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NEW Alpinestars 2016 Motocross/ Off-Road Collection

Some new motocross and off-road gear from Alpinestars.

Bionic Pro Jacket (suggested retail price – $239.95 USD)

Premium materials combined with innovative design on the Bionic Pro Jacket make for a protection garment that is light, ergonomically engineered and extremely durable.  Designed for rugged off-road outings, the Bionic Pro is constructed from a breathable stretch mesh that offers high levels of ventilation while keeping the protection close to the riders body.

 

Racer Braap Gloves  (suggested retail price – $29.95 ea. USD)

Alpinestars Racer Braap Gloves packs a range of innovative features, such as a single-piece upper and synthetic suede reinforcements into its revolutionary chassis for a durable performer providing a highly personalized fit – for each and every moto.



Orbit Backpack   (suggested retail price – $199.95 ea. USD)

The orbit is an extremely versatile backpack with large capacity storage options that is designed to withstand the toughest touring and riding conditions. Incorporating new innovations such as the advanced load carrying system, which evenly distributes weight across the back, or the free-moving anatomical shoulder straps, the Orbit backpack features a waterproof chassis and a versatile roll-top closure system.


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New AlpineStars Gear

Alpinestars Spring Spring 2016 Technical Road Collection: Product Highlights, March 10 2016



A versatile warm weather touring jacket that incorporates extensive mesh panels for cooling airflow, the Santa Fe Air features an innovative main construction that comes with an interchangeable DRYSTAR® waterproof liner plus an additional thermal jacket. With CE certified protection offering class-leading safety and the ability to upgrade with Alpinestars innovative and exclusively engineered Nucleon protectors, the Santa Fe can be used in conjunction with a range of Alpinestars textile pants to give a formidable touring ensemble.

CONSTRUCTION COLORWAYS

 Innovative poly-fabric shell construction incorporating extensive mesh panels on chest, back and sleeves for internal cooling airflow.
 Fixed full mesh lining improves garment’s all-round breathability and cooling performance.
 Removable and interchangeable DRYSTAR® liner jacket for guaranteed waterproofing and breathability.
 Removable and interchangeable full thermal liner jacket offers excellent scope for riding colder climates.

PROTECTION AND COMFORT

 Class-leading impact protection provided by removable CE-certified Bio-Air elbow and shoulder protectors. Bio-Air protection inserts are perforated to improve garment’s ventilation properties.
 Chest and back pad compartments with poly-foam padding (CE-certified Nucleon protection available as accessory upgrade).
 Pre-contoured sleeves with stretch panels on elbows for improved riding performance.
 Zippered rear compartment pocket for addition of water hydration pack and hose.
 Safe and convenient storage options with highly water-resistant front cargo-style pockets and large, Velcro®-closing rear utility pocket.
 Interior waterproof compartment keeps documents and belongings safe and dry.
 D-ring waist adjustment belt offers personalized fit and helps keep jacket and protection close to the body for improved performance.
 3D mesh and textile collar for excellent levels of breathability and comfort.
 Excellent garment fit offered via D-ring sleeve volume-control system to keep jacket and protection close to the body.
 Optimized for use with range of textile touring pants with internal waist connection zipper.
 Premium YKK zipper with double sliders for main front closure offer durability and adaptable and secure convenience.
 Integrated reflective graphic details and logos improve rider visibility in varying light conditions.
 Available in sizes: S-4XL. Recommended retail price: $339.95. USD



A durable and extremely comfortable touring boot, the Roam 2 features a new ergonomic foot shaping structure for more control on the bike’s controls and strategically positioned perforation zones for guaranteed breathability. The Roam 2 Air Boot also incorporates class-leading protective features and a Velcro® closure system for a secure and personalized fit.

