Speedzilla Forums banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,156 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
http://www.wral.com/automotive/4947...l=ral_12pm&tmi=ral_12pm_1_11000209082005&ts=H

POSTED: 8:32 am EDT September 8, 2005


TOKYO -- Honda said it has developed the first airbag intended for production motorcycles. It plans to offer the feature on the new Gold Wing model due for sale in the United States beginning next spring.

Honda said the airbag, which inflates after sensors detect an oncoming crash, is aimed at reducing injuries in a head-on collision.

Honda said the airbag opens in front of the rider, reducing the speed at which they get thrown off the motorcycle. The idea is to lessen injuries when the rider hits the road or another vehicle.

Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

·
I'll fix it.
Joined
·
2,249 Posts
what about the tether that keeps you from bouncing off the bag and being ejected backwards from the bike almost as fast as the impact speed?:wacky
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
887 Posts
roadkill said:
They could just limit the top speed to 20 mph and then they wouldn't need an airbag.
You should be banned for speaking such evil words on this site..........:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
382 Posts
Not to be in any way impolite, but we ARE talking about a two-wheeled car, right? Airbag is perfectly applicable on a Gold Wing.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top