Motorcycle Airbags Exist - But No One Uses Them?

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Airbags are a no-brainer in cars. But the case is not so cut-and-dry on motorcycles. Here’s why airbags haven’t reached mainstream adoption on motorcycles.
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sudhanshu janghel
sudhanshu janghel Prieš 45 minučių
Thanks for the video as it convinced me to get one … since Helite airbag was only about £40 less than the alpine-stars tech air 5 … I got the electronic one and it hides well underneath my riding jacket
ZackCornelsen Prieš 7 val
Lol Justin barcia wears Amazon knee pads he says ditch the knee braces lol
Nischal s
Nischal s Prieš 23 val
No one uses them because they are ridiculously expensive, and there are good protective gears that you can buy for fraction of the cost
Quill Maurer
Quill Maurer Prieš dieną
I utterly lost it at 2:10 when the airbag deployed unintentionally. I'd worry that this could be a bit of a hazard if it were to deploy unexpectedly, could startle the rider and cause them to loose control. Hence I too think the lanyard makes more sense. Another thought: Actually there'd be a plus side if these became mandatory: Now they're $900, probably because it's such a small market there's not much economy of scale, not a lot of competition, and so on. If they were mandatory, there'd be a lot more demand, and a lot more incentive to make them cheap. More like helmets, mandatory at least in some places and there's tons of good options on the market at reasonable prices.
Richard Tickler
Richard Tickler Prieš dieną
airbags with subscribtion models sounds like something thats illegal but here we are
Suren Astvatsaturian
Suren Astvatsaturian Prieš dieną
it was funny maybe i will get one
MarkDSM-5 Prieš 2 dienas
"but they like the risks"... Fine like your risks. But by choices you make you take what could be a simple fender bender into a life and death situation. You should be partially responsible for any accident you get into but they won't...
Becca S
Becca S Prieš 2 dienas
i use these for riding my horse!😂😂
Alexander Joseph
Alexander Joseph Prieš 2 dienas
Nobody uses them because nobody can afford them
Serg Fillipenko
Serg Fillipenko Prieš 2 dienas
what about hit-air?
Sunnie Winter
Sunnie Winter Prieš 3 dienas
Damn this dude can sell me a used toothpick wtf haha 😂😂
Pee Dee
Pee Dee Prieš 3 dienas
You are such a cynical bastard, Ryan.
John Denaci
John Denaci Prieš 3 dienas
Does anyone have experience with the Chinese knock offs, which are less than 200 dollars?
Mike Smith
Mike Smith Prieš 3 dienas
I want one. 😂
toltod Prieš 3 dienas
Nice video! Make an easy simple non-subscription electronic Turtle airbag...that would be ideal. No way I'm using a tether doing any offorad adventure riding. Great breakdown of these exotic safety vests. Cheers!
Plum Duff
Plum Duff Prieš 3 dienas
Brilliant film thanks
Craig Levy
Craig Levy Prieš 4 dienas
I'm now shopping for this technology and loved the perspective. I disagree with the pricing comments on the Klim, as it allows someone to get into the tech for less out of pocket, and pay as they ride. (or stop paying if the technology changes in a year or two) Heck, I pay $13/month for iPhone insurance. $10/month to help protect my body seems like a no-brainer.
Disart projec
Disart projec Prieš 4 dienas
SOOO DOPE thank you for the video
Duncan Trice
Duncan Trice Prieš 4 dienas
As someone about to learn how to ride a moped or more this is incredibly useful for me.
Graham Prieš 4 dienas
Is this guy 14, or 41?
MrDefining Prieš 5 dienų
I need this incase I fall off the couch
Derek Morton
Derek Morton Prieš 5 dienų
Hybrid Prince.
Hybrid Prince. Prieš 6 dienų
How great would it be if we have (pause ) 👌 better tech in the future
Divergent Droid
Divergent Droid Prieš 6 dienų
Interestingly enough in my state it is required to sell all new cars with airbags however it is not illegal to drive without an airbag nor is it required to replace a deployed airbag with a functioning one.
fishmissile Prieš 6 dienų
Good if you go over a bridge into a river. Thats what life jackets are for.
