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Re: [ST] Airbag
- Subject: Re: [ST] Airbag
- From: "Peter Chittum" <motopeter@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 14:04:15 -0800
That's pretty fascinating.
I've been curious/concerned about this kind of accident since reading the
U.S.-based Motorcycle Consumer News article about the propensity of "book
fracture" of the pelvis with head-on accidents on motorcycles where the gas
tank has a very high angle of rise (such as on the ST and most sport/sport
touring bikes). You can really see it in this video.
The airbag won't appear on every bike, but it's only a matter of time before
it becomes an option on many types.
On 10/29/06, Emile Nossin <Emile@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> German ADAC tested the new airbagged Goldwing, together
> with a Goldwing without an airbag, by launching them
> into the side of a VW Sharan. The dummy with the airbag
> was unharmed, except that he broke his leg in two places
> against the fairing of the bike. The dummy without airbag
> smashed his brains against the inside of the skull and
> overstretched / broke his neck against the rear door.
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