Track crash TesTed! WhaT really saves your skin
So how well does a set of track kit really stand up to a fall? This well. At 70mph.
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This was a pretty fast crash. I was testing the new Yamaha R1 superbike at the Eastern Creek racetrack and fell off the bike at 70mph in Turn Two. The result was a 50 yard slide on my side and buminto the gravel trap.
The bike was pretty badly damaged and by rights I should have been too, but the kit I was wearing stood up to the fall very well – so well in fact that I was riding again 20 minutes later on another bike at the same track and carried on riding all day.
Here’s a breakdown of the kit I was wearing, how it performed and what the best points about it are. If you want to know how full sportriding kit fares in a crash then as far as this kit goes, I can tell you exactly…
Putting in the miles with the kit that matters