Ducati, First Motorcycle Maker to Introduce Airbags image

The Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has recently unveiled the Multistrada D-Air, which is the first production bike ever made to include a wireless integrated airbag jacket system.

Ducati has previously proven its dedication to enhanced safety with its Ducati Safety Pack which includes multi-level ABS and traction control. The Italian company has really managed to take the motorcycle safety to the next level and become the first motorcycle maker to build a bike with a wireless integrated airbag jacket system. The product is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Ducati and Dainese, the world renowned riding gear manufacturer.

According to the company, intelligent passive safety sensors have been included in the existing Multistrada electronics and so the vehicle’s dynamic situation is constantly analyzed and understood. If the system detects the crash is a genuine accident it will deploy the rider and the passenger’s jacket airbag in only 45 milliseconds.

Although German automaker BMW has presented something similar in 2013 at the EICMA show, Ducati has managed to market the ides and take a step further. The Italian company says it expects to have the Ducati Multistrada D-Air model available for sale on April 15, but only for the European customers for the moment.

Ducati is owned by Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini – after the German carmaker payed $1.12 billion in 2012.