Munich / Molvena. BMW Motorrad and Dainese have
announced that they are to cooperate in a joint development of
innovative motorcycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad. Taking the
Dainese D-Air® Protect System as its starting point, the partners will
be developing motorcycle rider equipment with fully integrated
inflatable protectors for BMW Motorrad.
The first product to emerge from the cooperation will be the DoubleR
RaceAir one-piece leather suit with D-Air® racing protectors, designed
exclusively for use on racetracks. The racing suit is scheduled to be
presented at the international EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this
November, once BMW Motorrad has completed all the required testing in Munich.
The next stage will be to develop the Dainese D-Air® Street System as
a retrofit solution for BMW Motorrad. The system is scheduled to be
launched in 2015, following successful completion of all the crash
tests. BMW Motorrad customers will then be able to retrofit an
innovative safety system to their motorcycles.
BMW Motorrad and Dainese are also looking into further ways of
cooperating in the interest of providing further protection for
BMW Motorrad is the only motorcycle manufacturer to have developed
the complete range of rider equipment ever since the 1970s - from
motorcycle helmets to rider suits, boots and gloves. In doing so, high
priority is attached to maximum comfort for the rider as well as
minimising the potential consequences of accidents.
In addition to the NP protectors for motorcycle suits developed by
BMW Motorrad as well as safety-optimised boots and gloves, the Neck
Brace System introduced in 2007 also contributes to the safety system.
The ABS pioneer BMW Motorrad has always regarded motorcycling and
safety as being inseparably linked and anchored in the "Safety
360°" principle. "Safety 360°" breaks down the overall
concept of safe motorcycling into three facets: safety technology in
the vehicle, safety deriving from rider equipment and safety through
Having maintained its leading role for decades when it comes to
active and passive motorcycling safety, BMW is now extending this
position further through its long-term collaboration with Dainese.