990 Adv, XR650L
Posted - 08/03/2013 : 11:58 AM
I haven't seen a motorcycle airbag jacket like that one before.
Many riders in MotoGP wear airbag jackets, but they inflate to protect to core body and I haven't seen them do much to protect areas closer to the helmet area like that. They have not protected a couple of the top riders from breaking collarbones recently.
In any case, it's nice to see progress in this area.
The Woodlands, TX
Posted - 08/13/2013 : 11:59 AM
Looks like a good idea...but it doesn't do anything for the lower "hard bits" such as knees, elbows, hips, etc. I would think that a "full" airbag suit would include initial protection for all extremities that would take impact...especially within the first 1-2 seconds after hitting the ground.