Oh - THAT guy...
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lowell, Oregon, USA
Having also worn those vests for years I could not imagine doing it on a bike. You still want some protection on your arms/shoulders/etc which means you will probably also wear a jacket. Ballistic vests do not breath for squat. As others have said, a riding jacket is much more reasonable.
Not to mention that some folks are not even allowed to possess ballistic vests.
I have my old vest in my locker at work, my current vest is getting replaced within the next couple months. Can't imagine even the newest iteration being comfy enough to ride in. Less than 5 years to go...
Vote one for year-round riding! Austone Darksider PVT (Passenger Vehicle Tire)
Most recent Wing: 128k+ on the 2000 GL1500 SE (Just totaled) due to being rear-ended...
Current ride (for now) 2015 Triumph Trophy SE
Avatar- 1963 Kenskill trailer
Previous wings: '78GL1000, 13k mile '77 GL1000 (resto at home, neat story!), '81 GL1100 Interstate.
Previous non-wings: CB360T, Suzuki GS550L, Yamaha 650 spcl (first bike!), Silverwing 500, Yamaha Spectre 1100, VFR700F, CB900 Custom.