Dainese D-Air Goes Open-Source

Dainese's motorcycle airbag system now open to all brands and riders

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Dainese presented today D-air Armor, the "open platform" airbag based on D-air technology. This innovative system is the result of over 15 years of research by D-Tec (Dainese Technology Centre) into airbag technology. D-air Armor is an undergarment for racing suits, featuring an integrated D-air airbag. The undergarment's back protector houses the entire protection system—electronics, gas generator, wiring, battery and GPS.

D-air Armor represents a genuine milestone in the diffusion of electronic airbag technology in the World Championship Series. Thanks to D-air Armor, all riders can now take advantage of the safety provided by D-air, the same technology used by all official Dainese riders.

Vircos and Furygan will be the first companies to adopt the new Dainese technology. D-air Armor will protect Michele Pirro and Mattia Pasini (Vircos), as well as Mike Di Meglio, Johan Zarco and Sam Lowes (Furygan).

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Cristiano Silei, the CEO of Dainese, said: “Making D-air Armor available to all riders in the world championship series is an important milestone in the diffusion of D-air technology, which Dainese has believed in and invested in for over 15 years. We hope that Furygan and Vircos will soon be joined by other partners who share our goal of improving rider safety.”

Iacopo Forte, Product Manager for Vircos added: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the collaboration between Vircos, which makes made-to-measure technical clothing for motorbike riders, and Dainese in the D-air Armor project. This is without any doubt a huge step forward for rider safety. Thanks to this partnership, at last we can combine the outstanding Dainese airbag system with our racing suits and together radically improve safety in this sport.”

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Jean Marc Autheman, Export and Racing Manager for Furygan, also commented: “Furygan has been providing its own riders and clients with protective products of the highest possible level for 45 years. When Dainese offered their new D-air Armor system, we took an immediate interest in the project and, after having been able to test and assess the performance of this technology, we gladly accepted the collaboration. Starting from the Catalunya GP, we will be able to offer our riders the first Furygan racing suits fitted with the D-air Armor system.”

About Dainese Founded in 1972 by company president Lino Dainese, Dainese produces protective wear for motorcycling, mountain biking, winter sports and equestrian use. In 2007, the company acquired premium race and sport helmet manufacturer AGV. Dainese and AGV protective products showcase some of the most innovative technologies in action sports and are used by the world's top riders. Headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, Dainese is distributed in North America exclusively by Dainese USA, which, along with Parts Unlimited, also distributes AGV helmets.

For more information on D-Air technology or the other products from Dainese visit their website Dainese.com