STREET AIR DRY JACKET07.01.2016
STREET AIR DRY JACKET - FASTER THAN THE BLINK OF AN EYE. Previously reserved for professional racers from the Moto GP, now you too can wear it, and on any motorcycle, whether it is a maxi scooter or an R 1200 GS. In collaboration with Alpinestars, BMW Motorrad are releasing a jacket with an integrated airbag, which has an especially large protection area in the back and shoulder region and which you can use in normal road traffic. The system activates as soon as the zip is done up and offers maximum protection in every driving situation, without being connected with the motorcycle. Full protection activates within a maximum of 85 milliseconds. The blink of an eye takes 100 - 400 milliseconds longer. It’s a wearable innovation.
HOW IT WORKS. As soon as the vest is connected with the jacket and switched on, just zip it up and the system will activate and you’re ready to ride wherever you want. The close-fitting sensors integrated in the vest allow the system to recognise a crash within 30 - 60 milliseconds. Arranged in the back and shoulder region of the vest, they continuously transmit measurements to the central control module. The air chambers fill within 25 milliseconds with the help of a state-of-the-art compressed air reservoir. Maximum protection, faster than the blink of an eye.