The upper half of the two-piece missile leather ensemble gets an update for 2022. In 2018, Alpinestars launched what many might consider one of the brand’s biggest hits. With a great sense of style and a big focus on quality and protection, the Missile Series has been successful enough to merit a new release for 2022.
Alpinestars hit the nail on the head with their redesign, still retaining everything to love about the Missile, but now in a redesigned package. To commemorate its new version, Alpinestars has officially named its latest creation the V2. We know that just means “Version 2”, but the brand has kept everything to love about the original, like the ability to pair this jacket with the matching Missile V2 pants, and its sublime, thoughtful impact. , as well as abrasion protection. .
New for 2022, we get a refreshed design. The jacket is still made from high quality cowhide leather which still features extra thickness in key areas for improved abrasion resistance. Speaking of protection, aside from the thick leather, the jacket also features Nucleon Flex Pro protection pads on the elbows and shoulders as well as DFS sliders on the elbows and shoulders. The jacket can also accommodate back and chest protectors, certified according to the EN17092 standard. The Alpinestars Tech-Air Vest is also compatible with this garment for added protection.
The missile also begs you to go around a corner and aggressively perch on your motorcycle. Its sport cut makes it especially suitable for cyclists leaning forward and in “attack mode”. However, to keep you moving comfortably, Alpinestars have installed gussets in key areas to improve its flexibility. Moreover, the jacket also comes with pockets, waist adjustment straps, cuff zippers and a zipper which can prevent your jacket from riding too high when it connects with your riding pants. We also recommend taking a look at the Alpinestars Missile V2 Pants to get the complete two-piece set.
For now, the jacket is available in just two colors, all classic black, black and white and a black-red and white colorway that adds a bit of color to your ride. You can snag the Missile V2 Jacket for a price of $524.95 USD. Also check out the Missile V2 Pant which is $469.95 for the full set. With this complete package, expect to hit some twisties on your sportbike or sport naked well protected and dressed like new.