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Vancouver Motorcycle Show – Tech-Air Airbag System For Bikes (VIDEO)

Abbotsford – One of the many highlights of the 2018 Vancouver Motorcycle Show at the Abbotsford Tradex is the Tech-Air airbag system for motorcycles. In a nutshell, an inflatable system the biker wears so when the unthinkable happens, the rider has a body airbag that inflates and protects him/her from initial body damage.

The first design for this technology was in 2001 and professional use started on the track in 2009. In 2018, the suits are now made available for the average rider.

Here is the preamble from the reps at the show, describing how the system works:

The actual deployment and how it looks:

Alpinestars, since its inception in 1963, is now the world-leading manufacturer of professional racing products, motorcycling airbag protection, high-performance apparel and technical footwear. Alpinestars understands that the best design and research is achieved under extreme conditions. Our involvement in Formula 1, NASCAR, AMA and World Motocross and MotoGP has led to the creation of the most advanced technical equipment for the world racing’s top athletes.

The company employs near 500 staff worldwide with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Northern Italy, Tokyo and Southeast Asia headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

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