Would love to see a video of how these work. It sounds like a great idea, once it works as explained and doesn't malfunction. They look pretty nice as well. Wonder what the prices are for them.
BMW, Alpinestars Collaborate in ?Street Air? Airbag Jacket | Cycle WorldBMW chose Alpinestars as partner in developing an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection for motorcycling on or off-road. As in the Alpinestars MotoGP airbag leathers, sensors and a sophisticated algorithm detect the onset of an accident and trigger full airbag inflation in 25 milliseconds to provide a level of protection even in the case of a rear impact while waiting at traffic lights.
Sadly it's one area a lot of riders miss out on or don't think about as much. Lack of exposure and awareness is it hence why I advocate for going to shows and seeing what's out there, vendors want your money and moving 100's of vests, boots, pants, helmets with a team of 10 is not that hard.It's true, bmwrider. Money spent on good riding gear is never wasted, IMhO. And yes, heat, cold, hunger, fatigue can all lead to diminished capacity.
There are cooling vests you can buy that (in combination with a good, vented jacket) will act like a low-tech AC for about four hours under the right conditions. On hot rides I carry one around in a zip-lock bag, pre-soaked and ready to go. And of course there's heated gear. But I have no idea how well the alternator on the 310 will cope with that kind of load.