DAINESE AND AGV PRESENT THE STATE-OF-THE-ART HEAD-TO-TOE SAFETY SYSTEM FOR MOTORCYCLE RACING
Misano Adriatico, Thursday, September 8, 2016 – The Dainese Group, true to its mission of advocating and delivering safety in dynamic sports, unveiled its new head-to-toe safety system for motorcycle racing to Moto GP professionals and international press.
The new head-to-toe safety system, consisting of the AGV Pista GP R helmet and the Dainese Mugello R D-air® racing suit, represents a further milestone in safety technology. Developed with the invaluable contribution of Valentino Rossi, the new outfit introduces several state-of-the-art technologies and innovations conceived by the Dainese Science and Research Center.
Pista GP R is the evolution of the groundbreaking Pista GP used in the Moto GP premier class and the most protective helmet ever developed. Perfect combination of protection, performance and comfort, the 3 key pillars of the AGV Extreme Standards development protocol, Pista GP R offers increased field of vision through the introduction of Race 3 Max Pinlock®, a Class 1 Optic visor with 100% Max Vision Pinlock® (120) and the patented Visor Lock System (VLS). Aerodynamic performance has been improved thanks to the new wind-tunnel-tested Biplano rear spoiler, while comfort benefits from a patented interior structure and an implemented Integrated Ventilation System (IVS). Pista GP R is the first helmet to include a hydration system, featuring a series of channels and a valve positioned inside the chin area.
The new Dainese Mugello R D-air® racing suit represents Dainese state-of-the-art safety technology, and includes over 25 new features and several pioneering innovations leading to 5 new patents. The D-air® platform has been implemented to extend the area covered by the airbag: from the neck, shoulders and collarbones to the lower sides of the rib cage. The suit also features a redesigned integrated LED interface with seamless technology and the patented Intelligent Emergency Lighting System that is activated directly by the sophisticated D-air® algorithm. Mugello R D-air® offers enhanced comfort and protection thanks to the application of an adaptive knee construction and innovative constructive solutions including high-performance pre-curved engineered textiles and tri-axial elastics. The elbow construction has also been re-engineered, introducing an optimized slider shape and a quick release system.
“The Pista GP R and the Dainese Mugello R D-air®, the new head-to-toe safety system for motorcycle racing, represent yet another milestone in safety technology,” stated Cristiano Silei, Dainese Group CEO. “The Dainese Group confirms its total commitment to safety, fueled by the knowhow of the Dainese Science and Research Center and supported by continuous research and development efforts with our athletes.”
The AGV Pista GP R, available in 5 graphics and 2 carbon variants, will be available from November 2016 starting from € 1,200. The Dainese Mugello R D-air® racing suit, available also through Dainese’s Custom Works program, will offer 2 color options from April 2017 starting from € 3,999.