I have the Ignition jacket. Looks pretty good and flows a lot of air with the liner out. I used it from spring through the fall. I don't think you compromise much safety wise compared to a full leather jacket. With that said, it doesn't have the safety protection of a racing jacket....but then again it's designed to be that. The Akira looks very nice also. One difference I think might make a difference is that the collar on the Ignition can be snapped shut, whereas the Akira just zips up. Minor difference.