Virginia Tech Motorcycle Crash Study Results

MSF Virginia Tech Motorcycle Crash Study

What do you learn if you pick 100 riders, put five video cameras and data-logging equipment on their motorcycles and record them for a total of 366,667 miles? Several things, some of which we knew, some surprising. Intersections are dangerous. We either need to pay better attention or work on our braking techniques, because we crash into the back of other vehicles way too often. We’re not good enough at…

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BMW & Alpinestars New AirgBag Jacket

Alpinestars BMW TechAir Riding Jacket

BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorbike in both on- and off-road situations. The technology adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air street airbag system – a system requiring no motorbike-mounted sensors. The airbag system of Alpinestars utilizes a sophisticated algorithm that detects imminent danger with the greatest precision and inflates…

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