For those after the highest level of safety without sacrificing style, Helite’s Roadster Leather Airbag Jacket could be the answer. This 100 per cent full-grain 1.3 mm buffalo leather jacket is equipped with Helite’s airbag technology, which absorbs impacts endured by a rider’s upper body and ensures effective dispersion of energy and force.
The Roadster 2 now has the CO2-Cartridge incorporated into the jacket giving it a more streamlined look. When activated, the patented design of the airbag offers rigid support for the head and neck to reduce the risk of a traumatic brain injury.
The head and spine will stay fixed in a natural upright position so that neck vertebrae cannot be injured by hyperflexion. The black or brown Roadster leather jacket is also equipped with a SAS-TEC level 2 back protector which acts like a turtle hard shell. The result is increased protection against small objects and full disbursement of force across the surface of the back protector.
As far as comfort is concerned, the jacket features a soft collar neck, adjustable waist circumference, and adequate airflow because of the FreeAir mesh ventilation system in armpits and side panels.
Each jacket comes with a CO2 cartridge installed and a motorcycle tether for bike attachment. Once the cartridge is spent and the airbag activated, it’s as simple as fitting another cartridge to be ready to go.
The Helite Roadster 2 Leather Jacket is available in Vintage Brown or Black leather for $1495.00 RRP, in sizes Small to 6XL, for more information see the Helite Australia website (link).
Helite Roadster 2 Leather Airbag Jacket features
Black Buffalo leather, 1.3 mm thick
KNOX CE-certified shoulder protectors and elbow guards
Removable certified SAS-TEC Level 2 back protector
Removable liner (100% Polyester) for all year round riding
Turtle certified technology, airbag effective in under 100 milliseconds
Wrists adjustment, elasticated arms for increased freedom of movement
To provide a better, more streamlined look, the cO2 canister is hidden in an inside pocket
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