Gale Hess
Gale Hess Prieš 6 dienų
even if it went off after the initial bump, there could be a lot of impacts until you are stopped... good to have anyway
Gabriel Salles
Gabriel Salles Prieš 6 dienų
Param Jani
Param Jani Prieš 7 dienų
when you feel the whole video was an affiliate marketing pitch
Des Moore
Des Moore Prieš 7 dienų
Helite Turtle is €638.99 the XGP V8 at €209.99 looks a bargain
Aadil Sarfani
Aadil Sarfani Prieš 7 dienų
What are people's thoughts on Hit-Air?
265 Prieš 7 dienų
I like the Helite and know a couple of people who use them but in my one crash on the road, front end tucked and me and the bike hit the ground together so Helite wouldn’t have inflated.
3BM42 APFSDS 'Mango'
3BM42 APFSDS 'Mango' Prieš 7 dienų
Is this a 9 minute AD for the Helite airbag?
J V Prieš 7 dienų
"kilounit" What?
Cole Shortridge
Cole Shortridge Prieš 8 dienų
What motorcycle jacket are you wearing shown during the gulf club demonstration part?
M W Prieš 8 dienų
They don't even require helmets in my state.
SJK Prieš 9 dienų
Used one of these for about 3 years now. Saved my bacon in an accident late '18. Worth EVERY penny I paid for it. The cost price can seem expensive but for what it it ?
Vincent Strgar
Vincent Strgar Prieš 9 dienų
Ryan: thanks for your videos. I think you misinterpreted the CE Airbag rating for the Dainese product. The back protection of their product meets or exceeds CE Level 1for airbags which means the transmitted force is < 4.5 kN ; not 'only good up to' 4.5 kN as you state. Cheers.
Große Kanne
Große Kanne Prieš 9 dienų
Weird to inquire a comment section about it, but can anyone say something to how the helite turtle 2.0 compares to the held air vest 2? I cant find anything online
cinnreds18 Prieš 10 dienų
I don’t much care for tethered airbags. You’ll find the most common motorcycle accident “the low side slide” they will sometimes be ineffective because you and your bike slide at the same speed and if your leg gets trapped the same direction. No 60lb tension on your tether = no deployment. I’ll take the electronic bag, Klim to be exact. I know boo subscription! as long as you remember to pay your bills it seems like the best option.
Tomek Tomek
Tomek Tomek Prieš 10 dienų
Thanks a lot for the only useful and reasonable comment upon the thema!
Pinky’s number 1# fan
Pinky’s number 1# fan Prieš 11 dienų
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michael smith
michael smith Prieš 12 dienų
You know what Drives Motorcycle Safety Laws in the U.S.?... Insurance Company’s! If you Die in a Moto Wreck, the Insurance Company’s Forges your Medical Bills... Yeah, you might be dead... But the Lizard saves money! I should add: The case is reversed in Automobile Accident, you are less likely to end up in the hospital if you are wearing a seatbelt...
lil Fuca
lil Fuca Prieš 12 dienų
Is this an add or what ? 😶
Jordan stalheim
Jordan stalheim Prieš 12 dienų
Do the pan America
Buggs Prieš 12 dienų
Anish looked very happy brandishing that golf club.
hertzlcw Prieš 12 dienų
Why no mention of the Hit-Air VHR vest? Which inflates faster around the neck - the VHR or the Turtle? What is the total time in milliseconds (tether activation + inflation lag) vs an electronic system like Alpinestars or Klim? RyanF9 I’d appreciate a bit more intellectual rigor from you. It’s what I’m used to. FWIW, you talk about this like someone who either doesn’t use an air-bag vest or doesn’t think those milliseconds will matter if one broadsides a van. Go with the worst case scenario and tell me which one is the most effective.
