The Italian-based apparel manufacturer Dainese has a new Chief Executive Officer - Cristiano Silei.
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The Dainese archive houses all the suits, secrets and technological innovations that have made motorcycling history over the past forty years. Archived – the fourth episode of the Dainese Webseries – recounts how the work of the brand has changed over the course of the year’s thanks also to the feedback from the professional riders who have always collaborated with Dainese.
With over 1000 suits, gloves, boots etc. the Archive is not just a unique collection but is a tool that helps Dainese better understand how to improve safety for both professional and amateur riders. Every item in the Archive marks an epoch, a victorious world championship series - an innovation. Since the introduction of the back protector to the D-air airbag system, every great champion has made his contribution to make motorcycling an increasingly safer sport both on the track and on the road.
This gives the Archive a special importance. It proves that competition is vital for safety on the road because the innovations that inspired this safety are now worn by motorcyclists the whole world over.
One of many things we have Kenny Roberts Sr to thank for - knee pucks
Keys, wallet, helmet, gloves, mobile phone, air bag jacket. Check. Air bag jacket? Yes. It might seem like some form of science fiction but Ducati and Dainese have finally made a motorcycle with integrated airbag safety system available. We've ridden it.
Motorcycle industry gossip is at a fever pitch this week with speculation that Italian motorcycle apparel manufacturer Dainese is up for sale. Adding credence to that rumors,Asphalt & Rubber has received a number of tips about the possible sale of the company, with a private investment group cited as a possible buyer.
When we approached with this information, Dainese simply said that rumors were simply that, rumors. However it is worth noting that at the helm of the company for the past few months has been interim-CEO Federico Minoli, the same man that lead Ducati Motor Holding to being acquired by Texas Pacific Group, and later took the Italian motorcycle manufacturer public on the New York Stock Exchange.
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This beautifully done video left us even more impressed with the scope of this facility and absolutely aching to go there and ride. See what you think...
Milano, 22 December 2011
Ducati's star rider chatted with his fans on the Dainese website about everything, from his desire to win another world title to his intention of keeping Simoncelli's memory alive, what he will do when he gives up racing, his favourite helmet, his religious beliefs and children...(for more click the link above)