Alpinestars, the world’s leading performance motorcycling protection, footwear and apparel company, has launched its groundbreaking Tech-Air street airbag system, offering comprehensive upper body protection with unrivalled freedom for riding a motorcycle both on and off road. Tech-Air is the world’s first self-contained airbag system that independently functions without the need for sensors to be installed on the bike and the subsequent need to link a specific motorcycle to the Tech-Air street airbag system used by the rider. This means that Tech-Air offers the freedom to ride any bike on any surface at any time. Offering instantaneous, high-pressure inflatable protection the Tech-Air street airbag system gives the rider comprehensive protection in a crash by covering the full back, shoulders, kidney areas and chest. The Tech-Air street airbag system is incorporated into a specially designed protection vest, which is then attached within and used in conjunction with a compatible outer jacket. For the initial airbag launch offering there are two jacket models available – an all-weather touring jacket and a summer street riding jacket – allowing the Tech-Air System to be used, interchangeably, in all weather conditions. The benefits of the system are: Versatility:Alpinestars’ Tech-Air street airbag system can be used with any type of motorcycle or scooter, allowing the rider to easily switch between bikes without reconfiguring or reinitializing the bike-to-rider set-up. The system is completely housed within the jacket and is self-contained, requiring no pre-configuration and is immediately ready for use. As a result, no sensors or equipment needs to be installed on the motorcycle and no time is wasted in setting up electronic pairing between rider and/or passenger and motorcycle. Any Type of Riding:Extensive research and testing has shown that a rider’s body remains relatively stable, regardless of terrain, until the point when an accident develops. The Tech-Air software algorithm is formulated to predict the impact, ensuring the airbag is deployed before the rider hits an obstacle. Therefore, by situating the sensors close to the rider’s body instead of on the bike, Alpinestars’ Tech-Air can be used both on road or for off road adventure touring, and is equally effective on all types of terrain. There is no need to deactivate the system if leaving the road for off-road trails or to stop in between to change settings. Changing surfaces while adventure riding therefore presents no problem. Critical Protection Coverage:The Tech-Air street airbag system offers comprehensive upper body protection including back, shoulders, kidney area and chest, all of the most exposed areas during a street crash.Independent:By incorporating its sensors close to the rider’s body Alpinestars’ Tech-Air street airbag system activates without the need for a triggering wireless signal to be sent from the bike.All-Weather Riding:The electronic unit is protected by a durable and water-resistant casing which, when worn under a compatible outer jacket, means the airbag system is fully weatherproof.No Installation:Tech-Air has no installation-to-bike requirements and subsequent cost and time-delay issue, eliminating the need for the bike to be specially fitted with sensors. With no equipment to be installed on the bike, the Tech-Air System is compatible with ANY motorcycle or scooter, regardless of make, age or type.For more informations...
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