ROAM 2 AIR BOOT KEY FEATURES:

 Technical synthetic material main upper construction, incorporating a durable perforated microfiber/mesh front accordion flex zone with an extended flex area on the rear for improved Achilles-calf coverage.
 Lining around the ankle and toe box constructed from 3D mesh for additional breathability.
 New boot shaping gives greater comfort and incorporates ergonomic toe box construction for improved compatibility with bike’s controls. Internal heel counter and toe box give boot enhanced structural integrity.
 100 per cent waterproof membrane layered between upper and lining for proven performance in difficult weather conditions.
 Three adjustable Velcro straps ensure secure closure and highly personalized fit. Straps feature TPR pull tabs for ease of closure and durability.
 Internal toe box and heel counter protection is layered under the upper for durability, improved feel and performance.
 Highly comfortable and durable technical textile collar lining.
 Dual density ankle protectors are backed with foam inner padding for protection and padding on both sides.
 Contoured, high modulus midsole follows shape of foot and incorporates a structured shank reinforcement.
 Alpinestars’ exclusive vulcanized compound sole with unique side wrapping design.
 Innovative weight-saving laminated technology utilized on shin plate for weight-saving and additional protection against impacts.
 Comfort padding envelopes ankle area for fit and comfort
 Removable anatomic foot-bed features EVA foam and textile for support and comfort.
 Rear reflective insert for improved visibility.
 The Roam 2 Air Boot is CE certified.
 Available in sizes 36 – 48 EUR, recommended retail price $169.99 USD




With its low-cut design and front and rear accordion flex zones providing excellent levels of movement, the Stella Valencia offers comfort and fit, while its waterproof membrane provides guaranteed wet weather performance. With an instep buckle closure and wide aperture entry system this boot is built for convenience, while its range of protective features means it provides high levels of safety and protection.


CONSTRUCTION

 Developed and designed for a woman’s performance fit, ensuring comfort and specific fit for long or short tour riding.
 Multi-panel, low-cut main chassis with full grain leather and suede inserts for excellent levels of comfort and durability.
 Front and rear accordion zones constructed with microfiber for superior comfort and flexibility, control and support.
 Convenient wide entry system with large Velcro® secured shin flap, backed by a weather proofing gusset offering easy entry and precise fit.
 100 per cent waterproof membrane lining for proven performance in wet weather conditions.
 Alpinestars’ new anatomical foam backed dual-density TPU ankle disk protection on medial and lateral side.
 Instep buckle system with Velcro® provides quick, secure and personalized closure.
 Newly developed lightweight rubber sole with textured grip for excellent anti-slip performance and stability on and off the bike.
 PU midsole for comfort and integrated steel shank for enhanced sole rigidity.
 High modulus midsole follows shape of foot and incorporates structured metal shank reinforcement.
 Specially designed removable anatomic EVA footbed and Lycra® lining on top for comfort and moisture-wicking.
 The Stella Valencia Waterproof is CE certified to Cat 2 CE Certified to 89/686/ECC EU Directive.
 Available in sizes 36-43. Recommended retail price: $179.95. USD


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Marquez Battles for Assen Podium

Marc Marquez got back to podium-winning ways at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen, coming in second behind Valentino Rossi after a monumental battle which reached its crescendo on the last corner of the last lap. Jorge Lorenzo produced a steady performance to come home untroubled in third and consolidates his second place position in the 2015 title standings.

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Oscar by Alpinestars Comissions Ornamental Conifer for Mega Art Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of the 2015 Oscar by Alpinestars line, Alpinestars has tapped the typographical wizardry of brush master Ornamental Conifer. The colorful ambassador and communicator of motorcycle culture was commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind, hand painted jacket, a hand painted poster and a print edition of two hundred pieces, all of which will be offered in a substantial giveaway.
Renowned for his subversive whimsy and moto-inspired wit, Ornamental Conifer conjured the tongue in cheek yet poignant : “FREEDOM EARNED FROM THROTTLES TURNED” phrase which he’s emblazoned across the back of a brand new Oscar Monty jacket as well as a 18" x 24" painting. Additionally, a series of two hundred 18" x 24 "signed silkscreened prints have been created all of which will be available through a drawingJune 11th – 26th. One lucky winner will take home the jacket, one will be hanging an original Ornamental Conifer on their wall and 200 will be the proud owners of a limited edition, signed print.
 
