Yoshimura just dropped their new Kushitani Mad Sport breathable mesh jacket featuring stretch panels and ventilation for added comfort on warm days. Armor is removable, reflective bits contribute some visibility, and sick graphics inject some style.
The Japanese purveyor of aftermarket performance parts has been known to team up with Japan’s premier manufacturer of motorcycle leathers — to collaborate on creating gear and apparel… Kushitani, mostly known throughout the world for their quality leather racing suits, has done the same thing for BMW Motorrad before too.
The Mad Sport jacket flashes Yoshimura branding and the company’s iconic red and white scheme, on a predominantly black jacket. Different materials provide varied shades of black and dark gray along with a subtle printed pattern of edgy, geometric fragments. The red accents from the brand’s logo, inner forearms, and pocket trim spill over onto the torso in scattered slashes — creating a shard-camouflage effect.
Kushitani constructed the Yoshimura Mad Sport in their HybridSpec material. The front and rear of the jacket are made of 100% polyester mesh. For improved mobility, the stretch panels use a nylon-polyurethane blend and run the entire length of the inner sleeves. Sweat-absorbing, quick-dry fabric lines the inner collar and cuffs.
Ventilated CE soft armor provides protection in the Mad Sport. The armor pieces are removable — found in the shoulders, elbows, back. Small reflective tabs at the lower back, around the waist, afford a bit of flash at night.
The Yoshimura Kushitani Mad Sport is listed online with a retail price of ¥35,000 JPY and $308 USD.