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The Rider's Handbook

Motorcycle Airbag Jackets

MOTORCYCLE AIRBAG JACKETS

An new invention worth considering is a motorcycle airbag jacket.

Airbag jackets give excellent core body protection in most crash situations.

They typically have two airbags: one that pops out of the collar to protect neck, shoulders and collarbones; and a larger one that pops out of the jacket body to protect the entire torso, front and back.

When the rider falls off a bike in a crash, an anchoring cable connecting the jacket to the bike frame separates, activating a CO2 cartridge that inflates the airbags in around 100 milliseconds (one tenth of a second).

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