Airbag Lifesaver

Airbag suit a lifesaver in head-on crash

A 35-year-old British rider who survived a horrifying head-on collision has credited his airbag-equipped full leather suit as a lifesaver. This confronting video showing in-car footage, a rear angle and a following car’s video has been released overnight by Yorkshire Police to highlight the value of riders wearing the full gear — or as we …

Read more

Alpinestars airbag vest fits any jacket

Alpinestars has joined Dainese and Furygan in making an airbag vest that fits underneath any jacket. Airbags were first included with a leather jacket or suit usually for racing where it is now mandatory in some categories. They were followed by airbag vests that could be worn over the top of a jacket, or vests …

Read more

Furygan airbag vest

Furygan airbag vest zips inside jacket

Furygan is the latest company to add an airbag vest that goes inside your jacket and can be easily reset at home after being triggered. Most airbag suits and jackets include the airbag and some airbag vests go over the top, while others go inside. We weren’t sure how an airbag exploding under your jacket in …

Read more

Dainese airbag vest

MotoGP airbag vest for everyday riders

Last year MotoGP made airbag race suits mandatory and now Dainese has produced an airbag vest for everyday riders that goes under a normal jacket. Versatile vest Many riders have different jackets for summer and winter. It would be expensive to buy an airbag jacket for each season, so this idea of an airbag vest …

Read more

Resolve Group airbag leather suit patented

Full-length airbag leather suit patented

Professional racers and amateurs alike could soon be wearing patented airbag leathers that fully cocoon the rider and automatically call emergency services if they crash. British company Titan Technologies plan to launch the one-piece leather suit in September along with “the most advanced augmented reality helmet available” and a “secret” third product. Company spokesman Adam …

Read more

Airbag suit

Airbag suit to ‘save millions’ of riders

A patent is pending for a motorcycle seat that ejects a rider in a crash and then cocoons them in a full-length airbag suit to protect them from injury. We can only guess when this device will be available. However, if you’re a student, you can buy papers online and save yourself from college dropout. …

Read more

motogp airbag suits

MotoGP makes airbag suits compulsory

MotoGP riders have been wearing airbag suits since 2007 to protect them in a crash, but from this year they will become mandatory in all classes. If airbag suits are good enough for MotoGP riders, they are also good enough for you. Helite makes airbag vests and jackets for a fraction of the cost of …

Read more

2006 Honda Gold Wing Airbag plea airbags

Honda’s plea over airbag recall

A recent fatal Sydney car crash has prompted Honda Australia Motorcycle to make an unprecedented third plea for Goldwing owners to check whether their bike is included in a safety recall over faulty airbags. A 58-year-old man died on July 13 when his Honda CRV crashed and the driver was “struck in the neck by …

Read more

Karen Curley Bathurst Circuit in Helite airbag vest

Reader reviews Helite airbag vest

Rider Karen Curley of Canberra recently sent us photos of her wearing a Helite airbag vest at Mount Panorama Circuit on a ride with my fellow FRoCers (Female Riders of Canberra). She won the Helite airbag safety vest earlier this year in a Motorbike Writer competition to launch the safety product via our new online shop. “As …

Read more