D-air® Street and D-air® Racing are the only systems to be certified by TÜV SÜD


D-air® went through more than 800 single tests and is the first motorcycle airbag system certified by Tüv Süd.
Which is why all the D-air® data we provide doesn’t come from estimates or conjecture but has been measured and proven with the rigour for which tüv süd is renowned.





D-air® passed all the relevant motorcycle personal protective equipment tests of the European standards in effect at the time of certification.

  • PPE directive 89/686/EEC
  • EN 1621.1 local protectors
  • EN 1621.2 back protectors
  • EN1621.4 airbag protectors

TRIGGERING ALGORITHM TESTS (Functional safety assessment)

Tested the algorithm’s ability to identify all the accident scenarios envisaged and verified its reliability at only being triggered when required.


The D-air® hardware underwent the following tests to establish its reliability in critical conditions:

  • Electromagnetic compatibility and radiation: D-air® does not interfere with other electronic systems in accordance with the standards for the automotive sector.
  • Electromagnetic and electrostatic immunity: The operation of D-air® is not affected by electromagnetic interference from other devices.
  • Electrical insulation: the system must not transmit electric shocks to the rider.
  • Climatic tests: waterproofness - to IP66 for the central unit and under-seat sensor, to IP 69 for the fork sensors, to IP 54 for the J-Kit unit - humidity resistance and repeated thermal cycles.
  • Vibration test.
  • Drop test.

PNEUMATIC SYSTEM TESTS (airbags + gas generators)

  • Ageing: the system underwent hundreds of hours of temperature cycling and thermal shock tests (very rapid transitions from high to low temperatures and vice versa).
  • Salt spray test: the system is sprayed with saline solution to simulate human perspiration.
  • Dust test: the system is exposed to strong currents of dust-laden air.
  • Vibration test: the system is subjected to strong vibrations.
  • Drop test: the system provides exactly the same resistance as conventional motorcycle leathers.


Ensure that the materials used are not hazardous to health in accordance with current standards.


Test that the batteries meet current international safety standards.


  • Static tests on sensor-equipped dummy: the system is triggered while the rider’s head is at maximum inclination to verify that D-air®'s high inflation speed does not cause undesirable recoil reactions, pain or stun the rider or pillion.
  • Dynamic tests: the system is activated remotely and unexpectedly while the rider performs a series of demanding manoeuvres both with and without a pillion. The rider must be able to maintain control of the bike.
  • Acoustic safety test: the noise generated by activation of the system must not cause any harm, even without ear protection.

A number-one team

D-air® has been developed with partners who are leaders in their fields.



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