Dainese presents the D-air Racing Suit, the first of its kind to be sold in the U.S. This high-tech suit operates as a protection device as well as an impressive track day tool. Developed on racetracks with the help of top Dainese racers including Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradl, Leon Haslam and Max Biaggi, the D-air Racing Suit works in synergy with existing armor in race suits and gives airbag protection to shoulders and improves protection in the neck and upper chest area.
The electronic system identifies a fall or slide and immediately sends a trigger signal to the gas generator in the hump of the suit. This activates the internal airbag, which then inflates within 30 milliseconds. D-air Racing has a patented 3D airbag structure providing the rider with a controlled airbag expansion. It’s the only airbag suit on the market that works wirelessly without any connection to a motorcycle.
The system also features data acquisition software developed by German company 2D (2d-datarecording), which supplies some of the top teams in MotoGP and F1. The software gives D-air users an effective source to monitor riding performance and record telemetry data, that can be downloaded and displayed on a computer. Extensive functions of the system include lap time data, GPS telemetry of the bike and diagrams in relation to time: assessment of braking spaces and lines through bends. Acceleration data is also available and the system is compatible with Google Earth and enables plotting of racing lines on a mini map.
The D-air Racing system passed all motorcycle personal protective equipment tests, not only for the current European standards but also for pre-standards, which will come into effect in the future.
The suit can be custom made by size, colors, names and logos. Available in June 2012.
Retail Price: starting at $3,999