Image of Alpinestars airbag racing suit

Alpinestars is introducing their Tech Air Race motorcycle suit. This suit is unlike other race suits out there. This one has airbags!

According to autoblog, MotoGP riders Ben Spies, Mika Kallio, and Dani Pedrosa are running the data logging suits in MotoGP Races. The 7 sensors can tell the electronic brain whether a crash is imminent within 8 milliseconds and another 50 milliseconds to fully inflate for about 5 seconds. After about 25 seconds the airbags fully deflate.

Talk about exciting news for the future! And not just for racing. This can be used for street and dirt applications.