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 …

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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 …

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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. Brooklyn start-up Airbag for Bike has posted a digital animation of the patent-pending device, claiming it could save “millions from serious accidents and death”. They also …

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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 …

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2006 Honda Gold Wing Airbag plea

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 …

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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 …

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Checkout our new shop & win!

MBW – Shop launch The MBW team are proud to announce the launch of our new Motorcycle Gear Shop. We’ve scoured the world for interesting products for our shop. We’ve reviewed them and stand by them; so you can do a bit of motorbike shopping while you’re browsing the latest motorcycle news. We’ve also produced our own …

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Helite Airvest offers airbag protection in a motorcycle crash barriers

Helite airbag provides vital torso protection

You can have the same airbag upper-body protection as MotoGP riders but for a fraction of the cost, thanks to the Helite Airvest and Helite jackets. The airbag vest is worn over the top of any motorcycle jacket and inflates on impact to protect the upper body. The Helite textile and leather jackets include the airbag. BUY …

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BMW launches airbag jacket

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, …

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Airbag crash test

Airbags next in motorcycle safety?

Airbags have been credited with being the biggest lifesaver since the invention of the seatbelt and now they are slowly coming to motorcycles and riders. The latest is an airbag vest and jacket developed jointly by BMW and Dainese. There is no word yet from BMW Motorrad Australia or Dainese distributors about a release date or price, but it …

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