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4 Sexy (and Functional) Black Leather Motorcycle Jackets

New styles for 2014


Now that there's proof that women who ride motorcycles are happier and feel sexier than those who don't, the editors at Women Riders Now have gathered a collection of this spring's most stylish leather jackets that will leave the wearer looking as sexy as she feels. Make no mistake: these jackets are certainly high performance leather outerwear, but fortunately they go beyond boring black. They're fun and flirty with stylish accents that will invite double-takes. Click the images to view them larger and in a slideshow.

Made in the US

Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jackets fox creek leather butterly front
Fox Creek Leather has created this limited edition Butterfly Riding Jacket made of soft, yet tough, full-grain leather with leather inlay, beautifully embroidered details and stainless steel studs. The front has two zippered pockets, with two more inside. Elastic inserts on each side at the waist provide a streamlined and sexy fit.

Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jackets fox creek leather butterly back
With vented sleeves and dual exit vents in the back, the Butterfly Motorcycle Jacket will keep the wearer as cool as it looks. A full-sleeve removable liner adds versatility. Prices start at around $415 for sizes S to 3XL.

Sassy Protection
Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jackets for Women Scorpion Vixen black pink front
The Vixen from Scorpion is designed to meet the demands of serious—and sassy—women riders. Touting premium leather, focused perforation points allow ventilation for body temperature regulation. Plus, the Scorpion power stretch panels in the sleeves, underarms and sides increase flexibility and provide sleek form-fitting comfort.

Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jackets for Women Scorpion Vixen black pink back
The Vixen maximizes visibility with NightViz piping and printed panels. Inside is a removable heat control and moisture wicking liner, along with elbow and shoulder armor and a foam back protector. Available in three color combinations—the black and pink shown above, white and black, and black on black. Selling for around $400, it's available in sizes XS to 2XL.

"Legendary" Versatility

Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jacketss Harley-Davidson Ava black front
The Ava RCS (Rider Comfort System) is a lightweight leather jacket from Harley-Davidson that allows for maximum comfort and climate control. A removable full-sleeve nylon liner features Thermal Reflective Technology to regulate core temperature. The jacket's pre-curved sleeves and power-stretch waist and back offer immediate comfort with no break-in period.

Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jackets Harley-Davidson Ava black back
The Ava has two zippered shoulder and back vents. Reflective material provides visibility in low-light conditions, while pockets at the elbows, shoulders and back accept optional body armor. Available in XS to 2XL, plus sizes (1W-3W) and tall sizes, the Ava retails for around $450.

Soft and Rebellious
Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jackets River Road Skull Roses Grateful Dead
River Road's new Skull and Roses jacket expresses your soft yet rebellious side paying homage to the Grateful Dead band. This classically styled biker jacket has two front intake vents and two rear exhaust vents to keep the body cool, while the removable insulated liner has a built-in pocket for mobile devices.

Sexy and Functional Leather Motorcycle Jackets River Road Skull Roses back
The Skull and Roses jacket has adjustable waist side belts for a more precise fit. Foam armor in the shoulders, elbows and back is removable and upgradable. Several exterior and interior pockets offer plenty of storage space. This jacket is available through the online retailer listed below starting at around $254 and comes in sizes S to 3XL.

We think women's motorcycling jackets have a come a long way and we're excited to see such versatility and style in 2014. Now, tell us what you think in the comments below. Which jacket is this season's sexiest selection for the open road this year?

Here are the links to each company, or online retailors, where you can either buy online or look up a dealer in your area:

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