Motorcycle Airbag Jacket Market Expected to GrowA new report released Wednesday says the global market for motorcycle airbag jackets is expected to...

A new report released Wednesday says the global market for motorcycle airbag jackets is expected to grow more than 5 percent by 2020.

According to the report, jackets like the Dainese D-Air will become increasingly popular among riders, a trend facilitated by the advent of collar-mounted airbags. Such collars serve to increase the overall protection quality of the airbag jacket in terms of functionality.

The reports suggests that a growing number high-performance motorcyclists will fuel the trend. The report points out that global demand for premium segment motorcycles has seen an upsurge over the past couple of years. Though we would point out that doesn’t mean an increase in the number of people who actually know how to ride such vehicles.

Many feel a motorcycle airbag jacket is a potential answer to curbing road fatalities, protecting the rider from severe injuries through advanced technology. The report acknowledges that cost of such gear may serve to be prohibitive for many riders.

The report, produced by TechNavio, focuses primarily on products manufactured by Dainese, Air-Vest, Alpinestars, Helite, Moto-Air, and Spidi.