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Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector

  • High performance, road and track protector
  • CE certified to the highest level of protection using Alpinestars DFD Tech (Dynamic Force Dispersion Technology)
  • Ergonomic 5 plate construction contours to the natural curve of the back
  • Plates lock to prevent overextension of the back
  • Fits into Alpinestars 1-piece suits or can be worn individually
  • Special formulation Impact Absorber gives exceptional impact attenuation with minimum thickness and weight
  • CE Level 2 Impact performance in accordance with EN 1621-2

Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 303639 650508-10-S/27020084 Out of Stock
Black / MD 303640 650508-10-M/27020085 Out of Stock
Black / LG 303641 650508-10-L/27020086 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / SM 504989 650508-20-S/27020096 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / MD 504990 650508-20-M/27020097 Out of Stock
White / LG 504991 650508-20-L/27020098 Available: Expect 1-4 business days lead time prior to shipment


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Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector 4.6 5 47 47
Snap in system is awful for a one piece suit-go standalone This whole snap in system is terrible. At least with my EU 48 size CR-1 suite, I can't put on the top half of my suit with the snap connected, and it's impossible for me to connect the snap myself after I've put on the top half of my suite. I ended up using a Bionic Race back protector (that I purchased last minute from a local shop after I returned my Revzilla order for being too small# for a track day weekend and sincerely regretted the purchase. I ended up simply wearing it without snapping it in, treating it like a standalone back protector without the support of shoulder straps. If you have a two-piece suit or jacket with the snap connection you might be ok, but I would not recommend this for a one-piece suit. A standalone product will serve you better. Small and Medium size back protectors #and probably all sizes) have the same size back protector. The only difference is the size of the waist belt. October 28, 2015
Good protection, lightweight. Great product the only thing is the fit the waist band is very small. I'm a size 32" waist, 5ft 7" and 69kgs ordered a medium and it's too tight!! Best order large if you want a good fit.. September 29, 2015
Snapped into my Motegi leathers perfectly Snapped into my Motegi leathers perfectly. Leathers are much easier to put on and take off now with the back protector snapped in behind the mesh. August 24, 2015
Fits well under leathers I haven't come off the bike yet since running with this back protector, but when I do (its just a fact of life at the track), I'm sure it will stay put and do its job. It is low profile, so no need to size up leathers to make room for it. It also integrates well with Astars leathers. August 6, 2015
This is a great product love it This item is great it's great on the track it's light fits great August 3, 2015
Good product for price This is a good product for the price, it does make my Dainese suit feel a bit constricted around the chest area with this on but I guess that's just my suit being a bit small perhaps. Under my jacket it fits just fine though. Would recommend June 8, 2015
Gets the job done I'm using this with an older Alpinestars Trigger 1 piece suit. First time out on the track with it and I unfortunately had to put it to good use. First, the fit is good, I don't even notice it's on when I'm riding. The waste straps are really tight. I have a small frame, slightly wider at the belly but nothing I would call a large beer belly. The waste straps are extremely snug, even when fastened at the widest setting. I can't get my suit on with this protector snapped into the suit. It either gets awkward or it comes unsnapped. So, I just put the protector on, then the suit. It's snug enough that even though it's not snapped into the suit, it stays in place just fine. This past weekend, had a small low side coming out of a corner, slid on my side and back for a bit. I came out of it completely unharmed. My suit of course did the most work, but this back protector gave me a good level of reassurance as I slid across the pavement. Recommended, but their newer version may fit better. May 24, 2015
Worth the money Haven't had an issue with mine yet. Fits comfortable, and does not impede my movement in a 1-piece suit. I forget it's there. April 15, 2015
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Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Gloriana H: back protection of course! Nov 28, 2015
chad h: A softer and more comfortable option than the race back protector Sep 15, 2015
Matthew S: Had a tumble got some cracked ribs also bruising to the chest and back. Anything to make track and race days safer... Jul 1, 2015
Tyler W: more protection that can be used on the street and dirt. Mar 26, 2015
Tim R: First track day coming up and this seemed like the most seamless solution to use with my Alpinestars Motegi one-piece suit. I'm hoping it doesn't add too much thickness to my suit since I can barely breath as it is. Jan 2, 2015
David D: I wanted to use race level protection on the street. Dec 21, 2014
David Ryan S: Fits perfect for my Astar GP-R Jacket Nov 12, 2014
A S: pretty nice saved me in a wreck Oct 20, 2014
O P: It goes with my GP Plus R jacket Sep 30, 2014
Marius J: Great protection with Alpinestars Atem Jacket. Sep 16, 2014
Sean Keith W: I need this back protector for motorcycle road racing Jul 17, 2014
Deniz E: Fits perfectly within the GP Tech Air. Jul 11, 2014
Jeff R: All the feedback suggests this will work great with my tech 1-R jacket. I will be using this for track days. Jul 8, 2014
C J: Need back protector for track. May 4, 2014
Giorgi G: to be safe Apr 26, 2014
Eryk F: is not accesible any more in europe :/ Mar 2, 2014
M A: Light weight and small. CE2 certified Feb 21, 2014
Divaldo M: This meet exactly with my suit, fit as well for every situation. Nov 15, 2013
Gary R: Comfortable and extremely easy to remove. Oct 11, 2013
Mohit T: I have an A* jacket, but I feel the armor is insufficient. With a chest guard and a back protector, you have complete protection against impact as well as tear. Sep 25, 2013
A shopper asked: Please explain sizes:
Small up to what height, same with Medium and Large
Nov 7, 2012
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RevZilla: The Bionic Race back protector comes in 3 sizes, and the correct size that you need depends on how you use the back protector. If you use the back protector with an Alpinestars Jacket or Suit that accepts the snap system from the top of the back protector you will want to follow these guidelines:

Size Small Back Protector: Men's Jacket/Suit size 46, Women's Jacket/Suit size 38-40
Size Medium Back Protector: Men's Jacket/Suit size 48-56, Women's Jacket/Suit size 42-50
Size Large Back Protector: Men's Jacket/Suit size 58+
If you plan on using this back protector without a jacket or suit that works with the snap system, you will want to base sizing on the following guide:

Size Small Back Protector: Torso height of about 20inches, waist size range of 20-43.5inches (widest area across the top of the protector is 9.5inches)
Size Medium Back Protector: Torso Height of about 20inches, waist size range of 23-46.5inches (widest area across the top of the protector is 9.5inches)
Size Large Back Protector: Torso height of about 23inches, waist size range of 28-49.5inches (widest area across the top of the prote
Nov 8, 2012
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Christian B: Hey guys !
I got a GPR jackes size 56eu. I'm 5'11" tall. tried a M from a friend of mine. protector seems to fit very well but i wasn't able to close the waist strap in a way that it felt comfortable due to my waist size. Is there a waist strap extension, do I have to go a size up, what would be your suggestion, besides loosing some weight ;-P ?!

Sep 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the white version come with the snap system? I can't find a stock photo of the white version with the snap system.

Also, another question on the size:
You mentioned that you should get a small up to size 36. That was when 36 was available (i.e. the current GP Pro suit starts at size 38). I'm 5'6 and I have the current gen GP Pro suit size 38). Should I go Small or Medium?

