Dainese is finally in a position to start selling its D-Air Racing suit. What’s more, if you are one of the first 20 people in the UK to order one, then you’ll get a VIP trip to the Silverstone round of WSB thrown in for free!
The only downside is that you’ll be paying £2,409 for the suit – and Dainese need a £900 deposit to show that you’re serious. There’s no doubting that this is the very top of the range suit with the air bags deployed within 45 milliseconds of being triggered. Dainese’s sponsored racers the world over using the same technology, so that means you’ll be wearing the same suit as Rossi, Martin, Sykes and Simoncelli. It also comes fitted with a GPS tracker, meaning you can use Google Earth to download your data into so that you can check your lines. Fancy? Just a bit…
Here’s the blurb from Dainese…
Legendary leathers manufacturer Dainese has teamed up with Silverstone and the Aprilia, BMW and Kawasaki World Superbike teams to offer an amazing weekend to the first 20 customers ordering the all-new Dainese D-Air Racing suit.
The long-awaited D-Air Racing suit has been developed with the help of Dainese racers including nine-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, current MotoGP front-runner Marco Simoncelli and TT star Guy Martin. It features a world-first airbag system, which is the only one on the market to operate without a physical connection to a motorcycle.
D-Air Racing works in synergy with existing armor in racing leathers, shielding the areas of the riders body that require further protection; shoulders, collar bones etc. Once triggered, the system is deployed within 45 millieseconds.
The D-Air Racing system is the perfect tool for track day enthusiasts, fitted with a GPS tracker, data analysis, lap checker and a trajectory display. Using Google Earth the system tracks and follows your movements whilst on-track. Simply plug the suit into a computer and download the data from the session and see the racing lines for each lap.
To celebrate the D-Air Racing suit going in sale in the UK, Dainese is offering a VIP weekend pass to the British round of the World Superbike Championship at Silverstone from, 29-31 July to the first 20 customers to register. The VIP day will take place on Friday 29 July where customers will be fitted with their own D-Air Racing suit by a Dainese D-Air Engineer. They will also receive hospitality lunch, garage tours with Aprilia, BMW or Kawasaki, a chance to meet Dainese stars and rub shoulders with other race stars in the SBK paddock.
Measurements taken on the Friday will be supplied to Dainese headquarters in Italy where the suits will be made and dispatched to local dealers in the UK.
For more information and to register, potential customers should email: email@example.com, providing their name, telephone number and postcode. Applicants will be notified by email and then contacted by their local Dainese D-Air Racing authorised dealer. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
D-Air Racing will retail from £2,409, which includes the suit and all of the internal technical workings. A deposit of £900 is required to secure the order and will be taken by the local dealer who the sale will be processed through. Deposits are to be paid by Friday 22 July – with the balance to be paid upon collecting the suit. If a deposit has not be collected by this time then the next customer on the reserve list will be contacted.