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ADV ProductsBMW Launches New Street Air Jacket With Integrated Airbag

BMW Launches New Street Air Jacket With Integrated Airbag

The new airbag tech from Alpinestars inflates faster than the blink of an eye.

Published on 09.28.2016

BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air jacket by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorcycle in both on- and off-road situations.

The technology is adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air® street airbag system – a system that requires no motorcycle-mounted sensors. The airbag system of Alpinestars utilizes a sophisticated algorithm that detects imminent danger with the greatest precision and inflates the full upper body airbag, faster than the blink of an eye, to provide a highly effective crash protection system.

BMW Airbag Jacket Street Air Dry


The BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by Alpinestars textile riding jacket is designed to interconnect with the Alpinestars airbag system vest and is an essential component for the system to be fully operational.

It offers instantaneous inflatable upper body protection to the back, kidneys, chest and shoulders – the most exposed areas in a crash. It is also fully independent, incorporating its sensors close to the rider’s or passenger’s body means the airbag activates without the need for a triggering wireless signal to be sent from the bike.

BMW Airbag Jacket Street Air Dry

Key features of BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars:

• Full airbag inflation in 25 milliseconds for protection during crash impacts and loss-of-control situations when riding but also in stand-still situation – for example a rear impact while waiting at traffic lights.

• Function is independently of the need for sensors to be installed on the bike and the subsequent need to link a specific motorcycle to the airbag system.

• Immediately ready for use and no time is wasted in setting up electronic pairing between rider and/or passenger and motorcycle. Rider can easily switch between motorcycles without reconfiguring or reinitializing.

• Placing sensors near to the body means the airbag system can be used on road or for off-road adventure-touring.

• No need to deactivate the system if leaving the road for off-road trails or to stop in between to change settings. Changing surfaces while adventure-touring therefore presents no problem.

• System is protected by a durable and water-resistant casing which, when worn under a compatible outer jacket, means the airbag system is fully weatherproof.

BMW Airbag Jacket Street Air Dry

The new BMW Motorrad Street Air Jacket works with any motorcycle and the system is developed for a wide range of riding scenarios, including off-road adventuring touring situations. However the systems is not recommended for aggressive off-road use with full off-road (knobby) tires.

This jacket is the first safety product to be launched under an exclusive agreement between BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars and is available for both female and male customers in different colorways beginning October 2016. For more information visit the BMW Motorrad site.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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Bill Potter
Bill Potter
September 28, 2016 12:41 pm

HAH! Of course they did. I JUST bought a Helite airbag vest… Of course, the Helite doesn’t require charging or come with a BMW price tag, (although it certainly wasn’t cheap).


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