Video: Alpinestars airbag crash test

Slow motion footage shows airbag inflates before rider makes contact with vehicle

ALPINESTARS has released this video of its airbag system undergoing crash testing.

The demonstration, shot at a test facility in Milan, shows a crash test dummy on a BMW R1200 GS colliding with a Mercedes saloon.

The bike strikes the car at 29.8mph and the airbag inflates within 59 milliseconds.

Slow motion footage shows the airbag inflates before the rider makes contact with the vehicle.

Alpinestars says: 'Tech-Air is the world’s first self-contained airbag system that independently functions without the need for sensors to be installed on the bike and the subsequent need to link a specific motorcycle to the Tech-Air street airbag system used by the rider. This means that Tech-Air offers the freedom to ride any bike on any surface at any time.

'Offering instantaneous, high-pressure inflatable protection, the Tech-Air street airbag system gives the rider comprehensive protection in a crash by covering the full back, shoulders, kidney areas and chest.'

The system is housed within an Alpinestars jacket and will be available from spring 2015.