June 23rd, 2020.

RST’s obsession with protection has seen the firm integrate CE back protectors into its garments wherever possible. It was the first British brand to have its entire range tested and CE-certified to PREN17092.

The next step for RST is the introduction of a range of garments offering enhanced rider protection, using airbag technology. To this end, RST is working with specialists from In&Motion who are experts in engineering wearable airbag systems. “Just as armour is integrated into garments, we believe the best way to improve rider safety is to fully integrate In&motion’s airbag technology into RST garments,” advised RST.

Countless hours of product development have been invested in the range. RST started development with the V4.1 airbag race suit on the Isle of Man TT mountain course, working with TT legends such as Ian Hutchinson and Conor Cummins. RST then engaged with its international riding team of pilots including Kenny Foray (MotoE), Alex Lowes (WSBK) and RST’s founder and British Super Twins champion Jonny Towers, to further put the V4.1 through its paces, on racetracks around the world, before it was finally signed off to be made available in the 2020 RST collection.

Through the development of the V4.1, lessons learnt about integrating In&motion’s technology quickly filtered down into the RST jacket development programme.

The In&motion airbag technology system has analysed over 500 crashes since its launch. The airbag system is based an evolving philosophy;
DETECT - The In&box which is inserted into the garment and analyses the rider’s movements 1000 times per second to detect a fall
PROTECT - The integrated airbag system airbag inflates in less than 60 milliseconds to offer superior rider protection
PERFECT - The In&motion App connects to the airbag (In&box) and acts as a dashboard which continuously collects rider data to improve and perfect its algorithms to detect a fall

The current RST airbag range consists of four garments;
>Race Dept V4.1 Airbag Leather 1PC Suit. SRP: £899.99
>Pro Series Adventure-X Airbag Textile Jacket. SRP: £499.99
>GT Airbag Leather Jacket. SRP: £499.99
>GT Airbag Textile Jacket. SRP: £399.99

The airbag technology is available via a membership package, starting from £12 per month.

Product information:

Trade contact: Moto Direct
T: 01773 864420

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