Chiara Acerbis
Chiara Acerbis Prieš 14 dienų
There Is a reason the biggest names (Dainese, alpinestar) have developed and sold Just Electronichal airbags, because they are more efficient. For example: The Dainese one can predict an inpact even when the moto Is not in motion, handy when stopping at an intersection and a car hits you from behind. The internal bag Is made of a particolar texture, microfilaments that ensures high shock absorption capacity more than a classical inflatable bag! More so over the algoritm uses its sensors to monitor and process data 1,000 times a second, way faster than the time that takes the elastic cord to complete the full extension and "pull of" the bike (and what if It doesn't "pull off"?!). So you must really know the articles you are reviewing especially before doing a video of protective equipment. Guys Just go to the dealers, from alpinestar from Dainese or others, they are not trying to steal your Money! The Sellers (of course their job Is to sell things) are prepared to give you full detailed informations, happy to help you even if you are Just there for FAQs. Thank you and Sorry for my english.
MotoGoat Prieš 14 dienų
Wow, you really think that rider airbag vests will become compulsory?? ... Nope, wont happen .... helmets aren't even compulsory in parts of the USA let alone any regulations on ANY other riding gear .... You're dreaming mate
no one
no one Prieš 15 dienų
1:04 let me guess? Japan
kbishop94 Prieš 15 dienų
lol at the 3-wheeler in its natural position
Jay Wolf
Jay Wolf Prieš 15 dienų
I would seriously consider this as a nice safety addition if it weren't in the $6-$700 range for a basic Helite vest. Seems overpriced for what it is. Once it gets in the 2-$300 range, I think it will pick up some traction.
A Child of God
A Child of God Prieš 16 dienų
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ogEvanAlmighty Prieš 16 dienų
Great video!
Glenn Taylor
Glenn Taylor Prieš 16 dienų
How many extra bounces do they guarantee.
Jasper Silus
Jasper Silus Prieš 16 dienų
UK motorcycle cops all use the Helite airvests!
doobie Prieš 16 dienų
I have a huge problem with being tethered to my bike. Id rather just deploy it like a parachute. It sounds stupid because then you're relying on your shitty brain for a good reaction time, but you can train yourself to make pulling it a natural instinct. You could also move the deploy string to a more convenient spot for this purpose
Atheist On The Road
Atheist On The Road Prieš 16 dienų
Am I the only person who doesn't have any idea what the hell Jorge Lorenzo said?
troy Prieš 17 dienų
awesome for a weekend track rider, if it saves a few cracked ribs and u can still go to work monday and provide for your family then its done its job
bob burn
bob burn Prieš 17 dienų
who you callin fat skinny boi
Victory Villain
Victory Villain Prieš 17 dienų
"Zero to Dana White" lmfao
Vasco Lima
Vasco Lima Prieš 17 dienų
Wow, that was actually very informative, specially because I had no idea they were this "cheap". Thanks a lot 👍
senorboardhead Prieš 18 dienų
Makes perfect sense - for sissies ! Kidding, cool product.
Reaper Grim
Reaper Grim Prieš 18 dienų
??? Lotsa comments saying they will nvr wear one why?? So weird I'd wear one only on ling trips that wear it should be in your heads ok long trip on the highway (long trip being a 3+ hour trip) also m sure there someone out there who figured out how to reload there airbags them themselves but cant say anything in fear of being sued or something lol
Jacob Pottol
Jacob Pottol Prieš 18 dienų
My dad used one until he sold his bike like a year ago since he lost his job. The good one too.
Yusuf Dawood
Yusuf Dawood Prieš 18 dienų
My dad passed in motorcycle accident and I love riding still. Yes we all love the freedom but 30 years ago was a different time for safety. If you had a helmet that was fair play for destiny but today this makes me happy. It's not freedom if you don't want to die and just enjoy a ride yet that stops a lot of riders who have had traumatic experiences. Definitely a good investment and sound advice. Always a huge fan of this channel. Keep it up
Ayush Singh
Ayush Singh Prieš 18 dienų
Thanx Joffrey
The grey bear
The grey bear Prieš 18 dienų
For the 1. time, I don't agree with you. Maybe the video is to old? I have an in&motion. You should try it! Keep safe outthere! :-)
Jeffrey Ball
Jeffrey Ball Prieš 18 dienų
Just bought an Alpinestars airbag vest, absolutely love it. Won't leave the house without it.
