fbpx

PODCAST: Motorcycle Armor

Armor is effective, and you need to let your customers know it. Put it to them this way. A medieval knight would not have dared to walk out onto the battlefield without donning a suit of armor.

We’ve all thought it before: “I’ve done this a million times without hurting myself — I don’t need this gear.” Whether we were just too lazy to put on a helmet and pads riding a bike as a kid or we didn’t want to wear an awkward-fitting life jacket while boating or on a PWC, or we skimped on safety in another sport, many of us have bet against the odds at some point and taken the risk. But, low odds are still odds, and you just never know what will happen.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2015, there were 88,000 motorcycle injuries for the registered 8,600,936 motorcycles in the U.S. While that may only equate to a 1% injury rate, consider that a separate study by the George Institute for Global Health found that motorcycle jackets, gloves and pants reduced injuries by 13.6%, 17.3% and 7.1% respectively; when worn with body armor, the percentages increased to 22.2%, 31.5% and 20.6% respectively. 

In other words, armor is effective, and you need to let your customers know it. Put it to them this way. A medieval knight would not have dared to walk out onto the battlefield without donning a suit of armor.

For more information about motorcycle armor, click here.

You can subscribe to “Motorcycle & Powersports News: The Podcast” through your favorite podcast apps, including Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.

You May Also Like

Z1R Women’s Bomber Jacket

This bombshell is fashionable but functional.

Women's Bomber Jacket

Z1R has introduced the brand-new women’s Bomber jacket. Fashionable but functional, a quilted chassis with faux leather sleeves is outfitted with a rib-knit stretch waistband and collar for increased comfort, two hand warmer pockets, and a polyester liner that wicks moisture and improves comfort. Available in sizes XS to 3W, its suggested retail $149.95 to $159.95.

EVS Bantam Roost Deflector

Offering all the protection of an adult piece sized for a child.

Bantam roost deflector
509 Launches Motorcycle Gear with Industry-Leading Innovations

509 is known for snow gear and branching into the street motorcycle segment.

509, motorcycle street apparel
Z1R Women’s Blinker Jacket

Fashion meets function with this new Blinker jacket.

Women's Blinker Jacket

Other Posts

Mips, Brand Partners Host Motorcycle Safety Symposium

Alpinestars, Fox Racing, Thor MX and Troy Lee Designs showcased the latest innovative helmet models featuring Mips technology.

Mips Safety Symposium
2023 Motorcycle Trends Part 2: EVs and Emerging Technology

These trends are growing — no doubt about it.

electric motorcycle, charging, EV, EVs, electric vehicle
Apparel Pro: Snowmobile Helmets

Keep your face warm and vision clear.

snowmobile helmet, snowmobile
10 Crucial Tips for New Motorcycle Riders

Get comfortable with your bike and ride defensively.

new motorcycle rider, shop, dealership, new motorcycle