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Anyone who belongs on a motorcycle knows that they are notoriously dangerous, but Ducati's latest invention has made a leap forward in motorcycle safety. Until now, jacket airbags have had to rely on sensors mounted inside the suit to detect a crash. The new Ducati Multistrada D-Air integrates airbag riding jackets wirelessly.

Ducati has teamed up with Dainese to make a specially equipped version of the Multistrada equipped with a passive safety system that uses sensors built into the touring-adventure bike's stock electronics. Sensors constantly monitor the Multistrada's dynamics, and if these sensors detect a crash, it sends a signal to the Dainese D-Air jacket to deploy the airbag in just 45 milliseconds.


The system will communicate with both the rider and the passenger's gear, but as of right now, the system is only available on the D-Air Multistrada and only in Europe. Sales should start in May.

The system certainly seems like the safest way to ride a motorcycle at the moment. I can only imagine that people will adopt this system more and more as it proliferates to more bikes and more riding gear.

Would you be interested in the system if it comes out for the 899 Panigale?
 
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