In line with its continuing commitment to the safety of motorcyclists, and in addition to the development of active safety systems on its motorcycles and the promotion of responsible riding courses, the Bologna-based company, in collaboration with Dainese, has introduced the Ducati Smart Jacket, an innovative and revolutionary sleeveless vest which uses the well-known D-air airbag technology of Dainese in a version with graphics made specifically for Ducati.
The jacket guarantees a high level of safety compared to the applicable standards, thanks to the research and technology used in the racing leathers of MotoGP riders. The result is a versatile vest, suitable for every motorcyclist and for all types of road use, available in both men’s and women’s versions, and which can be worn over or under any motorcycle jacket, without requiring any type of connection with the bike.
The operation of the vest is regulated by an electronic control unit which analyses the data one thousand times per second. In cases of intended engagement*, the electronic control unit detects autonomously dangerous situations such as sliding, high-siding of a rider, rear-end collision, impact with another object or stopped-vehicle impact, and activates the rider’s protection system.
Thanks to the vest structure with internal micro-filaments patented by Dainese, the airbag bag inflates in a uniform and controlled way along the entire surface, creating a shield that wraps around the body and guarantees the protection of the declared protective areas. The bag offers protection equal to that of seven level 1 back protectors, without having any rigid protector inside.
The Ducati Smart Jacket is extremely light and practical, and can be easily folded and stored in a side bag or backpack. It has a 26-hour battery life and, when discharged, can be conveniently recharged via any USB socket. In addition, another technological innovation introduced by Dainese allows the protective bag on the chest to be folded, to occupy a smaller area and thus allow the passage of air through the fabric of the vest.
The jackett can be purchased, together with the entire 2021 Ducati Apparel collection, in dealers around the world. Before using the device it is necessary to register it and activate the system. The procedure can be completed at the dealer where the garment is purchased, or online at www.ducati.com/ww/en/smartjacket
The Ducati Smart Jacket retails at £482.50 + VAT. Further information available on the Ducati.com website.