This is a recap of an accident where I was rear ended and my 2016RT was totaled.Just got one of these. It has a back protector fitted as standard. So what to do? Take out jacket D30 back protector or Helite back protector. Or wear both - With twice the discomfort?
I had removed the back pad from the Turtle2 and only had the protection of my Motoport Mesh Kevlar jacket.
The impact from the rear was so severe that as the bike moved forward, out from under me, my body’s apparent rearward motion sheared off the 49L top box from the bike.
The 2 vertical inflatable tubes in the Turtle2 were so effective at protecting my spine that I had ZERO injuries from the accident.
I installed a new CO2 cylinder in the Helite and continued wearing it after that.
Wear whatever is the comfortable combination of jacket back pads, but be sure to always wear the air vest.