MO Tested: Dainese Misano 2 Review

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By Ryan Adams

Dainese has long been a purveyor of innovative safety equipment for riders, claiming the first knee sliders in 1979, back protector in 1981, and carbon/Kevlar knuckle protection in 1995. In 2012, the Italian company made another first, becoming the first manufacturer to offer airbag protection in an off-the-rack (or custom) leather racing suit in America, the D-Air Racing. We are now seeing the third generation of D-Air technology used in the current race line-up as well as road applications available in multiple styles of jackets for both men and women.

The Misano 2 D-Air is Dainese’s top-of-the-line one-piece suit available off the rack for men. This latest iteration of the Misano puts an emphasis on comfort to promote freedom of movement as well as streamlining the outside of the suit to better protect the rider. The third generation of D-Air Racing technology is, of course, also improved as Dainese continues to strive to create the best protection for riders in terms of hardware and software.

D-Air

For more than 25 years Dainese has been testing, developing and improving upon its airbag technology. Currently, Dainese’s D-Air technology is used by over 50 pro athletes in disciplines spanning from MotoGP to skiing.

The third-generation of D-Air is made up of what Dainese calls the “brain”, and “heart” of the system. The brain, contained in the aerodynamic hump, consists of three accelerometers, three gyroscopes and one GPS sensor. These sensors, along with a database of parameters with telemetry data collected throughout the years by Dainese, work together to detect highside or lowside crashes with tumbling in order to decide whether it should deploy the airbag. The system is constantly monitoring its sensors at a rate of 1000 times per second. The “heart” is the airbag itself, which is said to inflate within 30 milliseconds (the …read more

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