Rocketshields wants to put a canopy on your sportsbike

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rocketshields_canopy.jpgWe can think of about 1,000 reasons why this Rocketshields canopy is a bad idea. But despite visions of crosswinds running through our heads, it still has merit, if for the original thinking alone. For nearly as many reasons, sportsbikes make ideal commuters, offering light weight, reliability and the kind of safety that comes with sheer competence, but they’re uncomfortable. If a canopy like this could overcome the huge challenges it faces — aerodynamics, vision and safety, to name a few — it could prove the ideal way to convert your dream weekend ride to a practical weekday commuter. Probably the most clever thing here is the way it uses stock mounting points, meaning attachment requires no modifications and only a few minutes of effort. Once it’s off, that’s it. No one has to know that, by day, you wear an Aerostich Roadcrafter.

via The Kneeslider

Thanks for the tip, Doug

  • ted

    how can a piece of fiber glass dangling dangerously on top of your bike protect you in the case of a crash??…that thing would smash in an instant or drag you along with the bike into the oncoming truck
    i checked out the site and his main motivation for this death trap is that he no longer has to wear a full face helmet for his pig face and instead he now wears a skater helmet..
    why do these people buy motorcycles in the first place?

  • Grant Ray

    Come on, now. Anyone can tell this shield isn’t about collision safety. Plus, that “oncoming truck” in your scenario is going to squish you regardless. This is an exercise in style from a grown man who still believes Stars Wars and underwater alien podcrafts are as cool as female anatomy. Other adults who still nurture their inner 14yr old sci-fi nerds probably love this thing.

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