D3O, the world’s leading impact protection company and airbag systems specialist In&motion are delighted to announce the launch of the world’s most advanced back protector airbag system. The collaboration sees D3O launching the D3O In&motion Back Protector: a new, complementary CE Level 2 certified back protector to sit within In&motion smart wearable airbag systems. The innovation gives In&motion airbag technology users access to market-leading impact protection from D3O and is now available for use by motorcycle brand partners.
The new Level 2 offering meets the stringent requirements of the world’s most prominent race organizations, including those behind the Dakar Rally and MotoGP. Safety is at the forefront of the mind of motorcycle racers, on and off-road: to address this, the In&motion airbag system is composed of a detection device inflating the airbag when sensing losses of balance and perfecting the prediction of falls, and a back protector serving to protect in all circumstances. The combination of the Level 2 D3O back protector with the In&motion airbag provides users with the confidence that one of the most susceptible areas of the body - their back - is protected in the most extreme circumstances by the leaders in the industry.
The D3O back protector is offered within partner brand products utilizing In&motion smart wearable airbag systems and can be retrofit into existing In&motion systems. Alongside proven Level 2 protection according to EN1621-2:2014, it offers the unparalleled comfort, breathability and low profile characteristics of D3O, thanks to a ventilated geometry and whilst being of similar thickness to the level 1 back protector. The back protector is also developed with durability and ultimate compatibility with the In&motion system in mind thanks to high-end materials and an over-molded design of the In&motion Inflator clamp.
Together, the two technologies provide users with the highest, most reliable level of protection on the market, keeping them protected across multiple types of impact and providing the reassurance needed when hitting the road, track or trail. The D3O In&motion Back Protector complements D3O’s range of back protectors, which includes the iconic Viper and the recently launched BP4.
Mostyn Thomas, General Manager at D3O, said: “We are excited by our collaboration with In&motion and to be launching the most advanced back protector available on the market. The product is the result of over 12 months of co-development between the D3O and In&motion innovation teams, and the partnership now also opens up a world of opportunity for brands using airbag systems across other markets including snowsports and equestrian.”
Pierre-François Tissot, Co-founder at In&motion, said: “Our most demanding users were asking for a level 2 back protector and now, thanks to this collaboration with D3O, we are offering a level 2 back protector with no compromise on comfort and breathability. It’s the perfect match between passive and active safety.”
The new back protector is available from Furygan starting Q1 2021 and is compatible with Furygan In&motion airbags. It also features in the KLIM Spring 2021 product line-up.
D3O is a fast-growth engineering, design and technology company, with offices in the UK and US. A collective of engineers, chemists, product designers and industry experts, D3O partners with world-class brands including Furygan, KLIM, Icon, Rukka, Triumph, Richa, Fox Racing and Hyod. Together they create pioneering protective products that enable people to take risks, challenge their limits and stay safe. From body protection for professional athletes and motorcyclists to precision safety equipment for industrial workers to phone cases for consumers – D3O protects people and their things. For more information, please visit www.D3O.com.
By combining high technology and user experience, In&motion engineers and markets smart airbag protection systems whose purpose is to reduce injuries in the event of an accident.
After developing a system for skiers competing in Skicross and Downhill Skiing, In&motion has developed an autonomous airbag protection system for motorcyclists. Initially worn by top pilots (MotoGP, Moto2, FSBK, etc.), the system has been marketed to the general public (bikers and scooters) since October 2018. In&motion has also designed a mechanical triggering system dedicated to horse riders.
To date, In&motion has more than 30 million kilometers travelled with its technology, thousands of users, almost a thousand of people protected during a fall or an accident ... and as many stories of life that remind it daily its primary purpose: reduce injuries in case of accident and save Lives.