The Wild One.
Before the "street bike" emerged, there were Cafe Racers and "Bobbers"; stock bikes made by British and American icons, shaved down and heavily modified for speed more than style.
Riding these steel horses was a new kind of rebel. Some were young men coming back from war, adapting clothing and attitudes born over the war-torn skies of Europe to motorsport. Others joined from a new generation coming of age to a Rock and Roll beat, and breaking more rules than just the speed limit.
The Moto Jacket (No. 7197). A race-ready twist on the iconic 1950s moto jacket. Slim fitting, supple, premium Italian vegetable-tanned sheepskin. We've softened this premium leather to save you the miles of hard riding needed to break it in. Notable features include the asymmetrical exposed metal zipper and applied yellow racing stripes at sleeves. The waist is a little higher than usual; just like those of the 1950s. Bember lining. Shoulder epaulettes with snaps. Zip welt chest and hand pockets. Comfortable bi-swing action at back for better forward movement while riding. Zip sleeves. Antique nickel snaps and press dot buttons.