Ducati announced it is introducing a special Multistrada D-Air model, what the company calls the world’s first motorcycle fully integrated with an airbag-equipped riding jacket.
Working with riding apparel maker Dainese, Ducati developed the Europe-only Multistrada variant to use its existing built-in sensors to detect an accident as it happens. Within 45 milliseconds after detecting an accident, the Multistrada wirelessly sends signals to the Dainese D-Air jackets worn by the rider and/or passenger, activating their airbags to reduce the risk of injury from the impact.
The Multistrada D-Air’s instrument cluster includes three new symbols that light up to indicate when the system is on and the rider or passenger’s jackets are connected.
At the moment, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 with D-Air integration will only be offered in Europe. It should be available in European Ducati dealerships in May; no pricing information has been released.