Ducati Multistrada D-Air

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.

Ducati Multistrada D-Air instruments

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.

[Source: Ducati]