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Old Jan 6th 2018, 01:01 PM   #1
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Race suit airbags the future?

Iím looking into getting my first race suit, [see previous thread about getting into track days] and really interested in the Alpinestars Missile which has the potential to integrate their air bag system into it. Is this the future and smart to consider?

Obviously there are other suits I like as well and wonder what those of you that already race/do track days take into consideration when purchasing your new suits.

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Old Jan 6th 2018, 01:12 PM   #2
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You should check out the new MUGELLO R D-AIR LEATHER SUIT

Dainese has increases the standard in terms of performance, protection, and style on the track. The Suit is made of kangaroo leather, with elastic inserts in a new tri-axial elastic fabric on the back for more comfort, titanium plates on shoulders, elbows and knees, and technical fabrics. The D-air airbag expands to the rib area and integrates an intelligent LED emergency lighting, which is lit up in the crash and draws attention to the driver in conditions of poor visibility.

The D-AIR system works in synergy with existing protectors that are integrated into the leather suit, in order to protect the:
Neck
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Ribs.

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Old Jan 6th 2018, 01:22 PM   #3
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Race suit airbags the future?

I like those a lot but the cost is scary for someone getting into the sport! I should edit my post and say I plan on getting a suit first and then, perhaps next season, add in the airbag system. So eventually the suit will be in the similar price range of the Misano, but not initially. I donít have that much in the budget to finish bike prep and get a suit for this coming season.


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Originally Posted by HeronB View Post
You should check out the new MUGELLO R D-AIR LEATHER SUIT

Dainese has increases the standard in terms of performance, protection, and style on the track. The Suit is made of kangaroo leather, with elastic inserts in a new tri-axial elastic fabric on the back for more comfort, titanium plates on shoulders, elbows and knees, and technical fabrics. The D-air airbag expands to the rib area and integrates an intelligent LED emergency lighting, which is lit up in the crash and draws attention to the driver in conditions of poor visibility.

The D-AIR system works in synergy with existing protectors that are integrated into the leather suit, in order to protect the:
Neck
Clavicles
Shoulder
Ribs.

Awesome suit.


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Would you buy airbag compatible ones and run a hit air or prefer it to be integrated?


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Old Jan 6th 2018, 01:33 PM   #5
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There are a lot of airbag waistcoats available. May not give the total overall
protection of the airbag race suits, but do a reasonable job of bridging the gap
between the basic suits and the expensive specials.

I would guess approx 30-40 % of the lads use the waistcoat options in Sweden.
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 01:35 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by 990Glen View Post
There are a lot of airbag waistcoats available. May not give the total overall
protection of the airbag race suits, but do a reasonable job of bridging the gap
between the basic suits and the expensive specials.

I would guess approx 30-40 % of the lads use the waistcoat options in Sweden.


Thatís what Iíve been hearing here in the US also, and wondered if they did that because they already had a suit and would continue in that direction for the future, or go with an upgradable suit to get one integrated.


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Originally Posted by oracle462 View Post
Would you buy airbag compatible ones and run a hit air or prefer it to be integrated?


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I will buy the integrated one cuz is safer won't come off your body in an accident IMO. Any ways that's what the Pro's ware.

either way in case of deployment you have to send them to Dainese HQ to get replaced.


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Have seen comments in several places that the turn around time for
the factory repacking of the airbag units on the suits can run to a couple
of months or more in some cases. Essentially this can leave you without
a suit for a large percentage of the track season (or a suit with no airbag protection).

For those who are at the wealthier end of the spectrum, you can of course
cover yourself for this possibility by buying multiple suits.

The waist coat option can be repacked in between track sessions as long
as it wasnít destroyed in the off.
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 02:50 PM   #9
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either way in case of deployment you have to send them to Dainese HQ to get replaced.
Good luck with that.
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 02:54 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by 990Glen View Post
Have seen comments in several places that the turn around time for
the factory repacking of the airbag units on the suits can run to a couple
of months or more in some cases. Essentially this can leave you without
a suit for a large percentage of the track season (or a suit with no airbag protection).

For those who are at the wealthier end of the spectrum, you can of course
cover yourself for this possibility by buying multiple suits.

The waist coat option can be repacked in between track sessions as long
as it wasnít destroyed in the off.
Depends on where you buy them.

The number of complaints have been from people who buy overseas then the local distributor says G.F. when airbag replacement comes along.

The couple of guys who I race with had turn around times all within a month (in which they also repaired the leather)
depending on crash, you proly still be waiting to repair bike while suit is off being replaced
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