M. Sund
M. Sund Prieš 18 dienų
Wow 99/100 bikers Will know he is right. But still not buy one :b
Matt Varone
Matt Varone Prieš 18 dienų
I've got a helite, had it for a few years and never leave home without it. It's going to be one of those things that when people in the future will look back and think... Dumasses
Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan Prieš 19 dienų
Because they do nothing for you
Madness Gaming
Madness Gaming Prieš 19 dienų
This guy body language make this topic interesting.
Edward Hanna
Edward Hanna Prieš 19 dienų
Ooh dat crash 4:30. Header omg
Shock Toast
Shock Toast Prieš 19 dienų
His face looks stupid 🤪
Texas Beaver
Texas Beaver Prieš 19 dienų
Thought you knew the backpack kid? Well this is him now: Feel old yet?
impact0r Prieš 19 dienų
Your comment is unintelligible
sebastien charette
sebastien charette Prieš 20 dienų
I actually saw one today.. and I had to do my own research to know what it was.
Armin Krauss
Armin Krauss Prieš 20 dienų
Hey @FortNine do you wear this under or over a cycling jacket? My instinct says under, but then it is available in high viz and that seems to suggest over the other gear.
happy moonshadow
happy moonshadow Prieš 20 dienų
This is the dumbest thing ever.
lobuxracer Prieš 21 dieną
What hogwash. Automobile airbags kill more than they save. Not hard to figure, adding energy to an incident usually results in MORE injury not less. But hey, Joan Claybrook can't be wrong about eliminating seat belts because airbags are so effective. Still in 2021, all cars have seatbelts, and why? Because airbags can't replace what seatbelts do in cars. Ever. I've bailed from motorcycles too many times to count, and 6 times over 100 mph, on and off track. Would a puffy pillow have saved me from certain death? I don't know. I'm still here without the benefit of self-inflating protection technologies, and all four limbs still work just fine.
lobuxracer Prieš 20 dienų
@Mac Thompson Between Mary Myer and Tremika Finney's statistical analysis and Takata's disaster, I'd rather not have the airbags at all. I agree crumple zones and seatbelts are de rigeur. But any safety expert will tell you adding energy to an already bad situation isn't a good idea. Add to this blindness, both temporary and permanent as a result of the explosives, and it's pretty simple to see I'm no fan of airbags. The arrogance of Joan Claybrook didn't help, but seeing my ex's face after hitting at wall and getting punched by Mike Tyson when the seatbelt held her in place just as it should have made me forever despise these infernal objects and the fools who implemented them. Had we spent the billions of dollars we've squandered on airbags over the years to purchase defibrillators and deploy them, we'd have saved far more lives than any claim made for airbags.
Mac Thompson
Mac Thompson Prieš 20 dienų
I cant read your comment you aren't allowed to post links on youtube. (be careful with that, I didn't know that and they deleted my account of ten years. I wasn't spamming or anything, just posting links to stuff that was relevant to the discussion at hand with someone. Like hat you just did. But that is not allowed unless you have been given permission by the channel holder directly to post links. And apparently your strikes add up and they don;t tell you)
Mac Thompson
Mac Thompson Prieš 20 dienų
"The idea that airbags kill more people than they save is a myth; fatalities from modern airbags are exceptionally rare. Some of the older airbags (primarily 1997 and earlier) can be dangerous even to adults, but they’re still far more likely to save your life than take it. If you’re very short and/or frail, you may be better off with no airbag than an ’90s airbag, but you’re still far better off with a modern airbag than no airbag" Crumple zones, seatbelts, and airbags do save lives. Cars are very dangerous and the forces that get exerted on the body when you crash your cage are very extreme. That being said. I don't own a vehicle with any of those things lol. that helite turtle would eff me up id always forget to untether it i just know I would lol.
Shaun Simon
Shaun Simon Prieš 21 dieną
Ok, thanks for this vid, I've now gone and bought one, delivered tomorrow👍
hemanth srivathsav
hemanth srivathsav Prieš 21 dieną
0 to dana white 😂😂
Troy Jaeger
Troy Jaeger Prieš 21 dieną
Hey Brother got say I have watched you over the years and I am a Fan! I have a diploma in aerodynamic/Mechanical engineering (and Part German🤔😂) and I am spring loaded to call bullshit(it’s in my nature) oh and am Old........but 9 times out of 10 I agree with you,,,tell Fortnine they need to pay you more... just bought this vest and THANK YOU! If we Ever we cross paths Beers are on me... TJ!...was that to much?
