There are many fluoro and lit motorcycle jackets around, but the makers of the NeonMoto Electroluminescent Motorcycle Leather Jacket claim it is the world’s brightest.
NeonMoto founder Dao Nguyen says the jacket is the Asian company’s “first product”. It hasn’t been made yet, but they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000.
It doesn’t look like too many riders are interested in standing out like a traffic light while they ride, though. So far the campaign has only two backers for a grand total of $2!
Fluoro is now mandatory for novice riders in Victoria and there are many jurisdictions around the world looking to make hi-vis jackets like these mandatory.
More products similar to this will only encourage the super nannies to forge ahead with their dictatorial demands.
However, if you like the look of these and think they will increase your safety, we can tell you that they will cost $US399 if or when the product launches on the market.
For early backers of their crowd-funding campaign the price is $US225 (shipping included).
NeonMoto light on details
We contacted Dao for details on the product, its materials, certification, protection etc, but have not had a reply yet.
They come with shoulder, back and elbow protectors, but no indication of certification standard. We also don’t know what type or grade of leather they use.
The lights are powered by an inverter pack in an inside pocket that takes four AAA rechargeable batteries.
The jackets come in Asian sizes S to XXXL in red, blue and black and they say they will start production in January and begin shipping in February 2017.
They claim on their page “slight delays” are highly unlikely.
“NeonMoto is fully ready to move on to production with our manufacturer, with working prototypes already made and completely operational,” they say.
Be aware that Kickstarter doesn’t evaluate a project’s claims, resolve disputes, or offer refunds. It’s as case of buyer beware or, in this case, backers beware.
Check out NeonMoto’s Facebook page.