 
“I’ve always been a fan of the Alpinestars brand. They have such a rich heritage, it’s great to see it being celebrated with the new Oscar line. I’m stoked that I get to be involved!” said the artist of his participation.
As an additional component of the Ornamental Conifer-ized launch of Oscar, Alpinestars also created a short video glimpse into the life and process of the artist. Shot in and around his Venice, CA studio, the four minute video gives insight into a typical day of hard work and hard leisure.
The complete Oscar line is available now, debuting with 4 jacket styles, 1 denim offering and a selection of rugged gloves and boots. Merging a history of innovation and Italian craftsmanship, the Oscar by Alpinestars line exists as a fusion of classic styles and silhouettes, punctuated by technical features and modern processes. Much in the vein of the original Oscar by Alpinestars branded product of the 1970’s, an equal balance of form and function will be meticulously maintained, creating unique, premium garments, guided by the timeless rebel-style essence of motorcycle racing.
To see the complete Oscar line, view the look book and watch the inspiration film, visit:
To enter to win one of the 202 Ornamental Conifer for Oscar pieces, visit:
 

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Oscar by Alpinestars Comissions Ornamental Conifer for Mega Art Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of the 2015 Oscar by Alpinestars line, Alpinestars has tapped the typographical wizardry of brush master Ornamental Conifer. The colorful ambassador and communicator of motorcycle culture was commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind, hand painted jacket, a hand painted poster and a print edition of two hundred pieces, all of which will be offered in a substantial giveaway. 
Renowned for his subversive whimsy and moto-inspired wit, Ornamental Conifer conjured the tongue in cheek yet poignant : “FREEDOM EARNED FROM THROTTLES TURNED” phrase which he’s emblazoned across the back of a brand new Oscar Monty jacket as well as a 18" x 24" painting. Additionally, a series of two hundred 18" x 24 "signed silkscreened prints have been created all of which will be available through a drawingJune 11th – 26th. One lucky winner will take home the jacket, one will be hanging an original Ornamental Conifer on their wall and 200 will be the proud owners of a limited edition, signed print.
“I’ve always been a fan of the Alpinestars brand. They have such a rich heritage, it’s great to see it being celebrated with the new Oscar line. I’m stoked that I get to be involved!” said the artist of his participation.
As an additional component of the Ornamental Conifer-ized launch of Oscar, Alpinestars also created a short video glimpse into the life and process of the artist. Shot in and around his Venice, CA studio, the four minute video gives insight into a typical day of hard work and hard leisure.
The complete Oscar line is available now, debuting with 4 jacket styles, 1 denim offering and a selection of rugged gloves and boots. Merging a history of innovation and Italian craftsmanship, the Oscar by Alpinestars line exists as a fusion of classic styles and silhouettes, punctuated by technical features and modern processes. Much in the vein of the original Oscar by Alpinestars branded product of the 1970’s, an equal balance of form and function will be meticulously maintained, creating unique, premium garments, guided by the timeless rebel-style essence of motorcycle racing.
To see the complete Oscar line, view the look book and watch the inspiration film, visit:
To enter to win one of the 202 Ornamental Conifer for Oscar pieces, visit:

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Dominant Lorenzo Reigns in Spain

Jorge Lorenzo made it four wins out of four in Sunday's MotoGP race in Barcelona, powering to victory ahead of team-mate Valentino Rossi and Honda's Dani Pedrosa. Jorge has now reduced the gap on the premier class championship leader Rossi to just one point as the MotoGP entourage heads to Assen.

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Lorenzo Takes French GP

Jorge Lorenzo followed up his win in Jerez with a sublime performance at the French MotoGP in Le Mans, going into the lead in the second corner then putting the hammer down to win by more than three seconds over second-placed Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso.

