TEXTILE AND LEATHER JACKETS BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars £1600
This new airbag jacket represents the first tie-up between BMW and Alpinestars. The Street Air adopts airbag technology from Alpinestars’ Tech-air system, which uses body-mounted sensors to detect a crash scenario and inflate the airbag in time to help protect the rider’s back, kidneys, chest and shoulders.
The airbag sits inside a textile jacket that has a breathable waterproof membrane to keep the weather at bay. The outer is made from 500-denier Cordura, and the jacket is equipped with Ce-approved elbow and shoulder armour. There’s also the option to add a back protector to beef up the protection from the airbag.
Available in grey or black in chest sizes 36in-50in for men, and sizes 6-20 for women; the outer jacket and airbag vest will be available separately, but the £1600 price covers both. www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk
Outer jacket and airbag vest also available separately HIGH TECH Textile jacket uses Alpinestars’ Tech-air system Option to add a back protector to boost airbag protection