• Fully lined with genuine 210gsm DuPont™ Kevlar® fabric with COOLMAX® comfort technology
  • Armour compatible - back, shoulders & elbows (sold separately)
  • Hidden SmartVent™ System in armpits and back to help keep you cool
  • Tough 100% Cotton twill outer shell
  • Snap down front closure with hidden YKK zip
  • 2 x internal zipper pockets
  • Snap down collar, chest pockets and cuffs
  • Premium ‘glove friendly’ YKK hardware
  • Free express shipping for Australian customers

Introducing the ‘Blackhawk’ Riding Shirt from Akin Moto - a protective over-shirt designed to be the perfect alternative to a big heavy jacket.

Ride with confidence knowing that you’re covered with genuine 210gsm DuPont™ Kevlar® fabric that has been woven with COOLMAX® comfort fibres. This patented technology provides very high levels of abrasion resistance, but it also ‘breathes’ - keeping you cool and comfortable.

Need more protection? We’ve designed the Blackhawk Riding Shirt to be 100% compatible with back, shoulder and elbow armour (sold separately).

Need more airflow? The Blackhawk Riding Shirt has a hidden SmartVent™ System in the armpits and across the back – simply open up the discreet vents and you’ll keep yourself cool on those hot summer rides.

When it comes to riding gear, small details make a big difference. The collar snaps down to stop it flapping against your helmet, there’s internal pockets for your valuables, and the sleeves are slightly longer so they sit perfectly when you’re on the bike. We’ve also used ‘glove friendly’ snap buttons and zippers to make it easier for when you’re in a rush and don’t want to remove your gloves.

The Blackhawk Riding Shirt is designed to blend seamlessly with all types of bikes, from cruisers to café racers, sportbikes to supermotos. No matter what you ride, it’s going to be your new ‘go-to’ – both on and off the bike.

"DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Numours and Company."


Lay your shirt or jacket flat on a table, and measure the chest, making sure to go from side seam to side seam (near the armpit like in the photo below - It's very important that you go ALL the way to the seam join). Compare your measurement to the table above. 

If you're unsure of your size, please EMAIL US at, especially if you are an international customer. We are here to help and will do whatever we can to make sure you order the right size.


Questions? Email us at You’ll be talking directly with someone who rides and has tested our gear. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Jeremy Long
Smashed it again!

Amazing shirt! Perfect for the cool mornings and hot afternoons on the Gold Coast! Keeps me warm enough in the cold and then unzip those vents to keep me cool in the heat. Super comfortable on and off the bike. Love that it doesn't look like your traditional riding gear. Currently paired with my Grenade gloves and looking to get some pants next!

Thanks for the review Jeremy! I'm stoked to hear how versatile the Blackhawk is for you! I ride to work daily on the Gold Coast as well and the Blackhawk is my favourite for the same reasons. Cheers for the photos as well! - Grant

Brad Longworth
Perfect for those summer rides!

I've had this for a few months now, after buying it at the start of summer in Australia and it instantly paid for itself.
My other jacket is the Alpha 3.0 from Akin, and while this is great without the insulated inner, I wanted something a little more streamlined and ideally cooler for the hotter months.

As soon as I got this, I transferred my armour over and I've worn it for every ride since.
It's the perfect balance - during the fresh mornings I keep it all zipped up and it's warm enough so that the wind chill doesn't get you but as soon as the temperature starts climbing, I just open up the ventilation zips and the air blows right through.

As with all their other products, it's very well thought out and the quality of it is second to none... not to mention how good it looks!

Hey Brad,

Cheers for putting together such an incredible and thorough review! We really appreciate it! I'm stoked to hear how much you're loving the Blackhawk shirt after a few months, and to hear that it compliments the Alpha Jacket outside of the colder months.

If we can ever help out with anything else at all in the future please feel free to reach out.

Fantastic Shirt

Love this shirt, it is exactly what I was looking for. It is light enough and I like the ventilation, exactly what is needed in the hot weather.
Sizes are on the bigger side in my opinion. I am glad I went for the small size. Reach out to the guys if you are unsure, they will provide awesome advice.

Hey Olaf, thanks for sending through such a detailed review, and thank you as well for sharing your experience on the size, that's very helpful! We're always available to help via email for any sizing or product questions.

These guys don’t miss!

Easily the most comfortable and understated riding shirt I’ve ever owned.
It’s so hard finding a riding shirt that looks good and offers great protection.
Well done guys!