The history and development of the first motorcycle airbag, in the words of a legend
By DemoneRosso | 10 February 2021 | 1 min
Nico Cereghini is a former Italian rider and journalist who has always been committed to motorcycle safety. A familiar face on Italian TV, as race commentator and motorcycle test rider he led his own campaign to raise awareness amongst riders regarding protection and safety on the road. Nico is best known by fans young and old for his famous motto: “wear your helmet securely fastened on your head, switch your lights on even in daylight, and always ride safely!”
Nico Cereghini, rider and journalist icon of the motorcycle world, tells the story of the evolution of D-air®, the Dainese airbag. D-air® is the first electronic airbag designed and developed for motorcycling. Since 2007, the year of its world championship debut, D-air® has been gradually enhanced and worn in races by some of the world’s top riders, including Valentino Rossi. A few years later, D-air® was also developed for road use, with the aim of providing all riders with optimal safety.