Cars have airbags, why not motorcycles? Well, there’s the issue of where would you put it and of course, riders often separate from their bike when an accident occurs. Mugen Denko of Japan created the Hit Air jacket to solve those problems. It’s a jacket system that has armor for places like shoulders and elbows and an inflatable bladder that protects the neck, chest, back and hips. You connect a safety key to your bike with a cable which pulls a pin from the jacket in the event you leave the bike. It’s a pretty neat idea. They had an earlier version called the Eggshell jacket, the Hit-Air is their latest. It comes in several styles. If it deploys, it’s reusable after you repack and replace the cartridge. I like it.
There have been a lot of advances in motorcycle protective gear over the years and this looks like it might help. Can’t say how well it would do in a severe impact but any protection is better than none and this might make many crashes injury free when without it you might get banged up quite a bit. Worth a look.
Thanks to GaijinBiker