2018 Motocross of Nations: News

Alpinestars: Blackjack

Limited edition from Alpinestars

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Las Vegas, Nevada USA – The Monster Energy Cup goes down this weekend in Sin City where an elite group of riders from around the world will go all in for their chance at the Million Dollar prize. It will take more than luck to end up with the best hand at the end of the night. Alpinestars has introduced a special collection of gear for the riders which will set them apart.

The Limited Edition ‘Blackjack’ collection includes a Racer Braap Jersey, Racer Braap Pants and Radar Flight Glove, the Tech 7 Motocross Boot, as well as the SX-1 Knee Guard, A-1 Roost Guard and a A-4 Chest protector. The grey, off- white and flo-red stealth gear gives an edge of confidence while protection layers blast a flo-yellow underlying message to the competition that this rider has an Ace up their sleeve.

Tech 7 Construction

– Boot chassis designed with an ergonomically profiled forefoot and lower toe-box to provide easier shifting and improved rear brake feel and control.

– Incorporating an innovative one-piece injected dual compound foot shell with co-injected hard toe protector and integrated steel shank. The shell is highly resistant to abrasion and impact, adds to the boot’s overall durability and improves boot’s streamlining.

– New dual compound sole is seamlessly integrated into the base structure for superior durability, high performing rubber grip patterning, and feel. The sole and footpeg insert are replaceable.

– Upper constructed from innovative microfiber material that is flexible and abrasion resistant. Upper material is reinforced with PU for high levels of water-resistance and durability and improved weight-saving performance. Material ensures consistent fit even for long term usage and is easy to maintain and clean


– Contoured calf protector plate is injected with high modulus polymer for impact resistance and incorporates Alpinestars’ developed blade flex system for greater precision control and movement, added protection for heel and Achilles tendon and helps prevent hyperflexion.

– New TPU ankle protection system incorporating a biomechanical link between the middle and bottom sections of the boot helping prevent damage to the leg by providing progressive force relief for torsional forces.

– Alpinestars developed TPU shin plate and medial protection are constructed from one single part for greater structural integrity and stability. The anatomically profiled shin plate features a dual closure system with an internal microfiber flap attached with Velcro® for a precise fit closure while the rugged and durable shin plate attached securely with a precision adjustable buckle.

– The Tech 7 boot is CE certified and features a unique, high strength sole construction offering durability and protective performance.

Key Features

– The TPU medial side panel incorporates an advanced honeycomb rubber insert and is designed for excellent grip against the bike while guarding against impact.

– Wide entry aperture for convenience and allows broad ranging calf fit adjustment and support.

– Innovative buckle closure system includes high-impact aluminium bridge closures, with memory settings and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure and improved riding performance. All buckles are replaceable.

– Redesigned instep and Achilles accordion flex zones construction for superior comfort, control and support.

– Extended microfiber gaiter helps prevent excessive water and dirt entry.

– Internal lining includes anti-slide microfiber suede on the heel to help keep foot in position.

– Soft foam reinforcement on ankles and collar for long lasting comfort and shock absorption.

– New, dual compound, removable anatomic footbed includes EVA and Lycra top for comfort and support ensures even weight distribution and reinforced heel.

To match the boots comes a Limited Edition “Black Jack" Racer Braap Jersey, Pants, and Radar Gloves. The Limited Edition Racer Braap kits hosts all of the same technical features as the standard Racer Brap gear but is offered this grey, off-white and flo red stealth gear while supplies last.

Racer Braap Jersey

With its pre-curved sleeves, moisture-wicking and extremely lightweight and durable main chassis the Racer Braap Jersey will not let you down when the track or trails get tough.

Key Features

– Poly-fabric construction is lightweight, moisture-wicking and durable.

– Cut longer in the rear area for compatibility with Alpinestars’ MX pants.

– Stretch collar neck construction for fit and comfort.

– Fade resistant sublimated graphics.

– Fitted wrist cuffs for optimized fit

Racer Braap Pants

With an innovative, ergonomic design and distinctive graphic patterns Alpinestars’ Racer Braap Pants are at the forefront of off-road racing apparel. With stretch panels and a 3D knee construction for freedom of movement and extensive, lightweight mesh this pant also incorporates a pre-shaped leg construction and reinforced padding to offer excellent levels of comfort and performance.

Key Features

– Durable poly-fabric/nylon construction that is PU coated for additional strength and durability.

– Large rear stretch panel insert provides increased comfort and flexibility to the waist and lower back.

– Extensive lightweight and ventilated mesh with stretch panel inserts for improved fit.

– Pre-curved, ergonomic leg construction for improved performance in the riding position.

– Heavy poly-fabric reinforcement on the seat area and inner leg panels provides superior abrasion resistance.

– Includes perforated foam hip pads for fit, comfort and breathability.

– Leather reinforced inner-leg panels for heat resistance, grip and comfort.

