Dainese D-air Suit Making Headlines … Again

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Dainese has been making headlines this week with its D-air Racing airbag suit. Of course, many of us who follow motorcycle racing and related parts, garments and accessories first saw the suit in action in 2007, when Dainese-sponsored 250cc MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli high-sided during practice in Valencia.d_air

The D-air Racing suit is the product of more than 10 years of study and experiments by D-Tec, the Dainese R&D department.

As the name suggests, the D-air is a suit that incorporates a system of airbags to protect a rider’s body in areas that conventional protections leave exposed: shoulders, collarbones and neck. The entire system is contained in an attachment on the rider’s shoulders and back, which takes the place of the traditional “hump.”  And, unlike the Hit-Air apparel made by Mugen Denko, the D-air Racing airbags are triggered not by a coiled wire but when the rider leaves the bike at a certain velocity.

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One Response to “Dainese D-air Suit Making Headlines … Again”

  1. Dan Pohl Says:

    Yes, Truly Said! I agree Dainese provide Head-to-toe protection for people who engage in dynamic sports. The way you gear up while riding shows your attitude towards your safety.:)

    Keep you updated with discounted Dainese motorcycle gear at http://www.moda2ride.co.uk

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