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Ducati have announced the new Multistrada D-Air, which is the first production motorcycles that features a fully integrated wireless system that connects to Dainese airbag jackets – a significant step ahead in motorcycle rider safety.
Sensors built into the Multistrada’s electronics constantly monitor the bike’s dynamics and, when subjected to what Ducati call “a genuine accident scenario,” the D-Air system triggers airbag deployment for both rider and passenger jackets in just 45 milliseconds, thereby considerably reducing the risk of injury upon impact.
Developed by Ducati in collaboration with Dainese, the Multistrada’s D-Air safety system complements the bike’s ABS and traction control technologies, making motorcycling safer than ever before. We hope the D-Air system will also find its way to other motorcycles sometime soon.
In the meanwhile, the Ducati Multistrada D-Air will be available in European Ducati Dealerships from May 2014 onwards.