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    Motorcyclist airbag activates in MotoGP race - GIF and patent

    A motorcyclist airbag activates in a MotoGP race. Looks like he's manually activating the airbag, but he's not - it's deployed automatically.



    An example 2016 patent for this type of technology:

    Airbag System for Motorcycle Drivers



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    Head is not protected..!!!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toma View Post
    Head is not protected..!!!!?
    There are airbag systems with neck/head protection extensions, but thus far they are prone to increase neck injuries, the dynamic forces involved in some incidents would be/are made worse by such an airbag.

    As a former EMT and currently still a motorcyclist I keep an eye on these developments, but riding will always be a potentially hazardous mode of transport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeiljohnUK View Post
    There are airbag systems with neck/head protection extensions, but thus far they are prone to increase neck injuries, the dynamic forces involved in some incidents would be/are made worse by such an airbag.

    As a former EMT and currently still a motorcyclist I keep an eye on these developments, but riding will always be a potentially hazardous mode of transport.
    Agreed NeiljohnUK, but glad some people are forging ahead with this stuff for bikes. That gal at the grand prix the other day came out unharmed after being airborne at 170 into the scaffolding and the car was a ball around the cage. It's because of the cage designs in those now she was unharmed, but bet she has nightmares for a while. Ya just can't un-see that. With bikes there are an infinite ways to come off whether T-boning some distracted driver or catching traction in the rain, racing.

    I quit riding after 40 years a few years after my accident with a young gal who rolled into the intersection then saw me and stopped...too late, T-bone or lay it down...layed it down but crushed most of my left side and stuck my collar bone in my ear. Worse was it messed up my brand new Dasani Jacket (thank goodness for it) and almost killed my bike! Got too paranoid at intersections to be comfortable anymore and sold my bike.

    Thanks Jon for posting this!

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    That guy is One Hell of a rider!!! Most would have lost it on the nose wheely, tail flip, being flung into next week. Must own his own bike.
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    Recent MotoGP crash; opposite of above.


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    Looks like the rider with the airbag high sided, locked up his back brakes, the released it, then the tire catches and violently throws you off the bike.

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