Cut from tough, supple cowhide that’s also water-resistant enough to shrug off the occasional drizzle, the design starts with pre-curved sleeves for freedom of motion. Snap-equipped tabs adjust the waist to match yours, and a built-in zipper lets it dock with a pair of leather pants. The lower torso and inner sleeves are perforated with a diamond-plate pattern designed to deflect sunlight and camouflage the actual holes that let outside air move through when necessary. But this isn’t just a summer jacket. Behind the permanent CoolMax liner, a zip-out Gore-Tex Windstopper liner keeps the chill out on cool rides and doubles as a casual jacket that’s stylish enough to wear to dinner afterward. Removable CE-approved armor at the elbows, shoulders and back provides substantial impact defense without getting in the way of a good ride. Reflective Scotchlite piping makes it much easier to see after dark. Beyond that, a lot of clever details distance the FXRG from your average black leather jacket.