Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on April 28, 2010):
May 2000 - riding to work on my then 3 week old CBR929 in the right lane on a 6 lane major highway. Older woman in a Camry slowed down to between 30 and 40 mph in the far left lane and darted across all lanes of traffic to make the exit ramp that was right next to me. The ensuing collision totaled the bike, incapacitated the car, and almost gave the woman a heart attack since she thought she'd killed me. I narrowly missed hitting the car with my body and instead took a hard hit to my left hip as I hit the pavement and then slid for over 150 feet down the highway frantically waving at the traffic behind me to stop and not run me over.
The guy who called 911 couldn't believe I was alive and when we started checking me for blood or broken bones and I had neither, he was simply in awe. The tow truck driver gave me a ride to the tow facility. My father picked me up on his Valkyrie and brought me home where I got on my '97 VFR and went back to work - I didn't even have to change the clothes I was wearing.
Due to the damage my RoadCrafter received, it was quite obvious that had I not been wearing it I would have lost my left leg that day, it had gotten caught under my and took the brunt of the asphalt shredding.
The day of that accident I ordered two things - a replacement 929 and a replacement RoadCrafter - both were worth every penny.