when it comes to motobiking, the only thing that comes between you and the road is, well… you, which makes rider protection all the more critical and often a daunting task. we have seen crazy, fashionista airbag collar for cyclist and more practical airbag jacket with built-in crash sensors in the apparel but today, rider protection is set to change with Ducati Multistrada D-Air, the world’s first production motorcycle with wirelessly integrated airbag riding jackets. collaborating with Dainese, Ducati will be introducing a special Multistrada model equipped with with a passive safety system that employs sensors built into the Multistrada’s existing electronics to constantly monitor the two-wheeler’s dynamic like acceleration, braking and more to detect a genuine crash or accident.
in the event of crash detected, the system sends a wireless signal to the Dainese Air Jacket which deploys the built-in airbag in a mere 45 milliseconds, thereby reducing the risk of injury to the rider upon impact. details remain scant for now, but Ducati promised more information (hopefully with video) will be available on April 15. however, what we do know now is that the Ducati Multistrada D-Air wireless airbag system will only be available in Europe, with sales expected to kick off in May 2014.