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Blistering Jerez Weekend for Jorge

BLISTERING JEREZ WEEKEND FOR JORGE
Jorge Lorenzo got off to an amazing start at the MotoGP of Spain in Jerez, topping off some electrifying form -which included a record pole position time on Saturday - with a start-to-finish win ahead of Marc Marquez and team-mate Valentino Rossi. Jorge’s classy, dominant performance means he moves up to third in the championship. Jorge, who celebrates his 28th birthday today, is back at Jerez for post-race testing.


KENT WINS MOTO3 TO ENTER RECORD BOOKS

Danny Kent made a last-minute pounce on Fabio Quartararo on the home straight to win for the third time this season, as the Moto3 race at Jerez went down to the wire. Danny maintains his lead in the Moto3 championship with 91 points, and makes history by becoming the first British rider in any class to win three in a row since Barry Sheene in 1977. In Moto2, Jonas Folger dominated after he passed early race leader Tito Rabat, to win out by almost two seconds.

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BMW Motorrad Riding Jacket to incorporate Alpinestars Airbag Technology

BMW Motorrad announce excluside cooperation to incorporate Alpinestars airbag technology in BMW Motorrad riding jackets to maximize rider safety. BMW have not set a date for release of the technology into the US market but here's the news we have:

BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars announce that they are starting an exclusive cooperation in innovative motorcycle safety clothing systems. The first product to be launched under this cooperation will be a BMW Motorrad jacket jointly developed by BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars, combined with an airbag waistcoat developed using Alpinestars technology. The new BMW Motorrad jacket, being branded by both makers, will be available in both male and female versions and the public presentation of this newly developed airbag jacket will be held later this year.

The airbag waistcoat is based on Alpinestars’ Tech-Air™ airbag system, the world’s first self-contained street airbag system that independently functions without the need for sensors to be installed on the bike and the subsequent need to link a specific motorcycle to the airbag system used by the rider.

This means that the airbag waistcoat offers the freedom to ride any bike on any surface at any time and can be used with any type of BMW Motorrad motorcycle or scooter, allowing the rider to easily switch between bikes without reconfiguring or reinitializing the bike-to-rider set-up.

Therefore, the system is immediately ready for use and no time is wasted in setting up electronic pairing between rider and/or passenger and motorcycle. This BMW Motorrad/Alpinestars jacket and airbag waistcoat offers comprehensive upper body protection including shoulders, back and frontal torso. By incorporating its sensors close to the rider’s body the airbag system activates without the need for a triggering wireless signal to be sent from the bike.

BMW Motorrad is the only motorcycle manufacturer to have developed the complete range of rider equipment ever since the 1970s - from motorcycle helmets to rider suits, boots and gloves. In doing so, high priority is attached to maximum comfort for the rider and passenger as well as minimizing the potential consequences of accidents.

BMW Motorrad has always regarded motorcycling and safety as being inseparably linked and anchored in the "Safety 360°" principle. "Safety 360°" breaks down the overall concept of safe motorcycling into three facets: safety technology in the vehicle, safety deriving from rider equipment and safety through rider training Alpinestars has been innovating motorcycle riding technology for rider protection, performance and comfort for over 50 years. The Tech-Air™ airbag system, which forms the basis of their active safety cooperation with BMW Motorrad, is the result of Alpinestars’ intensive research and development which commenced in 2001.

For decades, both companies have maintained a leading role in active and passive motorcycling safety. This new cooperation, between BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars, is now extending their position further through this joint development agreement.

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Alpinestars Oscar Collection heading to Canada too

The Oscar Collection will available in U.S markets (Canada too!) in March 2015.

Alpinestars launches the unique Oscar Collection for men and women riders. Inspired from Alpinestars five decades of archives and reinvented for today’s style-conscious motorbike enthusiasts, products in the Oscar collection perfectly fuse innovation and craftsmanship, form and function, allowing riders to fully experience true freedom of the road. The Alpinestars legacy continues …



Follow this link http://alpinestarsinc.com/2015_oscar_collection/ to experience the Oscar Collection.