– Innovative 3D knee construction and hidden expansion panel designed to accommodate knee protectors.

– 3D injection molded rubber logos for durability.

– Ratchet closure with dual waist adjustment pull-tabs for safe, personalized fit.

– Convenient interior hip pocket for key/coin storage.

Radar Flight Gloves

A lightweight MX glove that incorporates excellent comfort features, the Radar Flight Glove incorporates a single-piece spandex upper and Clarino palm for a reduced and lightweight material design. The silicone grip patterning on the fingers and innovative palm stretch gusset offers improved control on the bike’s controls.

Key Features

– Ergonomic chassis and reduced material design result in a supremely lightweight, comfortable glove.

– Lightweight, single-piece spandex upper construction gives excellent flexibility.

– Perforated, single layer suede palm is breathable and offers excellent sensitivity on bike’s controls.

– Reinforced thumb construction increases durability and gusset for improved flexibility.

– Innovative stretch insert in palm and thumb area for improved hand movement and lever control.

– Suede reinforcements on third and fourth fingers for added abrasion resistance.

– Convenient slip-on design for secure, customized fit.

– Silicone grip patterning on fingers for improved riding control.

– Hook and loop grip and stretch wrist pull tab with silicone for fit and easy entry.

– Pre-curved finger construction reduces fatigue and improves comfort.

A-1 Roost Guard


– Front and back hard shell guards constructed from a performance poly-material blend for optimized flexibility and excellent weight saving. Front shell guard is CE certified to EN 14021.

– Shells are perforated for maximum breathability and cooling ventilation, perfect for those hot dusty track rides. • Soft and lightweight bio-foam padded throughout chassis for maximum comfort and fit.


– Removable upper back padded panel enables perfect fitting of BNS neck support.

– Soft touch BNS puller for easy and safe engagement of the BNS.

– Removable and adjustable shoulder pads for size regulation with integrated BNS puller.

– Adjustable kidney elastic strap closure system with newly designed, quick and easy-to-use buckle.

– New guard closure means one size fits a broad range of rider body types.

– Innovative integrated Y-strap system for modular use of back protector with fast and convenient mounting.

A-4 Chest Protector

The lightweight A-4 Chest Protector offers high levels of upper body protection that is CE certified (front and back) against impacts, and incorporates thermoformed kidney protectors. The A-4 has an innovative strap closure system for quick, easy and tight securing fit and is modular to allow for the fitting of Alpinestars BNS neck supports for the ultimate in off- road protection.

– Front and back hard shell guards constructed from a performance poly-material blend for optimized flexibility and excellent weight saving. Shells are Ce certified:

– Front shell CE certified against EN 14021 (stone shield)

– Back protector CE certified according with the EN 1621_2: 2014 level 1.

– Shells are perforated for maximum breathability and cooling ventilation, perfect for those hot dusty track rides.

– Adjustable kidney elastic strap incorporates thermoformed perforated rib protection panels for high levels of protection without compromising movement.

– Kidney closure system has newly designed, quick and easy-to-use buckles. New guard closure means one size fits a broad range of rider body types.

– Soft bio-foam padded chassis for optimized levels of comfort and close-to-the-body fit. • Modular design means A-4 is optimized for use with BNS neck braces:

– Removable upper back padded panel for BNS neck support compatibility.

– Soft touch BNS puller for easy and safe engagement of the BNS.

– Removable and adjustable shoulder pads for size regulation with integrated BNS puller.

– Additional thermoformed EVA tale extension for extended coverage to the coccyx area.

SX-1 Knee Guard

A lightweight CE certified knee protector constructed from a performance polymer blend, the SX1 features an asymmetrical and slim-profile design for a safe, personalized and tight fit while at the same time promoting excellent levels of movement.

– CE certified knee brace to the latest EN 1621_1: 2012 K type A ( level1)

– Upper and lower frames are constructed from a high performance polymeric material blend for optimized levels of flexibility and strength as well as excellent weight saving properties.

– Polymer protector plates are strategically perforated for maximum breathability and air ventilation.

– Featuring Alpinestars Dual Gear System (DGS) a dual pivot with integrated hinge gear system for dynamic fit for mobility.

– Upper frame features extended frame for increased thigh protection without compromising mobility.

– Innovative patella construction features ‘floating’ protection cup for continuous coverage and mobility regardless of leg position.

– Patella cup constructed from impact resistant PU foam knee cup that is CE certified to Type A.

– Patella cup is backed by soft, viscoelastic padding for adaptive fit and breathable air mesh for ventilation and comfort.

– High Abrasion resistant fabric with an over injected TPU frame structure on outer central knee-cup area to improve the impact performances.

– Thermoformed foam backing for excellent comfort against the skin.

– Frames are asymmetrical and feature a slim, ergonomic design for comfort and performance fit. • Velcro and TPR dual strap closure systems for easy in and out and a personalized, safe fit.

– Straps feature airprene for optimized comfort and airflow.

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