French motorcycle clothing brand, Furygan, has partnered with In&Motion to introduce the Fury Airbag system, an airbag vest which zips inside Furygan jackets to help keep riders even better protected – available in dealers now. Compatible with 2019 and 2020 Furygan jackets with the airbag connect logo, each jacket features an additional inner zip allowing users to zip the Fury Airbag into position. It can also be used with existing, compatible leather garments by removing the thermal lining and replacing with the vest. It takes less than 15 seconds to connect or disconnect.
Invisible from the outside, the design of the vest means it fits every body shape and is comfortable to wear. The 3D Mesh technology used to construct the vest creates a thermal bridge between the outside temperature and the body. The breathable material at the sides is used to offer stretch and comfort.
Designed to protect the neck, back, chest and abdomen areas, the Fury Airbag protects areas often left vulnerable in the event of a crash or impact.
How does it work?
The Fury Airbag uses the innovative In&Motion unit as the vest’s ‘brain’, which measures the position of the user 1000 times per second and works with an algorithm that’s always improving with the more data it’s given. If the algorithm believes that you are in an accident, it deploys and the bag is inflated immediately in just 60 milliseconds. The airbag stays inflated to prevent any resulting injury and to protect the user from any further injuries after the accident.
The system – which takes three hours to fully charge – will offer up to 25 hours of active riding and 15 days on Auto standby mode, and once connected with Wifi or mobile data, will automatically look for updates.
There are different modes for road and track. David Robert, Communication and Marketing Manager at Furygan explains: “Putting it into perspective, braking on a MotoGP bike from the long straight at Mugello causes the same force and level of deceleration as a scooter hitting a car at 50kmph, so it’s important to tell the computer what it should expect as ‘normal’.”
The inflation module itself is housed above the CE-approved back protector integrated into the back of the vest. Not only does this offer extra back protection, but it also ensures that the inflator itself doesn’t cause injury.
What happens to reset it?
The vest can be reset at home by simply removing the discharged inflator unit housed in the back protector and replacing it with a new one. The free In&Motion App has a handy video guide for the first time. There is no need to send off the vest to be reset by Furygan.
See it in action with live demonstrations happening at EICMA between 5-10 November in Hall 11, stand R18, and at Motorcycle Live in Birmingham between 16-24 November on the Furygan stand – 3C15.