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Dainese USA D-air Racing Suit Intro

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Dainese Motorcycle Gear

The Daines D-Store in Orange County was once again packed with journalist for a preview of the 2012 Dainese and AGV motorcycle apparel collections.

And the highlight of the show was a piece of high-tech motorcycle safety gear – the D-air Racing suit, which is now offered in the states. The suit took 10 years to design, and was developed on race circuits around the world with MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi, Moto2’s Stefan Bradl, and World Superbike’s Max Biaggi and Leon Haslam.

At the presentation, Dainese handed over a D-air Racing suit to Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young, who will be the first rider to use the suit in the AMA Superbike Championship.

Dainese says the D-air Racing works with “with existing armor in race suits and gives airbag protection to shoulders and improves protection in the neck and upper chest area.”

Dainese says: “The electronic system identifies a fall or slide and immediately sends a trigger signal to the gas generator in the hump of the suit. This activates the internal airbag, which then inflates within 30 millieseconds.

“D-air Racing has a patented 3D airbag structure providing the rider with a controlled airbag expansion. It is the only airbag suit on the market that works wirelessly without any connection to a motorcycle.”

Besides the safety features, the D-air Racing suit also features data acquisition software developed by German company 2D (2d-datarecording), which supplies some of the top teams in MotoGP and F1.

Dainese says: “The software gives D-air users an effective source to monitor riding performance and record telemetry data, that can be downloaded and displayed on a computer. Extensive functions of the system include lap time data, GPS telemetry of the bike and diagrams in relation to time: assessment of braking spaces and lines through bends. Acceleration data is also available and the system is compatible with Google Earth and enables plotting of racing lines on a mini map.”

And the D-air Racing suit has passed all protection tests, from the current European standards to the pre-standards, testing that will arrive in the future.

Dainese says: “The D-air system is so innovative that the current standards were only partially able to meet the certification needs of an advanced system. TÜV SÜD were required to develop a new and more appropriate testing producer before submitting the D-air Racing system, which went far beyond the existing standards. D-air Racing is proud to be TÜV SÜD system certified.”

The D-air Racing suit will be available in June 2012, with a starting cost of $3,999. The suit can also be made custom by size, colors, names and logos.

For additional information, contact your authorized Dainese dealer. For a complete list of dealers D-air Racing certificated please stay tuned on Dainese.com.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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