MrSquiggle Prieš 22 dienas
so if you crash and stay tethered to bike? +1 for electronic
WK2HD Prieš 22 dienas
I will take your advice. On my 250 dual sport. I can charge anything I use. Very simple. Even charge my battery by solar. Simple plug-in on my handle bar. I ziptied it to it. It has an on and off switch. An volt meter. An cigarette lighter or the adapter plug spot. Two USB plug-ins. To charge the battery by solar. An 20 watt solar panel that has different adapters. I just turn the on switch on. See how many volts my battery has. Then if need charged. Plug in the solar panel into the cigarette lighter spot. Put the panel into the sun. Let it charge. Cellphone. Put it, into the holder. Plug the charging cord in. Start the bike. Turn the plug-in on. As I ride. My cellphone stays charged. Simple. One ground wire. Two zip ties. An positive wire to the battery with an fuse. Amazing tool. Even for GoPros that are on the bike. Simple airpump. Many different uses. A lot, life saving. Thanks on the airbags for bikers. I have never even thought about it after all of these decades.
Beau Bozza
Beau Bozza Prieš 22 dienas
That Helite barely has any shoulder protection... The Alpinestar Tech Air looks much better, and it's really not that hard to remember to charge something. Plus, remembering to hook on the tethered system is just as hard as remembering to charge something...
Séa Dubhlánaig
Séa Dubhlánaig Prieš 22 dienas
Great presentation Ryan & Fortnine. A wise person cant argue with sense. Much appreciated.
Mikael Prieš 22 dienas
Two issues with the CO2 charged vests: 1. They're slower than pyrotechnical stuff(Milliseconds counts in crashes). 2. They don't work well when it's chilly outside.
Jordyn Young
Jordyn Young Prieš 22 dienas
Still not sure why the electronic airbags don't have a tether backup. That way if its charged you can use the electronic bit but if you forget you still have a way to use it
mandy dandy
mandy dandy Prieš 23 dienas
Cars, trucks vans crash in the side of you breaking your legs & arms or wrist amazes me 80% of riders wear black leathers you need to be seen & you can buy armour leathers for your back
Гудзь Роман
Гудзь Роман Prieš 23 dienas
IMHO the best one is MAB V3.0
Jean's Survival
Jean's Survival Prieš 23 dienas
Actually in France most professional bike riders wear them police and Ems mostly!
Marius Adrian
Marius Adrian Prieš 23 dienas
I really don't understand the whole subscription thing. I would have understood if the vest would have been cheap(er), but you pay premium for the vest, then a lot more for the subscription. Why would you do that?
Anthony Pilkjaer
Anthony Pilkjaer Prieš 24 dienas
Good video on a very relevant question. @FortNine Have you tried Hit Air RS 1 vest? I is tethered on the back which enables you to move around on the bike, has no electronics and easy/cheap to reset. It offers less protection than Helite but it has considerably less bulk which in my opinion the main reason why people don't use airbag vests to begin with.
zimcarbone Prieš 24 dienas
Great Video
EfeJota Prieš 24 dienas
do a review of Helite vs. Hit Air!
NubiVlog Prieš 24 dienas
What about Held Clip in Air vest, the one that goes inside? How do you find it compared to Helite?
MattheLord Prieš 24 dienas
Probably cuz its new technology
Michigan Skinny
Michigan Skinny Prieš 24 dienas
The freedom? The risk? No, people won't use them because it's 700-1000 per. If it was required to be sold in the purchase price of every new bike, you'd see a lot more of them.
Enrique Rumbo
Enrique Rumbo Prieš 24 dienas
Awesome video as usual. Could you "Fortnine Lab test" AliExpress airbag vests? If they work well, costing 80$... Why spend +400€? Thanks!
Ottawa Wheeler euc
Ottawa Wheeler euc Prieš 25 dienų
very informative and funny at the same time😂
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