So once again we’ve bounced an AGV Sport suit and walked away. It’s worth mentioning that of the four crashes we’ve incurred while testing this brand, only one involved injury. In that occurrence, the rider landed on his knee hard enough to split his skin wide open, yet did absolutely no damage to the bones or ligaments. That was the worst incident but none of the other getoffs were easy falls. Suffice to say that we’ve really come to trust this company’s products. The Imola is safe, stylish and lists for a penny less than eight hundred bucks. Smart surfers can easily find it for about $80 less than that. We ran the Imola hard for a year, crashed it and then ran it some more. As far as we’re concerned, this suit has proven itself beyond question.
Track riding is an athletic endeavor. We crawl all over our machines as we do a lap, punishing muscles and gushing sweat. We expect our leathers to be protective, accepting that there will be certain compromises to our mobility and comfort as a result. Now imagine your dream leather suit. You’d be protected, absolutely comfortable, completely unhindered in your movement around the bike and you’d look like a million bucks in the bargain. Do such leathers even exist? Well, now they do.
We tested this suit during an unseasonably hot trackday at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan. After our first session in the new AGV Sport Laguna 1-piece leather suit, we were spouting words like, “Ergonomics! Design! User friendliness!” In use, the Laguna feels as if it had been created by a serious racetrack rider who’d decided once and for all to fix what he didn’t like about wearing leathers. The suit worked so well that we immediately took it back off so that we could study the garment more closely in an attempt to determine its secrets. The Laguna provides a very different experience from suits we’ve tried in the past and we wanted to know how this had been accomplished.