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I WANT this! I like that you don't look like a weirdo when it goes off AND it won't go off when it's not supposed to...I hope:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRJPnFgMyvw

I know it's gonna be pricey, but the money it saves in medical bills could be really worth it! I just want to be confident it will go off. A lot of money to spend on something if it don't work.
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Ummm so how much force is it? Cuz in the event of a front side collision I don't want one of these things launching me backwards off of the bike.

I also can't watch the video where I am at which is why I am asking.
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Ummm so how much force is it? Cuz in the event of a front side collision I don't want one of these things launching me backwards off of the bike.

I also can't watch the video where I am at which is why I am asking.
No no no! It's in the jacket! Bags are in the shoulders and chest I think. Anyway, the suit puffs up but from a crash picture you can hardly tell. Also it deflates right after. So even if you highside, you won't look crazy when your buddies come over. The other system I saw opens up like a balloon. Looks kind of silly. This thing is like Mercedes Benz safety tech for bike. VERY high tech and smart....or so they claim.
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Considered it, still too pricy for me.
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Considered it, still too pricy for me.
It's a matter of time before it become cheaper. Just the other day tire pressure sensors and navigation was high end, now even low end cars have them. Yesterday's "WOW!" is today's "so what?". lol
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They have been using them for quite a while in MotoGP, and the systems do work, but just as the guy said in the video it's still a very track specific safety device. Not as much for the street.
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And just as the guy said in the video, a system targeted @ street riders will be available in the next 1 year.

I like it. As the OP said, what's considered expensive technology today will be inside every single leather suit in 5-10 years.
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And might increase the price of leathers. And where you can wear leathers through multiple downs depending on the situation, are these airbags a one time use? If they are then how cost effective would it be to keep buying leathers for the air bags?
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And might increase the price of leathers. And where you can wear leathers through multiple downs depending on the situation, are these airbags a one time use? If they are then how cost effective would it be to keep buying leathers for the air bags?
The Dainese are one time use, but are a lot cheaper. I believe the Alpinestars can deploy twice.

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But still something to think about.
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Heh- I'd rather spend an extra grand on a suit than have a broken collarbone or back, personally. And if you have insurance, they cover the price of your gear if you crash. So there you go.

If I could get a jacket with one of these in it for the street for under a grand, I'd totally do it. That's probably a few years out, but totally reasonable to expect eventually.
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But still something to think about.
Sorry I kind misread you. The airbag unit is removable. When it is depleted you can send it off to the manufacturer to be recharged or swapped, I believe that is free of charge in most cases. Read a magazine article about them a while ago.


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OK just watched the video and holy shit that is high tech. Much cheaper and more basic airbag jackets and vests already exist for the street. The guys in California are using these:

SaferMoto Hit-Air Jackets and Vests



This jacket is $450 and the others are around $500

And you just replace the cO2 canister if it deploys.




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Might be fine for the race track but what usually causes severe injury or death on the street is bashing your helmet against an immovable object and snapping your neck. Broken ribs, arms and legs will heal.
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And might increase the price of leathers. And where you can wear leathers through multiple downs depending on the situation, are these airbags a one time use? If they are then how cost effective would it be to keep buying leathers for the air bags?
It won't be. Crashing 3 times a season is expensive enough..
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