BMW, Alpinestars Collaborate in ‘Street Air’ Airbag Jacket

Motorcycle safety for both on- and off-road situations

BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by Alpinestars jacket
BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by AlpinestarsCourtesy of BMW Motorrad

BMW have long offered specialized top quality riding gear, designed to deliver top protection and comfort in any weather – as demanded by unstoppable BMW riders. Now BMW have decided to add a technology developed in MotoGP, intended to offer protection, not just against weather, but also against road accidents.

BMW have long regarded concern for safety as integral to motorcycling in three aspects:

  • Through safe vehicle design and technology
  • Through suitable rider equipment
  • Through rider training

BMW chose Alpinestars as partner in developing an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection for motorcycling on or off-road. As in the Alpinestars MotoGP airbag leathers, sensors and a sophisticated algorithm detect the onset of an accident and trigger full airbag inflation in 25 milliseconds to provide a level of protection even in the case of a rear impact while waiting at traffic lights.

The fully weatherproof system needs no activation, calibration, or deactivation after riding.

BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by Alpinestars jacket
BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by AlpinestarsCourtesy of BMW Motorrad
BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by Alpinestars jacket
BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by AlpinestarsCourtesy of BMW Motorrad