I ride a 2017 MTS 1200 touring and was recently pushed into a guard rail. Bike took no damage but I took some. My riding style is sport touring, no off road but both short 1 day trips and long 5 day trips mostly in canyon style roads. I ride a bit aggressive - not track or insane but really like the big lean angels.
I had a choice to have a car hit me or to side swipe a guard rail on my right side. I chose the 2nd.
My current gear
SCHUBERTH C3 Pro
Knox Handroid Gloves
Dianese Drake Air D dry pants
Dianese Super speed textile jacket
Alpine Stars bionic armor shorts worn under pants
alpine Stars Toucan Gore-Tex boots
I am upgrading my gear to leather and am looking at this. Any feedback would be great
Dainese Tuono D Air jacket
Dainese Misano pants
Will keep using my bionic shorts
Keep same gloves
Dainese Axial D1 boots
The hard part of this is gear review for true protection.
My pants were shredded and my thigh would have been as well if it was not for the armor in the shorts. My right foot took a hit so I am am looking for the most protection in a boot as possible and the D1 is the only boot I can find with CE 2 rating.
All of the gear listed here looks to be CE level 2 but was looking for some opinions on this. It is weird I am wearing sport bike/track gear on a MTS? I can’t find any gear that is more protective then track style gear. Anyone have issues with the Dainese boots I listed wearing them for long rides? I don’t plan on walking a lot but they will be on my feet for 8-10 hours a day.
My list of importance is
1. Armor and protection
2. Comfortable -
Here is a pic of my gear after the incident. You can see the deep scratches in my armor under the pants and the right boot was torn up. Only injury was sever strain, swelling and bruising on right foot. Nothing broken. I am not sure how fast I was going - my guess is about 40 MPH. Hit the rail and recovered a few seconds after impact
Thanks for any feedback- I will be back riding again in a few weeks
San Francisco, CA
2017 MTS 1200S Touring