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The Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector (size SM Only)
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Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector

Features:

  • 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

Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.8 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.6 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
4.5 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
White / SM 504989 650508-20-S/27020096 Out of Stock

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4.6 / 5.0
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Awesome back protector
I ordered this back protector mainly because for a CE level 2 protector from Alpinestars, that's a pretty attractive offer. The back protector has good ventilation, fits against the body well, and most importantly feels very protective (while still actually moving quite well and not being intrusive).

The only downside to this is that if you dont have a snap at the top of the jacket, it's has a bit too much room to move with only the hip fastener. In my opinion if you have an older Alpinestars jacket without the button at the top or a model without one, I'd get something else with either a second set of securement over the shoulders. or just stick with an insert. Barring that condition though, I think you're hard pressed to find a better quality back protector at the same price point.
June 27, 2013
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
If you're looking for a size chart, here you go...
Bought this for my Tech 1-R suit to use with the snap system. Works great. I searched high and low for a size chart and couldn't find one, ended up going with a medium and I feel like it's a little small. I've attached a picture of the size chart that comes IN THE BOX; 5'7" and up should be a large.
February 4, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Air Flow
5 / 5
perfect addition to Alpinestars gear
Bought this thing for my Alpinestar motegi suit and it fits perfect. The suit has the snap for the top part and the waist strap keeps it in place but feels like i have nothing on. my suit fits me perfect but was always a little loose in the chest. Aplinestarts made this back protector and suit to fit together perfectly.
August 6, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
CE Level 2 Back Protector for Insert price!!
I ordered the AStars Bionic Back Protector with their Bionic chest protector. Great combination for chest and back protection for all top level AStar Jacket.

Backprotector is well built and provides CE Level 2 for a very low price. I use this in my AStars Tech 1-R jacket and fits very well. Sizing seems to be on point as I use a medium for a Euro 54 jacket, I'm 5'8" and 180lbs and jacket fits very snug with the chest/back protector combo. The way it should fit for the best protection you can get with this gear.

My friends comment that this back protector looks better built then their knox inserts which cost them around $92 for CE level 1, and this is CE level 2 which I believe is the highest CE rating available right now.

I do have 1 complaint about this product, it's a small one, but nonetheless I'll say it. The way it holds onto the jacket is that it snaps onto the liner just below the collar, there's 3 height settings, I use the middle one. Since it's held on by the 1 snap, I find when putting on the jacket the back protector moves around too much and I have to reach back and set it in the proper place.
Not really a big deal, but it does get annoying time to time when putting on and taking off the jacket frequently.

Besides that this is top notch back protector for a very low cost compared to the level of protection this will provide.

Alpinestars rocks and So does Revzilla.com since they got this to my door 1 day after I ordered it!!!
April 7, 2011
Ride:
2006 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great product
This back protector is made extremely well and fits great. I have it in my Alpinestars Jaws Perforated Leather Jacket and it doesn't affect the fit of the jacket at all. The snap system makes it easy to take it in and out of the jacket.
July 21, 2014
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Works great, but would get the separate version in future
This back protecter works and fits great. I hardly even notice it (especially compared to the first generation alpinestars slip in protector that was way to stiff). But after using it for a couple of weeks I think I would get the completely separate version with shoulder straps. The way this one dangles in your jacket on one snap is sort of a pain when getting your gear on and off throughout the day. It's not terrible, just annoying enough knowing that there is a better option.
August 5, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Flexes well
Fits nicely inside the suit, and flexes well with movement. Hopefully I'll never find out how much abuse it will take,
July 29, 2013
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great product
Bought this back protector to go under a couple of alpinestars jackets. Comfortable and easy to use. Highly recommend.
June 17, 2014
Ride:
2006 Kawasaki Z1000
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
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Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Nice protection
Very nice protection. The relation between price and benefit is very good.
Only a advice: the best fit you will find with a AS jacket that has a clip for a perfect connection.
July 31, 2013
Ride:
2011 Suzuki GSF650S Bandit
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I was in a motorcycle accident almost two years ago now, and i was completely fine except a fractured back, which is obviously pretty serious. I had a helmet, leather jacket, gloves, boots, kevlar jeans, etc., but no back protector which may have made a difference. I think it is a good investment now. Fits great, seems sturdy. But flexes with your body. I don't notice it while I ride. But I'm sure I'll appreciate it if I ever get unlucky again.
Garrett C on Jul 29, 2016
Comfortable (good airflow), unobtrusive CE2 back protector that works great with my alpinestars jacket.
Sam S on May 8, 2016
I was in a motorcycle accident almost two years ago now, and i was completely fine except a fractured back, which is obviously pretty serious. I had a helmet, leather jacket, gloves, boots, kevlar jeans, etc., but no back protector which may have made a difference. I think it is a good investment now. Fits great, seems sturdy. But flexes with your body. I don't notice it while I ride. But I'm sure I'll appreciate it if I ever get unlucky again.
Garrett C on Jul 29, 2016
Trusted name I've been using for years
Henry F on May 17, 2016
Comfortable (good airflow), unobtrusive CE2 back protector that works great with my alpinestars jacket.
Sam S on May 8, 2016
Good value back protector for track days. Fit in my A* suit without issue.
David M on Mar 22, 2016
back protection of course!
Gloriana H on Nov 28, 2015
A softer and more comfortable option than the race back protector
Chad H on Sep 15, 2015
Had a tumble got some cracked ribs also bruising to the chest and back. Anything to make track and race days safer...
Matty555 on Jul 1, 2015
more protection that can be used on the street and dirt.
Tyler W on Mar 26, 2015
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.
Tim R on Jan 2, 2015
I wanted to use race level protection on the street.
David D on Dec 21, 2014
Fits perfect for my Astar GP-R Jacket
David Ryan S on Nov 12, 2014
pretty nice saved me in a wreck
A S on Oct 20, 2014
It goes with my GP Plus R jacket
O P on Sep 30, 2014
Great protection with Alpinestars Atem Jacket.
Marius J on Sep 16, 2014
I need this back protector for motorcycle road racing
Sean Keith W on Jul 17, 2014
Fits perfectly within the GP Tech Air.
Deniz E on Jul 11, 2014
All the feedback suggests this will work great with my tech 1-R jacket. I will be using this for track days.
Jeff R on Jul 8, 2014
Need back protector for track.
C J on May 4, 2014
to be safe
Giorgi G on Apr 26, 2014
is not accesible any more in europe :/
Eryk F on Mar 2, 2014
Light weight and small. CE2 certified
matt376 on Feb 21, 2014
This meet exactly with my suit, fit as well for every situation.
Divaldo M on Nov 15, 2013
Comfortable and extremely easy to remove.
Gary R on Oct 11, 2013
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.
Mohit T on Sep 25, 2013
Trusted name I've been using for years
Henry F on May 17, 2016
Good value back protector for track days. Fit in my A* suit without issue.
David M on Mar 22, 2016
Please explain sizes:
Small up to what height, same with Medium and Large
Thanks
A shopper on Nov 7, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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
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!
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
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?
Thanks
A shopper on Aug 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
Wayno on Feb 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.