Motorcycle Body Armour

Alpinestars Bioflex Hip Protector Black

£19.99 Ex Tax:£19.99

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Alpinestars Bioflex Knee Protector Black

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Alpinestars Bionic Plus Elbow Protector Black

£39.99 Ex Tax:£39.99

With ergonomically profiled Level 1 CE certified protection securely held in position via a dual str..

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Alpinestars Bionic Plus Knee Protector Black

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Ergonomically profiled for an optimized fit and with level 1 CE certified protection securely held i..

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Alpinestars Nucleon Flex Pro Elbow Protector Anthracite

£29.99 Ex Tax:£29.99

Incorporating innovative Nucleon Flex Pro technology that is lightweight and ventilated, the Nucleon..

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Alpinestars Nucleon Flex Pro Knee Protector Anthracite

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Alpinestars Nucleon Flex Pro Shoulder Protector Anthracite

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Alpinestars Nucleon Flex Proi Full B P Insert Smoke Red

£89.99 Ex Tax:£89.99

The extremely lightweight Level 2 CE and UKCA certified Nucleon Flex Proi Full Back Protector Insert..

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Alpinestars Nucleon Kr-1 Celli Transparent Smoke Red

£79.99 Ex Tax:£79.99

This super lightweight back protector insert comes in three different waist-to-shoulder dimensions i..

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2 Black Red

£139.99 Ex Tax:£139.99

NUCLEON KR-2 Protector The Nucelon KR-2 is a premium adventure touring back protector ce certifie..

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2 Black Smoke Red

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The NUCLEON KR-2 is an ultra-lightweight, premium adventure touring back protector CE certified Leve..

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2I

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UCLEON KR-2i Protector The Nucleon KR-2i soft back protector insert is ce-certified level 2 to the ..

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-3 Smoke Black Red

£204.99 Ex Tax:£204.99

The Nucleon range of road protection features a superb anatomical fit and comfort. Constructed with ..

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-C M L Black White Red

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NUCLEON KR-C Protector The Nucleon KR-C features and easy to use divided chest protector certified ..

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-Cell Smoke Black Red

£109.99 Ex Tax:£109.99

A light and flexible back protector that fits seamlessly under an outer garment, the Nucleon KR-Cell..

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-Celli Protector Transparent Smoke

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Body Armour Motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience, but it comes with its fair share of risks. Motorcyclists are vulnerable on the road and exposed to various hazards that can lead to serious injury in the event of an accident. However, advancements in safety gear have significantly improved riders' protection, with motorcycle body armour being a crucial component. In this article, we'll delve into the importance of motorcycle body armour, its types and features, and why investing in quality gear is paramount for every rider's safety.

Understanding Motorcycle Body Armour

Motorcycle body armour is specially designed protective gear worn by riders to minimize the risk of injury during accidents or collisions. It protects against impacts, abrasions, and other potential dangers encountered on the road. Unlike traditional clothing, motorcycle body armour incorporates high-tech materials and innovative designs to provide maximum protection without compromising comfort or mobility.

Types of Motorcycle Body Armour

1.      Impact Protectors: These are typically made of foam or gel-like materials designed to absorb and dissipate the force of impacts in the event of a crash. Impact protectors are commonly found in key areas such as the shoulders, elbows, knees, and back.

2.      Hard Shell Armour: Hardshell armour comprises rigid plastic, carbon fibre, and metal plates. It offers superior protection against sharp objects and hard impacts, particularly in high-risk areas such as the spine, chest, and hips.

3.      CE Certification: When purchasing motorcycle body armour, consider CE (Conformité Européenne) certified products. CE certification ensures that the gear meets European safety standards, guaranteeing a certain level of protection and quality.

Key Features to Consider

1.      Fit and Comfort: Proper fit is essential for adequate protection. Motorcycle body armour should be snug yet comfortable, allowing for full range of motion without restricting movement. Adjustable straps and breathable materials enhance comfort during long rides.

2.      Ventilation: Riding gear with adequate ventilation helps regulate body temperature and prevent overheating, especially during hot weather conditions. Look for perforated panels or mesh inserts that promote airflow while maintaining protection.

3.      Abrasion Resistance: Quality motorcycle body armour should be constructed from durable materials with excellent abrasion resistance. Reinforced stitching and robust outer fabrics enhance the gear's longevity and effectiveness in sliding situations.

4.      Modularity: Some motorcycle body armour systems offer modular components that allow riders to customize their protection based on riding conditions or personal preferences. This versatility ensures adaptability without sacrificing safety.

The Importance of Motorcycle Body Armour

1.      Protection Against Impact Injuries: In the unfortunate event of a crash, motorcycle body armour absorbs and distributes the force of impact, reducing the risk of fractures, contusions, and internal injuries. It is a crucial barrier between the rider's body and the unforgiving pavement.

2.      Prevention of Abrasions and Road Rash: Abrasions and road rash are common injuries in motorcycle accidents, often caused by friction between the skin and the road surface. Body armour with abrasion-resistant materials minimizes skin damage and speeds up healing.

3.      Spinal and Joint Support: High-quality motorcycle body armour includes back protectors and joint guards that stabilize the spine and limbs, reducing the risk of spinal cord injuries, dislocations, and hyperextensions. These features are essential for off-road and sport riding.

4.      Enhanced Confidence and Focus: Knowing that you're appropriately protected boosts confidence and allows riders to focus on the road ahead without worrying excessively about potential injuries. This peace of mind promotes safer riding habits and overall enjoyment of the riding experience.

Investing in quality motorcycle body armour is a non-negotiable aspect of riding safely on the road. The advanced materials, innovative designs, and rigorous testing behind modern protective gear offer riders unparalleled levels of protection against various hazards. Whether you're a commuter, a weekend rider or an adrenaline junkie hitting the racetrack, prioritizing safety should always be at the forefront of your gear selection process. Remember, it's not just about looking cool—it's about riding wise and arriving at your destination safely every time.

Check out our full range of products, such as motorcycle clothing, motorcycle helmets, motorcycle gloves, motorcycle suits, motorcycle jackets and motorcycle trousers, available online or by visiting our Darwen store today. If you have any questions regarding any of our ranges, please call our customer service team at Race Leathers on 01254 704 000, and we will be more than happy to help.