Alpinestars Tech-Air Motorcycle Vest Airbag System
The result of nearly two decade of development in MotoGP and following on from Alpinestars’ first-generation racing airbag system and the launch of the ground-breaking Tech-Air™ Race, this latest version of Alpinestars Tech-Air™ technology brings full upper body protection to serious track day and performance riders. Sold separately from the compatible garments, the Tech-Air™ Race is completely self-contained, meaning there are no bike-to-rider set-up configurations required, which ensures the ultimate in convenience, freedom and versatility. When fully inflated, the system’s airbag offers critical protection to the back, shoulders, collarbones, chest, ribs, kidneys, and vital organs. Plus, with a simple upload the versatile system firmware, the Race system can be configured to run the Tech-Air™ Street algorithm setting for non-race use in road and light, adventure style off-road situations.
Ergonomically profiled, performance fit airbag vest optimized for use with compatible racing/performance riding airbag leather suit.
Electronic Airbag Control Unit (ACU) incorporated within strong, lightweight, ergonomic polymer back protector, optimized for race and track use.
A combination of four electronic sensors are incorporated in the system’s chassis (3 accelerometers and 1 gyroscope), meaning the vest is completely self-contained and allows it to be worn interchangeably with compatible garments. There are no tethers, connections to any external sensors on the bike, or GPS of any kind.
Advanced multi-material main shell incorporates Lycra®, 2D mesh and Cordura.
Interior comprises of perforated Lycra, 3D mesh and soft touch edging for high levels of comfort.
Specially designed, race-developed back protector, offering comprehensive inflatable full upper body protection for back, shoulders, collarbones, chest, ribs, kidneys, and vital organs.
Incorporates removable inner mesh and elastic Velcro® waistband to position airbag system and ensure custom fit and improve adjustability.
Deployment system utilizes argon inflator cartridges which are CE certified to ISO 14451 standard.
System’s firmware is upgradable and can be configured to run the Tech-Air Street airbag settings for non-racing use in road and light off-road situations.
Race mode allows for two separate deployments in sizes small to XL.
2XL vest only has one deployment in race and street mode.
ACU is seal-protected within vest to ensure its all-weather performance and the vest and componentry are certified to function in all weather conditions between -10?C and +50?C.
ACU has been homologated to ECE R10 04, which ensures the electromagnetic integrity and stability of the unit.
System uses an integrated, certified lithium ion battery, with a battery life of 25 hours and a recharge time of approximately 6 hours. Micro USB charger allows convenient recharging of system, with one hour of charging time giving four hours of riding coverage.
System vest incorporates convenient connection system, allowing system to be connected to race suit quickly and easily for peace-of-mind activation of airbag and LED display.
Color coded front YKK zippers allow for vest to be easily and securely attached to outer jacket.
Category II CE Certified to the 686/89/EEC European PPE Directive, using a version of EN1621-4:2013, which guarantees impact protection performance between 45 milliseconds to 5 seconds.
Design and manufacture CE certified to the 2007/23/EC pyrotechnic directive.
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