THE FIRST PROTOTYPE
The first D-air® prototype caught on high-speed video camera, showing the airbag inflation sequence.
THE ADVANCED PROTOTYPE
D-air® already featured its core technical solutions in 2000, adopting a system based on airbag technology that was capable of activation without any physical connections to the motorcycle.
THE FIRST RACEWAY TEST
The first real crash test at the Adria International Raceway with a professional stuntman.
MOTORCYCLE-RIDER SYSTEM DYNAMICS
The decision to consider the rider and motorcycle as a single system rather than two independent systems made it possible to develop a uniquely innovative triggering algorithm.
Rider airbag for track use. The first system able to recognise events linked to front or rear wheel slides on motorbikes.
RACE IN VALENCIA
The first professional rider to crash during a race in Valencia, 125cc class Michael Ranseder
D-AIR® SYSTEM 2007
The racing version of the system was an outstanding achievement: a new activation algorithm, reduced weight and physical space
THE NEW TESTS
AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM
The 2009 season marked an important development with the completion of work on integrating the system, which saw the bags housed in a special cavity in the rider's racing suit.