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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2008, 9:13 am Thread Starter
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Motorcycle air bag

January 25, 2008 More than 10 years in the making, the Dainese D-Air Racing system is a new type of rider protection technology that uses a series of accelerometers and electronically operated rate gyros to deploy an airbag mounted in the aerodynamic hump of a leather racing suit when things go wrong on the racetrack. Taking only 40 milliseconds to trigger, the system provides protection for the neck, shoulder and collarbone, cushioning the falling rider before they hit the ground. Airbags have recently appeared into the world of motorcycles with examples like Hondaís airbag-equipped Goldwing and ripcord-operated inflating jackets from Motoair and Hit-Air. The difference with the Dainese system - which is currently aimed specifically at the racing environment - is that it does not require any connection to the motorcycle, kicking-in during front low-side, back lowside or high-side falls.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2008, 5:49 pm
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Not much new in bike protection for years, just improvements in the same old stuff.By the nature of the beast it will never be possible to be completely safe I know,but, when I see things like this I am inspired and hopeful. Maybe I'm just getting older and taking to dam long to heal now is why I'm getting more interested!
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I thought 2t was a motorcycle air bag?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2008, 5:49 am
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We are giving away a Hit-Air jacket in Feb.

Shame it's only for Australian members to our forums

Looks the business but I'd rather not crash. The last one had me off work for 6 months and a scar that is longer than my pecker
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