New video, rider crashes with Helite airbag

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  1. helitemoto

    helitemoto Been here awhile

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    A rider sent this story to us yesterday: ​

    "I was travelling on Tasman Highway in Tasmania, towards Hobart. After riding for 3.5hrs I was pretty exhausted. During a corner, I wasn't paying enough attention, looking into the rear mirror for my friends behind me. Then I realised I was running wide and target fixated. That resulted in me running off the road, and low siding the bike at 80km/h. I don't know exactly when the airbag got deployed. All I know is that I tumbled for a few seconds, eventually hitting my bike and stopped. Immediately after the crash I feel quite a lot of pain in my knee and elbow, but no pain in my body, neck or head. After checking if my arms and leg were working, I unlatched my airbag, as it was really tight, and made breathing difficult, especially after being winded by the crash. Then I basically turned off my bike and got up. I did have full leather on with pads, so my knee and elbow was fine after about 10 minutes. There was scratch on my backside, between my leather jacket and pants. But yea, the part of my body that didn't feel any pain during or after the crash was the part covered by the airbag. I'm not sure if the photo shows it, but the vest has a small tear on the back. Without the airbag, this puncture probably would have been my back. Thanks to the protection gear, especially the airbag, I was fine about 15 minutes after the crash. I got to continue my trip in Tasmania, this whole incident only delayed me for about 1 and half hour.

    Thank you!

    Chao"

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  2. George Hanson

    George Hanson Been here awhile

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  3. helitemoto

    helitemoto Been here awhile

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    Thanks, i'll repost it in a different format.
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  4. helitemoto

    helitemoto Been here awhile

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  5. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I am going to be following this thread very closely! I am almost 69, didn't start riding until I was 61, and know my reflexes aren't as great as they once were. I love my F800GT and want every advantage I can get to keep riding it as long as possible.

    BTW, that rider in the video landed on a area covered with basalt rocks. You can see one in the last frame right in front of the lenses. Truly amazing that he walked away from that. No wonder he had a rip in his vest.

    Have you got discounts for old geezers? :D
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  6. helitemoto

    helitemoto Been here awhile

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    We sure do, use code ADV at helitemoto.com for a 10% off discount and one free CO2 cartridge!
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  7. RSmith

    RSmith Adventurer

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    Thanks for posting that discount code - I'll give it a go.
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