The Alpinestars Tech-Air family expands with three new pieces. (Alpinestars/)
Alpinestars introduced three new Tech-Air airbag systems during the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Tech-Air 10, Tech-Air 3, and Tech-Air Off-Road V2 are all autonomous systems that can be worn with just about any riding gear (similar to the Tech-Air 5, which is already on the market), each designed with a different type of riding in mind.
Racers and trackday riders can use the Tech-Air 10 under just about any riding suit as long as there’s appropriate clearance in the chest and hips. (Alpinestars/)
The Tech-Air 10 is geared for the track, providing coverage for the shoulders, chest, full back, and hips. It’s derived from technology developed in MotoGP competition and will fit easily underneath any Alpinestars Tech-Air-compatible suit. Suits from other manufacturers can be used as well, however riders will need to ensure there is at least 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) of space around the circumference of the chest and 2 centimeters (0.8 inch) of space around the hips in order for the airbags to deploy safely and effectively.
The Tech-Air 3 will be worn over your normal riding gear. (Alpinestars/)
The Tech-Air 3 is an over-the-jacket style piece aimed at street bike riders. It’s an all-weather system and will be available in both men’s and women’s sizes.
Finally, the Tech-Air Off-Road V2 will provide ample protection around the back, shoulders, and chest for dirt riders. It was originally developed to take on the harsh conditions of the Dakar Rally. Alpinestars mentions that the Off-Road will be available for purchase later in 2022.
There is no mention of availability timelines for the Tech-Air 10 or Tech-Air 3. Pricing information for each piece is yet to be revealed as well.
Airbags and armor combine in the Off-Road V2. (Alpinestars/)
Full protection offered by the Tech-Air 10. (Alpinestars/)
The Tech-Air 3 will come in men’s and women’s sizes. (Alpinestars/)
The Tech-Air Off-Road V2 will provide ample protection. (Alpinestars/)