In the Bag.

BMW Motorrad introduces its first biker jacket with airbag technology.

Published: July 2015
Video/Photos: BMW Motorrad, Alpinestars

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The new jacket and waistcoat will include airbag technology that offers unmatched protection of the biker’s upper body in the event of an accident.
The leather biker jacket might be the iconic item of biker gear, and has influenced thousands of fashionable and practical interpretations, but seldom has it been revolutionised.

 

BMW Motorrad might be the only motorcycle manufacturer to have developed a complete range of rider equipment since the 70s, but it is not about to pass up an opportunity for innovation. This year, BMW Motorrad will launch a jacket in collaboration with Alpinestars, leading manufacturer of motorsports apparel, clothing and safety gear, that will indeed revolutionise biker gear.*

 

The new jacket and waistcoat will include airbag technology that offers unmatched protection of the biker’s upper body in the event of an accident. The new BMW Motorrad jacket’s airbag technology is based on Alpinestars’ Tech-Air™ airbag system, the world’s first self-contained street airbag system that independently functions without the need for sensors to be installed on the bike.

 

Alpinestars’ unparalleled expertise and depth of research, based on the Tech-Air race airbag system developed from MotoGP, combined with BMW Motorrad’s heritage and style, will take biker apparel to the next level, with unmatched safety and style.

 

*The new BMW Motorrad jacket is not yet available locally in South Africa or internationally. It  will be presented to the public later this year. To find out more, contact your nearest BMW Motorrad dealership.