New helmet and suit debut in MotoGP this weekend
The Dainese Group this week unveiled its new head-to-toe safety system for motorcycle racing near the site of this weekend’s MotoGP round at Italy’s Misano World Circuit.
Highlighted by the AGV Pista GP R helmet and the Dainese Mugello R D-air racing suit, the system represents a milestone in safety technology.
Developed with Valentino Rossi, the Pista GP R is the evolution of AGV’s Pista GP, combining protection, performance and comfort. The helmet offers an increased field of vision and a new Visor Lock System (VLS). Aerodynamic performance has been improved with a wind-tunnel-tested Biplano rear spoiler, and an Integrated Ventilation System (IVS). The Pista GP R is the first helmet to include a hydration system, featuring internal channels and a drinking valve placed inside the chin area.
The new Mugello R D-air racing suit introduces over 25 new features and several pioneering innovations leading to five new patents. The D-air platform has been implemented to extend the area covered by the airbag: from the neck, shoulders and collarbones, to the lower sides of the rib cage. The suit features a redesigned LED interface and Intelligent Emergency Lighting System directly triggered by the sophisticated D-air algorithm. Mugello R D-air offers enhanced comfort and protection with an adaptive knee construction and high-performance pre-curved engineered textiles and tri-axial elastics. The elbow construction has also been reengineered, introducing an optimized slider shape and a quick-release system.
“The AGV Pista GP R and the Dainese Mugello R D-air, our new head-to-toe safety system for motorcycle racing, represent yet another milestone in safety technology,” stated Cristiano Silei, Dainese Group CEO. “The Dainese Group confirms its total commitment to safety, fueled by the know-how of the Dainese Science and Research Center and supported by continuous research and development efforts with its athletes.”
The AGV Pista GP R, presented in five graphics and two carbon variants, will be available beginning in December 2016. The Dainese Mugello R D-air racing suit, available also through Dainese’s Custom Works program, will be introduced in two color options beginning in April 2017.