A couple of samples from the classically styled lineup:


 OSCAR MONTY BOOT 

Harking back to the golden, dusty days of the Suzuki RM 370 and the Metisse Desert Racer, the Oscar Monty Boot fuses retro styling with modern materials and the latest in protective technologies. Hand-finished, these CE certified boots are steeped in Alpinestars’ Italian craftsmanship heritage and incorporate a range of the latest developments in comfort and performance features.

 Main upper material made with supple full grain leather with vintage-effect styling and hand detailing.
 Rear collar flexion insert offers support and comfortable for the Achilles tendon.
 Gusseted tongue to keep out wind, water and grime, plus convenient heel pull-tab.
 Moccasin toe incorporates internal padding and is patterned to give excellent grip on the bike’s controls.
 Traditional, vintage style metal eyelet lacing system for convenience and secure closure.
 3D mesh lining for high levels of breathability with anti-sliding suede in heel.
 Alpinestars’ new anatomical backed dual-density TPU ankle disk protection.
 Shift pad and collar soft padding for comfort and flexibility.
 Toe box and heel counter provide internal reinforcement to give structured support and impact resistance.
 Replaceable, anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top for comfort and convenience.
 Alpinestars’ exclusive oil-resistant rubber compound sole with new grip pattern design.
 The Monty shoe is CE certified to CE Standards (CE 89/686/EEC – CAT 2)
 Available in international sizes 46-60.
 Suggested retail price: $259.95. 


 OSCAR RAY CANVAS JACKET 


A heavy waxed cotton chassis gives the Ray Canvas Jacket both its unique heritage styling and its durability. Incorporating the latest generation of CE certified protection, plus the ability to add an Alpinestars back protector as upgrade, this jacket offers safety and style, giving the rider a vintage look that will never lose its ‘cool’ cache.

CONSTRUCTION

 Heavy waxed canvas cotton and nylon main shell is water-repellent and durable; all seams are triple stitched.
 Removable, class-leading CE certified shoulder and elbow protectors for impact protection.
 Interior back protector pocket allows for accessory upgrade of back protector insert to ramp jacket’s protective capabilities.
 Interior and exterior compartment pockets incorporate zippers and button-snaps for safe closure.
 Unique OSCAR-style detailing, trims, snaps and rivets complete vintage look.
 Available in international sizes S-3XL. Suggested retail price: $259.95.



  

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Alpinestars 2015 Motorcycle Spring Collection

Alpinestars launches its 2015 Motorcycle Spring Collection, featuring the introduction of innovative men’s and women’s products that further asserts its reputation as the world’s premier performance motorsport apparel company.

The 2015 Motorcycle Spring Collection sees the introduction of over 50 new products incorporating premium materials and innovative construction methods that strengthen and exemplify Alpinestars’ ongoing dedication to the core principles of safety, comfort and performance.

The highlights within the collection include the introduction of class-leading products such as the Challenger Leather Suit, in both one and two-piece options, a new line of distinctive and highly breathable textile jackets and the new range line of innovative and anatomically profiled Nucleon back protectors.

The 2015 Motorcycle Spring Collection also sees the introduction of innovative footwear technologies, developed within Alpinestars Performance Footwear Department. Among the key launches this season; the new Supertech R boot, the Stella SMX6 Waterproof boot and the Oscar Collection Monty boot.

The footwear models feature the latest generation internal and external protective systems, premium materials to ensure the highest levels of durability and comfort possible and new models which strengthen Alpinestars extensive range of weather protection footwear.


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Alpinestars Presents: The Limited Edition Trey Canard Tech 10

As the benchmark motocross boot, the TECH 10 features innovations that make it the most technically advanced motocross boot ever. Relentlessly evolved and developed from a technology concept that Alpinestars first pioneered in motocross and off-road riding in the early 1980s, the TECH 10 is uncompromising in its high performance, comfort and durability. From the anatomical profiling with front and rear sliding blades to the all-new closure system with light and durable buckles, every component of this boot is designed to offer lightweight performance for each and every ride. Now available in his own distinctive and unique colorways, the Trey Canard Limited Edition TECH 10 offers the essential attributes for success – style and performance.


