Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2i Back Protector Insert
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  • Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2i Back Protector Insert

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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2i Back Protector Insert

The Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2i Back Protector Insert fits all Alpinestars jackets and race suits and delivers CE Level 2 impact protection.

Features:

  • CE Certified Level 2 (EN1621-2:2014)
  • Lightweight, flexible PU injected impact foam
  • Contoured for anatomical and adaptive fit
  • Perforated for breath-ability and comfort
  • Channel ventilation system for optimized airflow

Note: Size MD is recommended for Men's jackets size 50 and smaller and XS-MD. Size LG is recommended for Men's jackets size 52 and larger and LG-4XL. See specific Women's jackets for sizing recommendations.

Sizing Info:

Waist to Shoulder (in) Height (in)  Protector Size
15 - 17 56.75 - 64.25 SM
17 - 19 64.25 - 71.75 MD
19 - 20 71.75 - 76.5 LG

4.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.8 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
4.6 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
SM 973533 6501615-10-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
MD 973534 6501615-10-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 973535 6501615-10-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.8 / 5.0
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4.7 / 5
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Comfort
4.6 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
4.6 / 5
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Large
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5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
save my life
Bought this product two months ago. I recently had a motorcycle accident going like 60mph in the canyons, it observer all the impact of me hitting the floor and save my back from breaking, I believed it save my life. I will surely buy this product again.
January 21, 2015
Ride:
2014 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
did the unthinkable and used it on a non alpinestars jacket!!
I wanted a higher level of back protection for my icon jacket i use for commuting to work and around town. I found this alpinestars nucleon and saw the review on youtube. Needless to say seeds were planted and i recieved it for Christmas! !! Thanks santacycleclaws!!. My family member ordered a size medium off the alpinestars chart and and upon putting it in my icon jacket it was about 2 inches short. Luckily my girlfriend is a master seamstress (thats a joke but shes good) she hemmed up the lower portion of the back protector pocket so that the back protector is in the correct place as illustrated on the back of the nucleon package and took out the extra slack. All is well. It forms to the body and is relatively light weight. It breaths well and does appear to have a good amount of protection. I cant speak for an actual crash but i did have my girlfriend kick me a couple times in the back and it felt like a gentle massage. Great product and thanks again revzilla . If you are going to put this in any icon or similar jacket i would recomend getting the large version although the medium worked ok with small alterations. by my measurement the large nucleon will be about 1 inch shy being 18 in in length by 10.5 in wide . The icon stryker style foam pad was 19 in in length and 10.5 in wide just for reference if anyone is thinking about doing this. The medium nucleon is 17 in long by 10 in wide . Some may think it's taboo to mix and match brands like this however i like my jacket and i like what alpinestars is doing here so i went with it im sure i wont be the only one who will be doin this.
December 27, 2014
Ride:
2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Unfortunately Tested, Stellar Results
A week after receiving this back protector as a gift I high-sided and landed on my rear and back. The back protector did a stellar job of protecting me. My back suffered no injuries while my rear was a bit bruised and my pride even more. After trying on many back protectors, this one was the slimmest by far, necessary since I often commute with a backpack on. Obviously the thickness and ability of it to protect me were not an issue in my situation. It has good breathability but as with any protector you will trap some warmth on your back. The material is very interesting as you can bend it and it is flexible. During impact, it is firm and unyeilding. It fit perfectly inside my Alpinestars T GP-Plus R Air Jacket.
March 17, 2015
Ride:
2007 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
Its your back!
Who doesn't want to protect your back? Fixing up bikes can be fun, but don't neglect yourself. You deserve to walk away.
March 3, 2015
Ride:
2014 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
comfortable, good airflow, flexible
I bought this product to replace the stock foam in my Alpinestars jacket.
My jacket size is medium and I used the size medium back protector and it's fits well.
It's comfortable and the airflow is great.
October 5, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Feels very safe, but rigid
I'm happy with this back pad - it fits nicely in my Alpinestars Stella jacket, the only drawback is how stiff the pad is. It doesn't really conform to my body at all. Overall it makes me feel safe though and I'm glad to have purchased it.
May 4, 2015
Ride:
2006 Suzuki GS500
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
A cheaper back protector with a great protection rating
This wa one of the cheaper back protectors that has a good protection rating. Covers up more of my back than I would have thought which is a plus.
July 22, 2015
Ride:
2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Awesome bang for buck item
Put this into my Alpinestars textile jacket (2013 model I believe) and it fit just perfectly. It replaced the soft/filmsy foam that was there and to be honest I can barely tell this back protector is there. It flexes and contours so nicely yet it definetely resists impact (had folks kick/punch and ran it into doorways).
March 9, 2015
Ride:
2012 Triumph Daytona 675
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Not fully tested (thank god)
I have not gotten into any accidents so this review will only cover fit and comfort. Inserted into my gp plus and then my sp1 jacket, i can not feel the protector while riding. I basically forget its there. The jacket is perf'd so air goes thru well. one thing i did notice is that when i bend it, it stays in that shape, so while your back is bending, this conforms to your shape.

no issues with this product.

can not testify as to its protection sorry
November 4, 2014
Ride:
2007 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
Wow! Simpler design, more protection, and less expensive than previous models? Yes Please!
I have a bionic air insert in a leather jacket that I was planning to use in a new Adventure style jacket I purchased recently. However, the bionic air insert was too large. So, I shopped around for what was new on the market and found this. It turns out it's the same CE2 armor that's used in my Adventure jacket for the shoulder and elbow armor. It's extremely lightweight and conforms to your body so it's very comfortable and it breathes great too. I can't comment on how well it does to protect my back, and I hope I never have to find out, but it does seem to absorb impact very well with the few silly tests I tried with it. You can't go wrong with buying this to replace the foam that comes with most jackets. At this price, it's a no-brainer.
May 11, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW F700GS
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