German maker BMW Motorrad and world known riding gear maker Dainese are working together to develop a motorcycle suit that will feature airbags. Dainese is planning to use its D-air Protection System in the suit which is made up of inflatable protectors that deploy in 15 milliseconds.
The companies will integrate and patent this technology into a BMW Motorrad brand and the product will be called DoubleR RaceAir. Also, there are plans to launch street-oriented airbag system that can be retrofitted into BMW motorcycles. The product is currently in late development stage and will start crash testing soon. The DoubleR RaceAir is expected to be unveiled at the 2013 EICMA event in Milan.
Airbags are commonly seen in most of the cars these days. It plays a very important role in driver’s safety. Introduction of airbags in motorcycle suit will add onto safety of riders who are usually prone to more accidents than car drivers.
Below is a video of Dainese D-Air Protection System