TREY CANARD TECH 10 KEY FEATURES

·  The one-piece co-injected foot chassis incorporates five different polymer compounds in a single lightweight piece to offer strength while maintaining flexibility and structural integrity.
·  Innovative, lightweight upper combines full-grain leather with advanced microfiber together with an impact and abrasion resistant TPU shell. Upper incorporates Trey Canard’s unique and distinctive colorway signature.
·  Frontal protection features a dual closure system with an internal microfiber flap, plus Velcro® for a precise fit closure attached securely with a micro-adjustable, easy to operate, lightweight buckle. Shin incorporates a unique TPU blade system engineered to prevent frontal hyperextension and offer greater flex control.
·  Innovative, ergonomic design for lateral and medial flex zones to provide superb front and rear flexion support which helps prevent damaging torsional forces around the ankle area.
·  Medial-facing panel is constructed from a one-piece, specifically formulated polymer for improved structural stability and integrity, and incorporates a rubber insert panel for maximum grip contact and improved abrasion resistance.
·  Contoured TPU calf protector plate offers impact resistance and incorporates Alpinestars innovative rear blade system, formed with hard shock resistant and specifically developed red colored polymer compound to protect the heel and features a rear hyperextension guard.
·  Soft microfiber gaiter helps seal out excessive water and dirt.
·  Multi-density foot shell, incorporating heel and toe protection, is highly resistant to abrasion and impact, and adds to the boot’s overall durability.
·  Exclusive dual compound sole is seamlessly integrated on to the multi-density foot base structure with built-in support. The sole offers superior durability, grip and feel while riding.
·  The central sole insert is easily replaceable and Alpinestars offers a full sole replacement and boot repair service.
·  New buckle closure system includes high-impact and uniquely developed red color aluminium bridge closures, with memory and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure and improved riding performance and security. All buckles are easily replaceable.
·  Internal poly-fabric lining with 3D open cell foam incorporates anti-sliding suede on heel area to keep foot located inside the boot.  The Tech 10 boot is CE certified.



INNER ANKLE BRACE
·  Alpinestars innovative and patented biomechanical inner ankle brace features medial and lateral “C” torsion bars to control ankle and leg rotation, while allowing freedom of movement.
·  Dual connection torsion bars offer the rider natural ankle movement with progressive damping of torsional forces during an accident. Replaceable wide fit torsion bar included.
·  TPU protection and shock absorbing padding on the heel and ankles and an ultra-thin and flexible forefoot area provide increased sensitivity and control.
·  The Trey Canard TECH 10 is available in sizes 5-16 US / 38-52 EUR

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Alpinestars' Tech-Air™ Street Airbag System

Alpinestars has presented its Tech-Air™ street airbag system for road riding and off road adventure touring in a special media event at a crash test research facility near Milan, Italy.

The main feature of the event was a live, full-scale crash demonstration held in front of assembled journalists and VIP guests. The Tech-Air™ System was fitted on a crash dummy seated on a BMW GS 1200 which impacted a saloon car at 48 kilometers per hour. Tech-Air™ detected the impact and deployed the airbag within 59 milliseconds, the expected performance. Full inflation of the airbag took 25 milliseconds. The first rider contact with the car was recorded at 121 milliseconds.

Following the crash slow motion footage was shown to the audience demonstrating that full inflation had taken place before the rider made contact with the vehicle.

The Tech-Air™ airbag system and compatible outer jackets will be available for purchase in the Spring of 2015.



ALPINESTARS’ TECH-AIR™ STREET AIRBAG SYSTEM

Tech-Air™ is the world’s first self-contained airbag system that independently functions without the need for sensors to be installed on the bike and the subsequent need to link a specific motorcycle to the Tech-Air™ street airbag system used by the rider. This means that Tech-Air™ offers the freedom to ride any bike on any surface at any time.

