In this short video, I am explaining how the Hit-Air RS1 airbag vest works and I am also documenting the process of attaching the coiled wire to the frame of the bike.
This is a new installation of the coiled wired on my R3 project bike. However, I have been using this airbag system for the last four years. I used this vest with all my race bikes, and I am convinced that this is the optimal setup for track days.
I specifically chose this model because you don’t need to charge any batteries. You can re-pack the system yourself in case of an incident (as long as the airbag isn’t punctured), and it offers neck protection in addition to protecting your back, chest, and spinal cord.
Yes, there are also a few minor inconveniences:
- You need to attach a coiled wired to the frame of the bike and possibly drill the bodywork.
- You are physically tethered to the motorcycle, and it will take a bit of time to get used to it (especially when you unmount the bike in the pit).
I am sure that you will agree that it’s a small price to pay for this extra protection!
For those of you located in Eastern Canada, feel free to reach out to my good friend Eric Moffette at https://www.proteksport.ca/ if you need any information or pricing for the Hit-Air products. Eric is super helpful and very knowledgeable and will be happy to help you out.