More armour for your back

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Bionic 2 for men (left) and women.

Alpinestars has
released a trio of jackets designed to add protection to riders on
the road and off.

The Bionic 2
Protection Jacket comes in flavours for men, women, and kids, and
contains CE elbow and shoulder protectors, a chest plate, stretch
mesh lining, and a "Bionic Race Back Protector" that’s removable
and has the highest level of CE Certification possible (that would be
level 2).

It’s thinner and
lighter than previous armour but offers twice the protection to the
rider of Level 1 stuff.

Arm and shoulder fit
can be adjusted, and there’s a dual waist with kidney support closure
straps.

Prices range from
$180 for the youth jacket to $300 for an adult model that serves as
an "outer protection" jacket — but that’s meant for off-road
riders. The Bionic 2 Protection jacket shown could serve as an inner
armour system for street riders, worn under an unpadded leather
jacket. It’s $230.

See
www.alpinestars.com for info.

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