Following the recent introduction of head-to-toe protection systems for motorcycle racing, such as the AGV Pista GP R helmet and the Dainese Mugello R D-air® racing suit, the Dainese Group is proud present the new generation of protection for road use, at EICMA.
After five years, Dainese returns to EICMA with important news in the world of protection and presents the new collection of D-air jackets for road use and the new family of certified Pro-Armor protectors.
The new Misano D-air, Cyclone D-air and Continental D-air jackets, dedicated respectively to sport, sport-touring and urban segments, integrate the brand-new D-air airbag system in its stand-alone version, which means no sensor kits need to be fitted to the motorcycle. Finally, the ultimate level of protection is available for all types of road use.
The proprietary 3D Dainese airbag is the heart of the system. Thanks to an internal structure made of micro-filaments, the airbag deploys in a controlled thickness over its full length and wraps around the rider’s body, providing at the same time maximum protection and comfort. The patented airbag is unique and differs from all other airbags used in the automotive industry. The pioneering Dainese airbag system has been further improved and now covers neck, collarbones, shoulders, chest and back.
The electronic platform and the algorithm—the brain and true intelligence of the system—have been further improved. Thanks to data acquired from six sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) and from the GPS housed in the back protector, the system monitors a rider’s dynamics 1000 times per second and deploys the system in the event of impact, high-side, and low-side with or without tumbling.
The system equips a new LED interface positioned on the forearm that keeps the rider informed about the system’s operating status. The new battery provides power for over 24 hours of continuous use (three times more than the previous battery), and the time needed for a full recharge is down to four hours.
The future of protection is in the air, and the data gathered by Dainese demonstrates just that. Over 1,200 deployments documented by the team at the Dainese Science and Research Center over 600,000 miles from tracks and roads all over the world confirm both the efficiency and reliability of the system. The analysis carried out on the massive amount of data acquired contributes to further refining the triggering algorithms of the technological platform. Sixteen years of constant research have led to 35 patents relating to the manufacture of airbags, triggering algorithms, the architecture of the electronic platform and the integration of airbags and protective clothing.
The new jackets use the latest-generation Pro-Armor back protector to house the electronic platform (sensors, GPS and battery) for the D-air airbag system, achieving unparalleled standards of comfort.
The new Pro-Armor family of protectors, composed of protectors for shoulders, elbows, back, chest, lumbar region, side and knees, follow an innovative design inspired by fractals, which nature uses to create complex structures. The fractal structure emphasizes the characteristics of the carbon-based elastomer that forms the protective component of the system. The carbon elastomer absorbs up to 83% of the force that strikes the safety device. The fractal-inspired design provides an extended perforated surface (43% in the case of the back protector) that works in perfect harmony with the variable depth of the protector to simultaneously provide superb freedom of movement, light weight, comfort and unmatched breathability.
AGV, the historical Italian brand, has fully reengineered its helmet interiors, extending the improvements introduced with the Pista GP R to its new range for road use. The Corsa R, Veloce S, K-5 S and Compact ST models feature entirely redesigned interiors, providing improved comfort and significant noise reduction.
“The Dainese Group confirms its total commitment to head-to-toe protection for all motorcyclists,” said Cristiano Silei, CEO of the Dainese Group. “Taking the D-air system from the sport to the touring and urban sectors is another significant milestone in the process of increasing the presence of our technology in the world of motorcycles.”