Offering instantaneous, high-pressure inflatable protection the Tech-Air™ street airbag system gives the rider comprehensive protection in a crash by covering the full back, shoulders, kidney areas and chest.

The Tech-Air™ street airbag system is incorporated into a specially designed protection vest, which is then attached within and used in conjunction with a compatible outer jacket. For the initial airbag launch offering there are two jacket models available – an all-weather touring jacket and a summer street riding jacket – allowing the Tech-Air™ System to be used, interchangeably, in all weather conditions.

The benefits of the system are:

· Versatility: Alpinestars’ Tech-Air™ street airbag system can be used with any type of motorcycle or scooter, allowing the rider to easily switch between bikes without reconfiguring or reinitializing the bike-to-rider set-up. The system is completely housed within the jacket and is self-contained, requiring no pre-configuration and is immediately ready for use. As a result, no sensors or equipment needs to be installed on the motorcycle and no time is wasted in setting up electronic pairing between rider and/or passenger and motorcycle.

· Any Type of Riding: Extensive research and testing has shown that a rider’s body remains relatively stable, regardless of terrain, until the point when an accident develops. The Tech-Air™ software algorithm is formulated to predict the impact, ensuring the airbag is deployed before the rider hits an obstacle. Therefore, by situating the sensors close to the rider’s body instead of on the bike, Alpinestars’ Tech-Air™ can be used both on road or for off road adventure touring, and is equally effective on all types of terrain. There is no need to deactivate the system if leaving the road for off-road trails or to stop in between to change settings. Changing surfaces while adventure riding therefore presents no problem.

· Critical Protection Coverage: The Tech-Air™ street airbag system offers comprehensive upper body protection including back, shoulders, kidney area and chest, all of the most exposed areas during a street crash.

· Independent: By incorporating its sensors close to the rider’s body Alpinestars’ Tech-Air™ street airbag system activates without the need for a triggering wireless signal to be sent from the bike.


· All-Weather Riding: The electronic unit is protected by a durable and water-resistant casing which, when worn under a compatible outer jacket, means the airbag system is fully weatherproof.

· No Installation: Tech-Air™ has no installation-to-bike requirements and subsequent cost and time-delay issue, eliminating the need for the bike to be specially fitted with sensors. With no equipment to be installed on the bike, the Tech-Air™ System is compatible with ANY motorcycle or scooter, regardless of make, age or type. 


UNSURPASSED R&D AND PERFORMANCE

Following a decade of intensive research, development, hundreds of thousands of miles of road testing, a multitude of computer simulations and multiple full scale crash tests, the Tech-Air™ street airbag system typically detects an impact between 30-60 milliseconds (depending on accident type). Once fired Tech-Air™ will fully inflate in 25 milliseconds.

The Tech-Air™ street airbag system uses a sophisticated algorithm specifically developed for street riding to detect imminent danger with the greatest precision. Using Alpinestars’ exclusive custom analysis software the algorithm of Tech-Air™ has been optimized to detect crash impacts not only while riding but also in situations of loss of control, including when riding off road. This has been possible because Tech-Air™ shares common DNA in the algorithm from the Tech-Air™ race airbag system that features accident prediction and detects low-side crashes as well as high-sides for top MotoGP riders such as Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.

Additionally, Tech-Air™ provides protection when the rider is stationary, for example, a rear impact while waiting at traffic lights.

INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION

The Tech-Air™ street airbag is securely integrated into a removable and interchangeable breathable mesh vest that is worn under a compatible outer jacket. This allows for greater protection to the airbag system and componentry, increasing its lifespan and allowing the system to be used interchangeably with the compatible jacket of choice for the motorcycle type and weather outlook. For Tech-Air™ two compatible jacket models are available initially, the Valparaiso For Tech-Air™ and the Viper For Tech-Air™ textile jackets. The compatible outer jacket, which is designed to work with the airbag system, incorporates CE certified shoulder and elbow protection to further ramp its overall protective qualities. This outer jacket can be used as a stand-alone, without the Tech-Air™ System fitted internally.

