Yes, I know airbag jackets have been around...that is not at all the point of this thread.Airbag jackets have been around for more then a decade BTW. The two companies who made them in the US, both went out of business from lack of interest. Dainese's system is almost identical to the older airvest design, with one exception. The standard airvest has a little wire which connects you to the bike. So when you fall off, the system is deployed. This new system, uses sensors on the motorcycle to trigger the airbag release. Did you notice it said "incase of a head on or rear impact collision". That means, when YOU fall off the bike, it doesn't inflate, only if you run into something or something runs into you. So its not quite that functional yet, but its a step in the right direction.
Pretty much spot on.I wonder how the inflatable motoGP suits work...I think those use accelerometers rather than being connected to the bike.
Riiiight, but its only if the bike detects sliding or something wrong. Most crashes happen without the bike capable of detecting those things, which is why we wind up on the ground in the first place. If the bike DID detect them, the electronics would try to compensate ABS/TC.This is the first wireless system integrated directly with the bike.
Sorry Rub, the title of the thread was "AWESOME new technology from Ducati". Unfortunately, there isn't anything awesome about it. Just another way for people to get ripped off at your local Ducati dealership.It sure did one thing though! Gave you a reason to be a debbie downer....again.
But it doesn't protect against anything but situations where the bike has an impact. When was the last time ANY ONE OF US was run into on a bike OR ran into a car? Most crashes have nothing to do with another vehicle.Old tech, new tech, it may not be the Holy Grail of protection, but an airbag system will certainly help lesson injuries in some scenarios. Better to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it.
Tyre did I mention a vehicle in my comments? I said in certain situations helpful, not all. I chose my words carefully as to not incite critism. It obviously got lost on youBut it doesn't protect against anything but situations where the bike has an impact. When was the last time ANY ONE OF US was run into on a bike OR ran into a car? Most crashes have nothing to do with another vehicle.
Takes one to know one I guess.......
My point is, Ducati is trying to market light-weight gear that supposedly will protect you better in a crash and in my view, they're lying through their teeth. I hate companies who know the truth and lie in order to sell products, that really pisses me off.