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Cycle News Staff | January 12, 2022

At the recent 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (which took place January 5-7, 2022 in Las Vegas), Alpinestars unveiled three new autonomous rider airbag systems: the Tech-Air 10, the Tech-Air 3 and the Tech-Air Off-Road V2.

Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag Systems

The three new airbag systems are the latest additions to the Alpinestars’ Tech-Air family, which also includes Tech-Air 5. (Read more about the Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 HERE)

The Tech-Air airbag systems have integrated sensors that use gyroscopes and accelerometers to detect a crash and then automatically inflate to protect the rider’s upper body.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 10 Airbag System

Alpinestars Tech-Air 10

The Tech-Air 10 is a slim, self-contained wearable airbag system made for protecting racers, trackday riders and street riders. It covers the rider’s shoulders, chest, full back and hips. It can be worn underneath any Alpinestars Tech-Air-ready suit, or any third-party leather suit that has 4 cm of space around the circumference of the rider’s chest and 2 cm around the circumference of the rider’s hips to accommodate the inflation of the airbag in the event of a crash.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 Airbag System

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3

Tech-Air 3 is designed to be worn over a jacket and is aimed at the commuter and street rider. It can be worn in all weather conditions and it is packable for stowing in a backpack or under a bike’s seat when not in use.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 Airbag Systems
Alpinestars Tech-Air Off-Road V2 Airbag System

Alpinestars Tech-Air Off-Road V2

The off-pavement Tech-Air Off-Road V2 airbag system is expected to be available later this year, and it was developed and used in the last three Dakar races. Read more about the original version of the Alpinestars Tech-Air Off-Road Airbag System HERE.

Prices for the three new Tech-Air systems have not been released yet. The following video shows more about the Tech-Air systems:

VIDEO | Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag Protection (From 2021)

Here is the complete press release from Alpinestars…

Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas – Alpinestars is showcasing over 55 years of technology innovation and product development in motorcycling and motorsports protection with the launch of the all-new Tech-Air 10, Tech-Air 3 and Tech-Air Off-Road V2 autonomous airbag systems.

Derived from Alpinestars’ participation in MotoGP, Tech-Air 10 is a slim, self-contained wearable Airbag System that offers unrivaled body protection to racers, track day riders, and road riders by covering the rider’s shoulders, chest, full back, and hips. Tech-Air 10 can be worn under any Alpinestars Tech-Air-ready suit, or any third-party leather suit with 4 cm of space around the circumference of the rider’s chest and 2 cm around the circumference of the rider’s hips to accommodate the inflation of the airbag in the event of a crash.

Tech-Air 3 is Alpinestars’ ‘over’ the jacket Airbag System designed for commuters and road riding. With its practical design, the Tech-Air 3 Airbag System can be worn in all weather conditions, and its lightweight construction and packable design mean that it can be quickly and easily folded up and stowed in a backpack or under a scooter’s seat when not in use. The Tech-Air 3 Airbag System is available in men’s and women’s Stella versions with an ergonomically designed, dedicated fit.

The Tech-Air Off-Road V2 Airbag System offers the highest level of protection for off-road riding, developed and used in the most grueling conditions of the last 3 Dakar races, it will be made available for purchase later in 2022.

The three new airbag systems are the latest additions to the Alpinestars’ Tech-Air family, which also includes the Tech-Air 5 pictured below.

Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 Airbag System

With this complete selection of advanced airbag technology, Alpinestars is enabling riders of all disciplines to benefit from a standalone, wearable garment featuring all of the protection that Tech-Air delivers, regardless of the bike they ride, or the style of riding they do.

For more information, visit www.alpinestars.com

 

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