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How It Works: Modern Airbag Suits
You've seen them in MotoGP and in countless magazine stories, but how do motorcycle airbag suits actually work? Tim gives us an eye-opening precis.
22 February 2018
Dainese D-Air Street: A Revolution In Street Bike Safety
Not just for the track anymore.
30 March 2012
Dainese D-Air: the safety race is on
Both Dainese and arch-rival Alpinestars have spent the past decade developing real-life, airbag-equipped superhero suits and now they're ready for public consumption (even though no dates have been given on purchase availability). Alpinestars spilled the beans on TechAir back in August and, this week, Dainese did the same with this new D-Air suit, finally ready for public consumption. The safety a...
27 January 2012
Dainese D-Air: satellites, accelerometers and the safest suit ever
This is the final production version of Dainese D-Air, the new airbag equipped racing suits that you’ve seen Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo racing in this year. Dainese’s is the most sophisticated motorcycle airbag yet. 10 years in the making, D-Air incorporates GPS, three accelerometers, three gyroscopic sensors, the ability to fully inflate in .05 seconds, deflate in 5 seconds and it will...
27 October 2010
Dainese's airbag and the two biggest crashes of 2010
Both Unlike less sophisticated systems already on the market that rely on a lanyard between bike and rider to trigger release of an airbag, Dainese's setup and the similar Alpinestars TechAir instead rely on multiple sensors that detect acceleration in different planes at different areas on the riders' body. If the suit's computer determines that the data is sayin...
16 June 2010
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