PIECE-OF-MIND CONVENIENCE

The Tech-Air™ System is powered by a battery pack which offers over 25 hours of continuous use with one hour’s charging ensuring four hours of riding time. The system is activated simply by zipping up the jacket and riders can ensure the system is activated by checking the LED display located on the left sleeve. This feature is highly convenient, meaning riders can easily arm the airbag system without the need to locate a switch and can do so wearing gloves.

The system is CE certified to the PPE directive (EN1621-4 for impact protection) as well as the pyrotechnic articles directive, to assure the safety and stability of the incorporated inflators. This also means that the airbag system can be safely and legally transported by car, ship, train and airplane, allowing riders the freedom to use their Tech-Air™ with rental bikes on their dream adventure touring holiday.

Tech-Air™ is the only airbag protection system conceived for the free spirit of motorcycling. No matter what bike you are riding and no matter the road surface and riding environment you experience – Alpinestars’ Tech-Air™ is always there to protect.

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Alpinestars launches ground-breaking Tech-Air Street Airbag

The Tech-Air™ is a groundbreaking electronic airbag system that offers riders upper body protection and the freedom to ride both on and off road and in a wide range of weather conditions. At the core of the Tech-Air™ is the protection vest, which incorporates the airbag’s electronic control unit, componentry and airbag. When inflated, the airbag covers the back, kidney areas, chest and shoulders. The Tech-Air™ protection vest, sold separately and completely self-contained, offers the possibility for the airbag to be used in conjunction with an Alpinestars airbag-compatible textile outer jacket, initially either the Valparaiso Tech-Air™or the Viper Tech-Air™, for superb protection in all-weather and warm weather riding conditions.

The innovative and versatile Tech-Air™ street airbag system can be used with any type of motorcycle and/or scooter without the need to set-up, pair or reconfigure bike-to-rider or bike-to-passenger settings. The system is therefore immediately ready to be used at any time for any bike on any surface, and can be used equally for road riding and off road adventure touring.


AIRBAG PROTECTION VEST

-      The Tech-Air™ vest is designed to be used in conjunction with airbag-compatible outer jackets, which for the launch
      includes the Valparaiso Tech-Air™ Jacket and the Viper Tech-Air™ Jacket.

-      Comprehensive inflatable upper body protection for back, shoulders, kidney area, chest and upper abdomen.

-      Electronic sensors are securely and unobtrusively incorporated within the vest’s chassis (in the shoulder area), meaning the
      vest is completely self-contained and can be worn interchangeably between compatible jackets.

-      Constructed from a strong and durable mesh main shell with stretch poly-fabric on shoulders and torso for a compact and
      secure fit that is close to the rider’s body while allowing complete freedom of movement.

-      Incorporates removable inner mesh and elastic Velcro® waistband to position airbag system to customize fit and improve adjustability.

-      Full internal back lining constructed from 3D mesh for optimized levels of ventilation and breathability.

-      The Airbag control unit (ACU) of Tech-Air™ is incorporated within strong, lightweight polymer back protector, which features an ergonomic plate construction for structural strength and a fit to follow the natural contours of the back.

-      Tech-Air™ ACU is seal-protected within vest to ensure its all-weather performance. The vest and componentry are certified to function between -10C and +50C. (14F and 122F)


-      Tech-Air™ ACU includes two connector cables allowing the rider to quickly and easily connect up to the outer jacket. ACU has been homologated to ECE R10 04, which ensures the electromagnetic integrity and stability of the unit.








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New Fall gear from AlpineStars

The new Fall clothing colletion has been released by AlpineStars so if you need a new hoodie you know where to get it!

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Alpinestars waterproof/water resistant collection

Looking for some weather resistant or water proof gear? Well, you might be interested in checking out the Alpinestars waterproof/water resistant line up.

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