More Dainese D-Ai Street Motorcycle Airbag Tests [Video]
The most important thing when it comes to ride a motorcycle is actually operating it properly. It may sound redundant and silly, but that's the way things are: the rider must know how to operate it and be allowed to do so, without any other factors impending his or her riding capabilities.
Thinking two-up riding and inflating airbags brings up some very important questions, and one of them is whether these safety devices have a negative impact on the riders.
Given the extremely short time of only 45 ms until the airbag is deployed and fully inflated, the sudden enhancement of a person's girth might cause a shock and trigger a rebound effect.
These Dainese videos show that the deployment and inflation of their in-suit D-Air Street airbag is not triggering any significant rebound effects for either operator or passenger, thus limiting the risks of further injuries.
The Italian motorcycle gear manufacturer Dainese has recently joined efforts with BMW Motorrad to develop a new generation of personal airbag systems, which will most likely be used for both racing and street purposes.