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25
Mar 14

Multistrada D-Air / World’s first production motorcycle wirelessly integrated with airbag riding jackets

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Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati announced the introduction of the Multistrada D-Air model, featuring a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets by Dainese. Marking a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian brands, the new Ducati model takes a significant step forward in two-wheel safety. Combining the expertise of both Ducati and Dainese, the intelligent passive safety system uses sensors built into the Multistrada’s existing electronics to constantly understand the vehicle’s dynamic situation and deploying only when subjected to a genuine accident scenario. The Multistrada D-Air system completes the data analysis and airbag deployment inside both the rider and passenger jackets in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of injury upon impact.


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Mar 14

Leather jackets from Dainese

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The 2014 collection from Italian manufacturer Dainese has a host of leather jackets available to suit all styles from sports, casual and vintage. All with Dainese’s signature look, feel and design. Continue reading →


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Oct 13

Lifestyle / Gore-Tex warmers from Dainese

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Carve Master GTX
A new jacket for 2014, the Carve Master is both stylish and practical. Made from Mugello fabric with cowhide leather inserts, it also features thermoformed shoulder protection and removable composite certified protection. It has a breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and the external fabric has been given a water-resistant treatment for wet weather days. Other features include front and rear air vents, a removable liner, a rear pocket for a G1/G2 back protector and two waterproof outer pockets. Continue reading →


07
Oct 13

Lifestyle / Aether / Canyon Motorcycle Jacket

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The Canyon Motorcycle Jacket is designed for long-haul expedition riding and offers advanced protection with a clean, refined aesthetic. Made using Schoeller-Dynatec, an abrasion-resistant fabric that has been specifically engineered for motorcyclists. This technical shell fabric has been tested and refined using Schoeller’s “Sturzsimulator” crash simulator, which drops fabric against an actual piece of pavement at variable speeds of up to 75 mph. Schoeller-Dynatec has not only been crash-rated, but its 3-layer construction makes it completely waterproof and breathable. For warm-weather riding, ColdBlack has been integrated into the garment dye to reduce heat retention caused by sunlight by approximately 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue reading →


24
Sep 13

Dainese make significant changes to D-air System

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Dainese, the pioneers of motorcycle safety, has made significant changes to its state-of-the-art D-air technology for 2014.

In 2000, Dainese embarked on a project to design a new airbag-based technology to protect motorcyclists. By 2007, D-air Racing was in production and being tested on the racetrack by Dainese supported racers. The outstanding protection given by D-air Racing has been documented by its success rate. Since 2009, there has been a total of 306 crashes (some violent highsides) involving a rider wearing the system with no shoulder or collarbone injuries sustained, which the system protects. Continue reading →


27
May 13

Lifestyle / Leather suits and jackets from Dainese

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Dainese has an extensive range of leather suits and jackets suitable for the track or cruising the open road. All suits and jackets are made with Dainese’s renowned quality and attention to detail and are packed with unparalleled technology.

Trickster Evo:
The Trickster Evo is a stunning one-piece suit that offers excellent ergonomics and is full of technical features. Made from Kangaroo leather, it has patented Microelastic, bi-axial elasticated inserts to give freedom of movement. It has co-injected protectors with titanium inserts on the shoulders, a patented suit-boot fastening system and a waterbag pocket. The suit also has large areas of perforation for ventilation. Continue reading →


11
May 13

Photo of the Day / Jordi Cortes Fotografo

Awesome!

Awesome!

Visit Jordi Cortes Fotografo for more extraordinary stuff.


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Apr 13

Video / All That’s Gold Does Not Glitter

During the Karl Lagerfeld Pirelli calendar launch in Moscow, Renato Montagner, Creative Director of Pirelli P Zero, commissioned artist Scott Campbell to create two signature projects. To engrave a Pirelli tire and to design a special edition P Zero bike jacket by Dainese. In the summer of 2011, Campbell began working on these pieces in his Brooklyn studio in New York.


09
Apr 13

Apparel / Dainese 2013 collection

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Famous for its high quality leather apparel and safety items, Dainese also offer Gore Tex, textile and D-Dry garments, as well as gloves, boots and casual wear.

Leather
Hot off the production line for 2013 is the Crono P. Estiva one-piece and Crono Divtwo-piece suits. Both are highly technical and packed with features including aluminum shoulder inserts, certified composite and pro-shape soft protectors. The one-piece version also has an aerodynamic spoiler and excels in sunny weather thanks to its perforated leather. Both suits are available in a variety of colors and priced at £694.99 for the one-piece and £634.99 for the two-piece. The two-piece is also available in female sizes. Continue reading →


03
Mar 13

Lifestyle / D3O Limb Protector

Now you can go out on a limb, so to speak.

Now you can go out on a limb, so to speak.

French manufacturer Furygan is introducing a new generation of D3O limb protectors into its products, which meet the new CE standard introduced this week. The T5 EVO Pro protectors pass level 2 of the new CE standard across ambient, wet and cold (-10ºC) conditions and pass level 1 when tested in hot conditions at 40ºC. Continue reading →