Thanks in advance!
Aug 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is this a suitable back protector for a two piece suit or will it get in the way of the pants/jacket connection? For example an AS Celer jacket connected to an AS Track Leather Pants?
Aug 9, 2013
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Michael P: This back protector connects at the top with a male snap at the top center of the plate. I use mine on a one-piece Alpinestars suit that has a female snap on the upper inside (just below the neck) mounting point. This is how the back protector is stabilized up top. It is stabilized on the lower section by the use of the waist straps. The lower section will not get in the way of the jacket/pants connection as it is strapped against your back by the waist straps. If your two piece jacket does not have this top snap then I would think that you would either have to modify the jacket or buy a back protector with shoulder straps. Or if your jacket has a pocket for a back protector insert, use one of those. I would also recommend a quick call to Revzilla customer service and they can verify the compatibility of your gear. Aug 9, 2013
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Matt P: I've worn mine with a one piece suit or with a jacket and riding pants. The very bottom of the Bionic Race will ride over the top of the pants. Not a big deal for me. In your case, it would depend on how close fitting the combo is at the pants/jacket connection. Something else to consider: The Bionic Race has a button snap on the top, designed to be tethered to an A-stars jacket or one piece to keep the protector in place. Having said that, I've jerry-rigged a solution that worked. Without the tether, the waist strap may not be sufficient to keep the protector in it's proper orientation in the event of a crash. Aug 13, 2013
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Khaled S: It should not get in the way of the connection, BUT I stopped using it because I crashed with it and it did not offer any tail bone protection and minimal shoulder protection (in other words, it sucked and I got bruised pretty bad). I suggest something with a little more coverage like the Forcefield Pro Sub-4 Back Protector. That will be a little annoying when you are trying to zip the pants to the jacket, but I think it's worth it. If you can do a one piece suit, I would suggest that as an alternative. Otherwise, pants/jacket should have a 360 zipper, not just a partial connection... I hope that helps. Aug 9, 2013
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Brian M: It will not interfere with the pants-jacket connection. The only attachment to your jacket is the one single snap at the top of the shell (your Astars jacket probably has a matching female snap (or row of 3 snaps: Lo-Med-Hi) in the lining). Other than that one snap, this Back Protector is worn like a separate back protector. I got mine for my one-piece suit, but I plan to wear it under other jackets, even non-Astars; it just won't snap in place at the top. It will go a little below your waist, so your pants have to have a little extra room, but not much. Aug 9, 2013
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Thomas O: (Sorry it got cut off)
You will feel it hitting the zipper a bit based on body position, but I don't notice it too much. Order it too long, and then it will extend beyond the 360 zipper and be really uncomfortable when your top is zipped to your bottom. I use one with a gpr and air flow pants, and I have had no interference. Just make sure you order the correct size based on revzillas recommendation, that's what I did, and I have no problems
Aug 9, 2013
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Bruno B: It is suitable - I have combination of Alpinestars GP Plus pants(size 54 tall) and GP-R jacket (size 56). Back protector fits nicely on mid and lowest position of the attachment lip within the jacket. Aug 9, 2013
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David V: Not sure about that jacket/pants combo, but the protector doesn't go down to the tailbone so it should be ok. It's a nice protector and you forget you have it on ... very comfortable. Aug 9, 2013
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Kevin P: I have this and a two piece AS track suit. I tuck it down a little in the pants before zippering the jacket to the suit. Feels fine when riding track. Aug 9, 2013
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Clement N: It won't get in the way. The back protector is supposed to cover the tailbone as well, so it should actually tuck in inside of the pants. Aug 13, 2013
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Thomas O: It will catch, but unless it is too long, it will not catch. Be sure you order the right size, since one that is too l Aug 9, 2013
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Wayne J asked: I wear a non-A*Stars suit for track days and am looking for some added protection as I get a bit faster. How well will this stay in position under a suit without the snap attachment? I assume the waist belt should hold it in place fairly well, but just wondering if anyone else uses it in a non-A*Stars jacket or suit. Thanks. Feb 20, 2015
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Randall M: Find a better solution. The only reason I bought this back protector was the snap in feature with my A-Stars suit, but that arrangement is a total PITA. You need to find help to align the protector and dig the straps out, which are usually self-velcroed to the lining of the suit. A stand-alone protector - with shoulder straps, works much better. This model has no real differentiation as a stand-alone back protector. Mar 7, 2015
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Wayne J: Sorry, got my answer below. Feb 20, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi,

I am wondering how its possible to wear this back protector without a jacket/suit with the snap system?

It does not have straps over the shoulders, so how will it stay still, or du you have to buy som kind of vest with the snap system?
Mar 6, 2013
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RevZilla: Theoretically it could be used with any proper-fitting race suit or jacket as the tension of the garment will likely help keep it in place. For a more universal fit and greater peace of mind, you may want to consider the Alpinestars Bionic Back Protector instead as it is the same back protector but includes shoulder straps. Mar 8, 2013
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Mark d: I wear this spine protector with all jackets and suits, every time I'm on a bike. It's always where it should be.

(My suit/jackets are snug and I never wear [slippery moisture-wicking] fabric underneath. I'm in good shape and ride with good posture, the none-race version can give you better belly/ posture support, and can be worn with a puffier jackets)

(I crashed my track bike at 140mph/225kmh into the dirt, and hit a wall at probably about half that speed. Witnesses thought I broke my back. (I broke my wrist, everything else was 100%) This protector looked a little dented. but was still forward-flexible and still doesn't allow hyper-extension. CE-level2 protection is important. I'm buying a new one and one for passenger.)
Apr 4, 2014
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