Some new gear announced today from Alpinestars. Do you know what an alpine star is? Do you know how Alpinestars got their start in the world of motorcycles? Bonus points to whomever can answer those questions (I'll come up with something). Sweet video. Yes it's very dirt-bike-y but these are still items many of us big bike riders wear. BNS Tech Carbon Neck Support (suggested retail price – $349.95) Description: Engineered to help prevent neck injury and minimize the risk of collateral damage, the Bionic Neck Support (BNS) Tech Carbon is constructed from an advanced carbon polymer for optimized frame strength and lightweight performance. The BNS Tech Carbon functions when the rider’s helmet makes contact with the frame at the moment of a crash, thus providing a clean, solid surface which instantly channels damaging, compressive impact energy away from the neck and on to the BNS. Featuring a host of award-winning design innovations, such as a quick release locking system and a rear stabilizer offering critical protection to the spine, the BNS Tech affords a highly customizable, secure and comfortable fit for all forms of off-road riding. front rear And for the ladies... Stella Bionic Jacket (suggested retail price – $249.95) Description: Ultra-lightweight, highly ventilated and fully optimized for specific women’s fit the Stella Bionic Jacket features Alpinestars’ new innovative ‘grid’ protection technology that is CE certified for excellent resistance to impact and roost. Incorporating PU backing foam throughout, the Stella Bionic has a newly developed kidney belt for a safe and improved ergonomic fit. Front Rear Orbit Backpack 35 (suggested retail price – $199.95) Description: The Orbit is an extremely versatile backpack with large capacity storage options that is designed to withstand the toughest of touring conditions. Incorporating new innovations such as the advanced load carrying system, which evenly distributes weight across the back, or the free-moving anatomical shoulder straps, the Orbit features a waterproof chassis and a versatile roll-top closure system.