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Teknic has updated their popular Xcelerator suit for 2013. At first glance, the new Xcelerator looks quite similar to the outgoing version, but it is a definite step up. Using race experience and input from AMA Pro Superbike champ, Josh Hayes, Teknic made a number of changes that make this a better suit all around.

Like before, the majority of the new Teknic Xcelerator suit is constructed using kangaroo leather. This is because kangaroo is much more abrasion resistant than standard cowhide, meaning that thinner material can be used. The result is a suit that is 30% lighter and much more supple from the start. One thing they did change in the overall construction was the cut. The new Xcelerator has more pre-curve, making it a much more comfortable when you’re in the riding position. Adding to the comfort is a large amount of expansion panels - both Kevlar and the accordion leather type. Teknic beefed up these stretch areas by not only switching to a stronger Kevlar material for 2013, but by layering the leather over the stretch material where they meet as well. A leather curtain was also added behind the stretch panel in the lower back.

Impact protection comes from CE certified armor in the shoulders, elbows and knees. The shoulders and elbows are both capped with aluminum sliders which are set into molded protectors and backed by energy absorbing foam. Pads can only protect the intended joints when they are lined up properly, which is why Teknic gave the elbow and knee armor a unique velcro system which allows you to easily adjust their position. Beyond the visible armor, there are also pockets of memory foam found throughout the suit to protect areas like the collarbone, chest, thighs, and tailbone.

Overall, the new Teknic Xcelerator suit is comfortable, safe, and packs a lot of features for its price. If you’re interested in this, or any other Teknic product, you can get expert sizing advice and place an order by getting in touch with Brad through the forum, or by calling 866.931.6644 ext. 810. Is email more convenient? Feel free to send one to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM for a quick response.

The 2013 Teknic Xcelerator is available in two colors - Black/White (pictured), and White/Black/Red (photos coming soon).





Plenty of stretch panels, along with the new, more pre-curved cut, help make the Xcelerator very comfortable in the riding position.



Aluminum sliders protect the elbows and shoulders. They are set into molded protectors and backed by energy absorbing foam.



The use of kangaroo leather makes for a lighter and more flexible suit.

 

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The new Teknic Xcelerator suit comes in the Black/White that we showed you previously, and the White/Black/Red shown here.

 
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