Laypeople may not realize it at a glance, but motorcycle gear has come a long way since the days when cowskin and metal helmets were all that protected riders. Modern safety equipment packs a wide variety of advanced materials and clever designs to help those who spend their lives atop bikes stand a better chance of walking away should said motorcycles decide to throw their riders.
Perhaps the biggest advance of the 21st Century, however, has been the advent of personal airbag systems. First used in MotoGP races more than a decade ago, this technology has now reached the level of complexity that it can squeeze onto a vest that goes beneath existing motorcycles jackets, yet still provide protection in the event of a crash.
In fact, the tech has come so far, you can now buy it on sale. Right now, RevZilla is offering the Alpinestars Tech Air Street Vest for just $800 — 30% off the usual retail price. It’s the sort of deal that might be the gentle shove needed to convince you to spring for one of these pieces of revolutionary safety gear…which in turn could save your life the next time you experience a violent shove off your bike.
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