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Dainese D-Air

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by RacingTurtles, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Dainese just demonstrated in action their new safety system they call D-Air - a rider wearing one in 125cc qualifiers at Valencia used one and walked away in one piece, so I suppose you could say it actually works... what is D-Air? Well, it appears to be an inflatable collar kind of thing around rider's shoulders and neck. Sort of like an air bag, but unlike previous attempts at such devices there's no rip-cord attached to the bike - instead there are electronic sensors monitoring the position of the device in relation to the bike ... the pictures tell the story

    Now if they'd only come up with similar system to protect the bike...

  2. Hey thats pritty cool. I want one for the road that inflates like the jacket out of 'James Bond - The World Is Not Enough'
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  4. Indeed, the idea is similar. But one main difference is how it is activated - instead of a simple ripcord you get super-sophisticated gyros and electronics and what not.
    The ripcord probably works more dependably and is a lot cheaper - heck, if it's good enough for parachutes... but the appeal of not being attached to your bike with cords and cables is huge.