Often bikers think they don’t need protective clothing since nothing will happen to them anyway, and if something happens, it’s not the clothing that will protect them. Honest, they do say it.
Well, if you ever need to have an example on how your protective clothing will save you, have a look at the video below. The video is of the French MotoGP racer (and former World Champion Superbike) Loris Baz during a test session at Sepang, Malaysia. He is part of the Ducati Avintia Racing team, and he was going down the very long straight line on the Sepang circuit at 300 kph (180 mph) when the bike mis-functioned and he crashed at full speed.
Here is the video:
At that speed, 180 mph, you are normally toast. You will get shredded by the asphalt, but believe it or not, Loris got up and ran away from upcoming bikes.
A photo posted by lorisbaz (@lorisbaz) on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:57pm PST
Unbelievable that you can survive such as high speed crash and walk away from it. The technology in protective clothing has become such as you can survive one. And even if you’re not a MotoGP racer, you can still get your hands on proper protective suites. And now you can see why…