Want Some Honda Racing Gear? Head Down To Forever 21

There are things you’d expect to find at Forever 21, and there are things you wouldn’t. Skinny jeans? Sure. Sequins? Also. But racing gear?

The youth-oriented fashion retailer has teamed up with Honda to offer just that: a capsule collection of apparel inspired by the Japanese manufacturer’s motorcycle racing gear from the 1980s and ’90s.

“Honda’s motorcycle racing success in the ’80s and ’90s was legendary, with our riders earning many championships in domestic and international series,” said Mike Snyder of Honda Powersports. “While we’re focused on winning with our current teams, it’s fun to see our racing heritage honored by Forever 21 with a completely new audience.”

The collection includes t-shirts, crop-tops, sweatshirts, jackets, and skirts. There are items for men, women, and even plus-sizes – all with checkered-flag patterns and old-school graphics, but modern proportions. They’re available online or in stores across North America and around the world – of which there are now over 800 – with prices ranging from $13 to $35.

To launch the campaign, Honda and Forever 21 are giving away a new CRF250L all-terrain motorcycle via Instagram to one lucky winner who’s used the right hashtags and stuff.

“We are so excited to announce our partnership with Honda for this ’80s and ’90s inspired collection,” said Forever 21’s marketing VP Linda Chang. “We are always looking for new and unexpected partnerships, and this collaboration with Honda is especially relevant now with the popularity of racing and strong ties between fashion and motorsport. We hope that both fans of Honda and our customers will celebrate with us through this collection.”

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  • europeon

    Oh, look, a fat one! How disgustingly PC.

    Edit: I was curious about how this was presented by other news sites, and I was presently surprised to see that most motorcycle sites that deemed this newsworthy, decided to omit the pictures of the fattie from their articles.

    • LWOAP

      The correct word you are looking for is “plus size” now stop body shaming you oppressive shit lord.

      (This comment paid for in part by The Mary Sue)

    • Alter Ego

      𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯. Get over yourself lol. If you think that just having a fat person in the line up makes it PC that’s on you. It’s not like she’s wearing a shirt that says “kill skinny people”.

      • europeon

        Not attacked. Disgusted.
        Also, she has no boobs (and that’s the only good reason/excuse for a woman to be fat).

        • Bash

          I do not agree with what you said.. but yet i up-voted it. lol

        • Round

          Totally agree with you European… but you have to remember those who disagree with you probably are fat themselves…
          Really does not take much to keep in shape (I know “Round” is a shape but not the shape I fancy)

    • SteersUright

      What if your daughter, niece, etc. didn’t get the perfect body gene like 99% of women and men? Shouldn’t she also be shown that she can look cute in different outfits? Or should girls of curvier body types always be omitted such that they develop body dysmorphia issues and despite someone finding them beautiful, they will never be able to feel that way? Bullies are born of troubled parents, would you be proud of a son who pointed at the girl in the picture and referred to her as “fattie” too? Look where you want to look, but don’t shame others. Thats just low class.

      • europeon

        First, this is not about having a perfect body, it’s about letting oneself down. There is absolutely no reason for someone to get that fat, and scoring a modelling job out of mercy doesn’t help that person.
        Second, I wouldn’t let my children get that fat or moronic enough to put themselves in the spotlight.
        Third, there is a difference between bullying a random person around you (which is bad, and nobody should do that), and stating the obvious about a person that knowingly decided to be in the spotlight.

    • Dustin

      Yikes. There was a time in history when idiots would have snarkily commented that having people of color in the ads was “disgustingly PC.” Hope you feel equally embarrassed about it soon enough.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Jesus Christ, dude. It’s an article about fucking clothing. Grow the fuck up.

      • europeon

        Am I still allowed to have an opinion and act how I see fit?

    • FoxJ30

      So I’m going to assume you’re a dude. And given your opinions, I’d call you a hypocrite if you didn’t keep yourself in Jason Statham shape. Or Christian Bale from Batman Begins.

      Not every woman can be a size 2, and not every guy can have washboard abs. But everybody needs clothes, so might as well show what they look like on different people.

      • europeon

        That chick is not overweight, nor chubby, she is morbidly obese.

        There is a HUGE difference between having a few extra pounds and carrying twice your body mass weight in fat.

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