The GP MAX leathers represent RS Taichi's latest innovations in rider protection and comfort, featuring the company's high-quality 1.5mm Japanese leather that is very pliable for comfort yet exceptionally abrasion- and tear-resistant. A new 3-D pattern was developed for the suit, with perforated leather flex panels in the elbows, knees, shoulders and waist, plus elastic Schoeller Keprotec Kevlar fabric on the underarms, sleeves and legs, and a Y-shaped section in the crotch area ensuring ease of movement. CE-approved armor protection is utilized in the shoulder (15mm thickness) and elbows/knees (20mm thickness) while impact-absorbing 10mm-thick T-foam padding covers the ribs, collarbone, shoulder blades, tailbone and hips. Ventilation is provided by perforated leather panels in the front portion of the upper torso, arms and legs, along with ergonomically designed polyurethane plastic shoulder caps that not only furnish additional impact protection but also feature the company's T-AIR intake scoop for extra ventilation. The aerodynamic hump on the back of the leathers also has internal air passages that channel airflow to the rider's back while offering added protection. Wide neoprene fabric on the collar and wrist cuffs prevents chafing in those areas, a nice touch for even more comfort.