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Ducati has created a airbag system for motorcycle riders called the D-Air airbag system. The system is embedded in your jacket and deploys upon impact.

The bike in the video is the new Ducati Multistrada D-Air, which is a variant of the 1200 S Touring. That bike is also equipped with a black box that contains plenty of sensors. The sensors are connected to a receiver mounted inside the Dainese D-Air jacket, and allow the jacket's airbags to deploy in just 45 milliseconds.

The system is approved for use in Europe and is still awaiting approval in the US.
 

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Will be interested in this tech when it finally reaches the streets. The GP guys have been wearing airbagged leathers for years now...




 

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You can get it on the street, though I'm guessing its pretty expensive and I think that this system that Ducati is coming out with is the only one so far. I bet you that not many people will buy it at first though. It'll have to go down in price a bit before people will be going out to buy it. It's hard enough to make people wear a helmet and leathers in the first place, let alone installing a body air bag.
 

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With the cost I agree with you. People who know that they take more risks while riding may invest as a harm reduction strategy. I think the true benefit of this technology will be once it is cheaper and more widely available as a consequence.
 

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With the cost I agree with you. People who know that they take more risks while riding may invest as a harm reduction strategy. I think the true benefit of this technology will be once it is cheaper and more widely available as a consequence.
Yup, can't put a price on safety, always best to go with products like this when you can.
 

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Depends where you live, its Europe exclusive for the moment, because the technology is not legally saleable in North America right now. And its not Ducati's system its Dianese, Dianese has been trying to figure out how to market this to street riders for years since they debuted it for the GP guys.

Oh the flip side of your risk reduction theory risk will actually increase, because the perception is that the airbags will mitigate risks people are apt to take MORE risks. ITs basic laws of consumption really, when anything (risks included) becomes more "affordable" consumption increases. When i say risk becomes affordable I mean threat of death decreases, which becomes paradoxical because as risk decreases (death) the size of the risk increases because "payoff" has been reduced if you follow what I'm saying.
 

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I understand what you are saying, and I think it may apply to certain people, but I think that you can't apply this theory broadly. It's a bit difficult to really understand. I don't think that the most cautious riders are the ones that wear the least amount of gear. People who wear the most gear may feel more safe and take some more risk, but I think that they aren't the most risky as well. I think that people that wear the least gear probably take the most risk on the whole.
 

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I understand what you are saying, and I think it may apply to certain people, but I think that you can't apply this theory broadly. It's a bit difficult to really understand. I don't think that the most cautious riders are the ones that wear the least amount of gear. People who wear the most gear may feel more safe and take some more risk, but I think that they aren't the most risky as well. I think that people that wear the least gear probably take the most risk on the whole.
So then what you're saying is that the Dianese Airbag suits will mean little moving forward. They're preaching to the choir not adding to the congregation?

I know many (cruiser type) who still ride open face or bucketless and they are some of the most cautious riders I know. People call them risky riders because they dont wear buckets, which is ostensible at best. They take a risk by not wearing helemets but that doesnt make them risky riders. They understand their vulnerabilities and ride accordingly.
 

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So then what you're saying is that the Dianese Airbag suits will mean little moving forward. They're preaching to the choir not adding to the congregation?

I know many (cruiser type) who still ride open face or bucketless and they are some of the most cautious riders I know. People call them risky riders because they dont wear buckets, which is ostensible at best. They take a risk by not wearing helemets but that doesnt make them risky riders. They understand their vulnerabilities and ride accordingly.
I think its hard to generalize one way or the other. Some riders may wear no gear and drive safe, others may wear no gear and ride dangerously. Still other may wear gear and drive safe, and then other will wear gear and ride dangerously. I don't think you can paint in such broad strokes.
 
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