sizing insights to share?
moshpete is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 6 Old 10-24-2011, 02:17 PM
WSB Rider
2Tall2Ride's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 513
Posting Frequency
Yea, there's no off the shelf suit that fits.....

I've looked long and hard for one. Some companies can come close, a*'s and fieldsheer are among them (longest stocked lengths), but either the length or width will be way off. Which defeats the purpose of the suit, aka waste of money. How can the armor or leather protect you if it's loose and freely spins about your arm/leg? You will end up grinding to a halt on your skin through a ripped jersey stretch panel. Custom suits are reasonably priced these days. Check out Heroic (facebook todd mcnabney) or Pilot ( site sponsor). If you are stuck on getting an off the self suit Heroic has some really long gauntlet gloves that will help cover the sleeve length, not to mention they look sick and utilize top materials/build. Way above the top a*'s that's available to the public. Facebook Todd and you may get a better price.

I’m 6’-6”/220 and I wear the Shift Vertex jacket size XXL and the Heroic SPR-Pro Gloves:

Last edited by 2Tall2Ride; 10-24-2011 at 02:23 PM.
2Tall2Ride is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 10-24-2011, 02:39 PM
GP Star
caboose's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London, ON
Posts: 2,029
Posting Frequency
Send a message via MSN to caboose
sportbiketrackgear has them

2010 10R Superbike
caboose is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 10-25-2011, 07:55 AM
Squid wannabe
rafa's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dekalb IL
Posts: 6,073
Posting Frequency
Images: 2
I like Shift suits a lot, but I think shift stop making them right?

Well if it is any help
Im 5 11 and around 200 lb +- 5lb
And i had a Fieldsheer suit 54 which was a little tight, and now i have a Teknic 46 which works great.

"The ZX-10R is capable of being perfectly docile and tractable, but few men are capable of resisting its ever-present voice urging them to just twist it and see what happens."
rafa is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WorkDay shift or Night shift JLG0987 The Out House 33 12-05-2009 08:52 PM
Shift 1PC leather suit OneSLOW10 Parts, Gear and Accessories 0 07-19-2008 10:22 AM
Shift 1PC Black Leather Racing Suit OneSLOW10 Parts, Gear and Accessories 11 07-17-2008 11:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome