The 11 best sport motorcycle jackets under $500


The best sport motorcycle jackets are ones that provide both impact and sliding protection, especially on the shoulders, elbows and back. These selected sport motorcycle jackets are all under $500, and some are even way less.

Overview

In this review, we look at the best sport motorcycle jackets that are under $500. Most of the jackets provide similar features and pricing, but I want to point out from the start that your best value for money would be the Joe Rocket GPX from RevZilla. It’s almost half the price and comes with a back protector which you would still have to buy separately on other jackets.

These are the 11 best sport motorcycle jackets under $500:

  • Alpinestars Faster Airflow
  • Alpinestars GP Plus R V2
  • Alpinestars GP Plus R V3
  • Alpinestars SP-1
  • Coretech Apex V1
  • Dainese Agile
  • Icon Hypersport 2
  • Joe Rocket GPX
  • Olympia Kanto
  • REV’IT! Mantis
  • REV’IT! Vertex GT

Rating index

Two Motion ratings are assigned according to this index.

RatingDescription
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Excellent
⭐⭐⭐⭐Great
⭐⭐⭐Alright
⭐⭐Bad
Very bad
Two Motion Ratings

Alpinestars Faster Airflow

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Perforated
  • Colours: 3
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Alpinestars Faster Airflow is good hot weather sports riding jacket that is well below the $500 mark” ~ Two Motion



Alpinestars GP Plus R V2

BEST SELLER

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: (perforated version)
  • Colours: 6
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Alpinestars GP Plus R V2 is a great sports riding jacket which is well finished and comfortable” ~ Two Motion



Alpinestars GP Plus R V3

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: (perforated version)
  • Colours: 4
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Alpinestars GP Plus R V3 is a good improvement on flexibility and some styling features from the V2” ~ Two Motion



Alpinestars SP-1

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: (perforated version)
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Alpinestars SP-1 has a clean, simple design which makes it look much less like a chubby Power Ranger” ~ Two Motion



Coretech Apex V1

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 5
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Coretech Apex V1 is might make you feel like a ninja-batman but it’s comfortable and comes at a good price ~ Two Motion



Dainese Agile

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 4
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Dainese Agile is clearly made for style above anything else but still provides the protection you need for street riding” ~ Two Motion



Icon Hypersport 2

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: Yes
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐

“The Icon Hypersport 2 is very functional and even comes with a back protector but I personally don’t like the styling or the texture” ~ Two Motion



Joe Rocket GPX

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 4
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: Yes
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Joe Rocket GPX is great for the new sport rider who needs something affordable to get on the road without surprises” ~ Two Motion



Olympia Kanto

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 4
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: Yes
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Olympia Kanto is a good entry-level winter riding sport jacket that comes with full protection, including a back protector” ~ Two Motion



REV’IT! Mantis

Details

  • Material: Textile
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 4
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The REV’IT! Mantis would have been the perfect summer-time sport jacket if it wasn’t for those shiny shoulder cups” ~ Two Motion



REV’IT! Vertex GT

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 3
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Sport

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The REV’IT! Vertex GT; safe to say the best looking sport riding jacket on this list” ~ Two Motion


What’s your opinion?

Final words

These are all great jackets to consider for sport riding, but there are a variety of styles among them. Now it’s just a matter of what fits you best. If you want to explore other styles of jackets, you can have a look at my other collective jacket reviews.

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