Spidi update their neck-brace project with the new for 2009 DPS Sport
SPIDI launched their 2009 collection to the world's press and the main highlight for us is the DPS Sport, Spidi's revised neck protector.
Spidi initially launched the DPS-01 back in 1999, the product of a collaboration between Spidi in Italy and Japanese technicians. The DPS-01 was a vest to be worn over your jacket, inflated by one cylinder. In 2002 Spidi launched the DPS-02, a revised and updated DPS-01 and in 2003 Spidi produced their first jacket with an integrated DPS system, the DPS-03.
The DPS Sport marks another step forward for Spidi, as it can be worn over the top of any clothing. The system now features twin gas cartridges for faster inflation.
Alpinestars and Dainese are working on their own advanced neck protection systems, both allegedly using gyroscopes and hi-tech sensors to detect a crash the moment it happens. The DPS Sport relies on a toggle attached to the motorcycle which when pulled inflates as you are thrown from the bike.
The technology for neck protection is in rapid development and is far from perfected, but the DPS Sport offers riders a choice of additional protection against neck injuries.
Would you wear one?
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 12:52
Posted: 14/07/2009 at 16:07
FishFace wrote (see
don't know, whats the stats on broken necks?
Posted: 16/07/2009 at 10:18
I can see a lot of mis-fires, where people get off the bike and forget to unhook the toggle.
I wonder if it would be rigid enough to limit the head movement adequately, especially compared to something like the Leatt brace (though it looks more subtle).
Posted: 16/07/2009 at 12:26
helluvaquick wrote (see)
FishFace wrote (seedon't know, whats the stats on broken necks?Pretty high chance of croaking if you break it
pretty high if some prick pulls out on you in a car too .... or you have a head-on with a truck, or.... or.... or.....
Posted: 16/07/2009 at 12:37
Posted: 16/07/2009 at 13:01
i can break out my ice-hockey gear on the roads!!
Posted: 16/07/2009 at 13:12
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