BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars have collaborated to produce a textile jacket with an airbag for use on the road and in off-road riding.
The Street Air jacket follows a BMW and Alpinestars DoubleR RaceAir one-piece leather race suit in 2014.
If that is any indication, it could be quite expensive as the Alpinestars vest component, alone, costs about €2000 ($A2700).
Alpinestars says the system will need servicing every two years, costing another €200 ($A270).
And if the airbag deploys, it will have to be sent back to the company for a recharge service, costing €500 ($A685).
Ducati was the first with an airbag suit that was linked to its Multistrada with sensors that detect a crash and trigger the airbag in 45 milliseconds.
However, the BMW/Alpinestars race suit and Street System jacket do not require motorbike-mounted sensors.
The system uses G-force sensors and a sophisticated algorithm to detect a crash. Because it does not require bike-mounted sensors, it will detect imminent falls even when stationary, such as a rear-ender when waiting at the traffic lights.