BMW Motorrad and Dainese to develop inflatable, wearable airbags

Motorbike enthusiast or rider? Inflatable, wearable airbags are the future of motorcycles.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jan 15 2014 5:28 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

If there's one thing about riding motorbikes versus driving a car, it's the safety factor. But, it looks like a new joint development between BMW Motorrad and Dainese might solve this.

BMW Motorrad and Dainese to develop inflatable, wearable airbags | TweakTown.com

The two companies are collaborating on a very innovative motocycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad. It takes the Dainese D-Air Protect System to start with, and from there, both companies will develop "motorcycle rider equipment with fully integrated inflatable protectors for BMW Motorrad," reports BMW Motorcycle Magazine.

The first product from their joint venture will be the DoubleR RaceAir one-piece leather suit with D-Air racing protectors. This suit is designed exclusively for use on racetracks. The suit will be shown off at the international EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November. From there, we'll see the companies develop the Dainese D-Air Street System, which is a retrofit solution for BMW Motorrad.

This suit is expected next year, after it has completed a successful completion of all crash tests. Customers will then be able to retrofit an a safety system to their motorcycles.

NEWS SOURCE:bmwmcmag.com

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