I posted this on my ride report, but I figured I would do a little repost here in the equipment section because I am now a huge fan of Motoport Kevlar mesh riding gear. There might be gear out there that is of equivalent quality and protection, but so far, I havent seen any better protective gear on the market. Long story short, I was on my KTM 990 and went down on Mex 1 at 70 mph. I slid and tumbled over at least 200 feet on the rough asphalt and came out unscathed. What amazed me most is how the kevlar had a few scars, but was still in good enough shape not to warrant a replacement, just new sleeve zippers and couple of patches here and there. The jacket is the Kevlar Air Mesh II with Quad armor. The pants are stretch kevlar street jeans, also with quad armor. The quad armor is a bit bulkier than the tri armor, but I feel the advantages well outweigh the disadvantages. I have crashed in this gear several times off road, but this was my first crash test of the Motoport gear on the pavement. The following is a repost from my ride report...... The long straight stretch of Mex 1 south of Chapala was virtually deserted, or so I thought. The moment I hit the pavement my brain kicked into neutral thinking, ah, this is kind of nice to riding on some long straight deserted slab for a change. Butt on the seat for once, and I relaxed. For some miles I was riding behind Miguel. In 6th gear at that speed my RPM's were a little on the low end so the motor was kind of chugging. I decided to bump up the speed to get to a smoother rpm for the motor. In order to do this I had to pass Miguel. Like I said, my brain was in neutral and I was lulled into complacency thinking that we were the only ones on the road as I had not seen another vehicle for miles. I got on the centerline and started to pass Miguel when I felt my rear end get bumped. I immediately knew what happened. There was a vehicle behind me making a pass and I was so brain dead that I didnt even check my mirror. I was instantly down, sliding with the bike for what seemed like an eternity. But in real time I separated from the bike immediately, then continued to slide down the pavement head first, on my back before I started to tumble. I was told that I tumbled around 10 times but I dont remember it. All I remember is that when I started to tumble I instinctively brought my hands and arms into my chest. When I stopped I was lying in the middle of the road and my only thought was to crawl to the side and get off the highway. After that I was simply lying there with my eyes closed taking stock of my condition. I can wiggle my toes. Good. I can move my fingers, good. But damn, I dont feel any pain, I must be really messed up. Am I alive? After a few seconds I cracked one eye open to see the guys standing above me. I looked at Miguel with one eye open and said, "I think I'm OK." Then I got up, started to walk around and realized that not only was I unhurt, but I had zero road rash, not even so much as a scratch on me. Only three words are necessary: Motoport Kevlar Mesh. We loaded up the bike into the Dodge Ram and headed for the closest, town, Guererro Negro. My handle bars were broken in two so Ramon (the driver of the truck) took me to a welder and got the bars put back together. We then went to the Malarrimo Hotel, took stock of the situation, and decided to further evaluate the bike the next day. The bike was still rideable but needed some patching up. It fared surprisingly well because it simply slid on its right side and never tumbled, and never hit anything. CJracer will be mighty proud of how well his clutch cover held up in the crash. It took me most of the day to get the bike back in shape to ride any distance. I could have made it to the KTM dealer in Guadalajara or Chihuahua in a weeks time, but that didnt make much sense since I was only a long days pavement ride from San Diego. The only casualties of the day: My pride shredded backpack burst camelbak handlebars right mirror broken support frame under the headlight mask headlight mask dashboard mount throttle cables hand guards one bent fork cracked lower triple clamp at one of the pinch bolts throttle lock right tank and tank guard bent subframe bent luggage rack helmet scuffed up riding gear And finally, the front bumper of Ramon's truck. The following day I rode the bike to San Qunitin, then the next day home to San Diego. Parts and gear have been ordered and should be here next week. I fully anticipate to be back on the road in under two weeks. That aint so bad I think. I'm a lucky bastard. Hopfully I have gotten the crashing out of my system for a while. Dios quiere...... The Motoport Kevlar Mesh jacket is an amazing piece of gear. I got mine with the quad armor in it as well. I dropped the jacket off at Motoport and they are going to put a couple of patches on it, then fix a couple of the zippers on the sleeves that had broken in the crash. This is what Motoport gear looks like after being tested sliding and tumbling across rough ass Mexican asphalt at 70 mph. They now have a very loyal fan of their gear. This kevlar is amazingly tough stuff. Incredible actually. On top of that NONE of the stitching blew out either. The pants had a pretty good abrasion in only one area, but it didnt even go down to the inner liner. The jacket, well I think the way it looks after a crash like this is nothing short of staggering. Funny thing is that I was kind of wavering about spending 400 bucks on just an armored jacket as there are many cheaper option out there, but none nearly as good. The Quad armor pants were another 300 bucks, but well worth it. Very cheap insurance if you ask me. I am now a very loyal customer of Motoport.