This was a bit of an experiment. I decided that I should have a leather jacket to help protect me in case I should wipe out while riding one of my motorized bikes. However, being on a budget, I decided to look at the "Harbor Freight" of clothing, Haband. I duly ordered this leather jacket, in black: http://www.haband.com/index.cfm/fus...oductID/704d5985-f151-4c5f-8d5f-aee1fa586b4b/ Well, the jacket arrived yesterday, and yes it is leather. Will it help protect me in case of a fall? At the slower speeds these motorized bikes travel at, possibly. I'm calling it a "Frankenjacket" because it would be generous to call it a multi-panel jacket. It appears as though the hides were made of leather scrap pieces that are sewn together, so it has somewhat of a patchwork look to it. It's not particularly thick leather, but considering the price, it was actually heavier than I thought. The leather is very supple, and has a rich aroma. We'll see how it works out. My only concern is how or if the multiple panels (if you want to call them that) will stay together if I unexpectedly depart from my normal riding position and unceremoniously deposit myself on the roadway. I just hope that doesn't happen.