Ducati introduces the Multistrada 1200 S Touring D|air model, featuring an integrated, intelligent safety system wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel D|air® airbag jackets by Dainese.
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With the Ducati Multistrada D-Air, the Italian brand is laying claim to the first production motorcycle with a wirelessly integrated airbag jacket system. Something that was announced at last year'...
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Makes us think airbag pants might be worth considering as well... Here's another one - this one is full on "Yikes" click HERE
Dainese are releasing a brand new film starring three motorcycle legends and a very exclusive race circuit in Tavullia, Italy.
On a sunny summer day, Supermoto World Champion Thomas Chareyre and road racing icon Guy Martin visited nine-times World Champion Valentino Rossi on his private Motor Ranch near Tavullia.
Despite coming from different disciplines, the trio battled on their bikes and bonded off them, exchanging styles and ideas, and ultimately uniting by a simple love of two wheels.
The D-Store San Francisco is excited to host an in-store appearance with MotoGP race rider Andrea Iannone before the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MotoGP. Known as “Crazy Joe” or the “Maniac Joe”,Iannnone placed 3rd in Moto2 for 3 successive years and moved into the MotoGP series in 2013. Currently riding for Pramac Ducati, Iannone will share his thoughts about the future with MotoGP, his bike, his competitors, and what it’s like going from 125 to Moto2 to MotoGP. There will be a short interview, answering questions submitted by fans on the D-Store SF Facebook page, followed by an autograph session for guests.
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Technology and aggressive design come together in this microfiber racing boot with elevated safety levels ensured by the jointed D-Axial system in TPU that keeps the foot from twisting, the strap on the top of the foot that prevents fractures and the taking off of the boot, the shock absorption heel, inserts in steel and nylon, heel, front and rear shinguards in TPU.
Construction in D-Stone fabric and calf adjustment possibility ensures a perfect fit for every wearer. A differentiated texture sole and TPU inserts on the internal side ensure better grip while riding.
Dainese Legends, a series of 4 digital magazines. This issue contains a story on Valentino Rossi's personal racetrack and also a fresh look at Nicky Hayden in a story called "Born To Ride"
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The brand new Dainese VR46 Leather Jacket is built on the chassis of the extremely popular Dainese Racing Leather, but features the branding and hi-viz yellow seen on almost everything worn by MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi. It matches well with some of the other VR46 gear, such as the VR46 Sport Gloves. This jacket is a premium leather construction with co-injected shoulder armor topped by aluminum sliders. It features a back pocket for a CE back protector, a sanitized lining, air intakes and exhausts and strategic reflective paneling. If you're a Valentino fan looking for a new leather, this could be the pick for you.
Dainese & AGV in 2012 Motorcycle Racing The 2012 season is about to start.
The 2012 season is about to start. Dainese & AGV have decided to invest in a group of talented riders and confirm their participation in the racing world at international level.
Dainese will be dressing the Ducati Corse riders in the MotoGP class: Valentino Rossi, a long-time Dainese spokesman and AGV ambassador and, for the second year running, the US rider and 2006 world champion, Nicky Hayden.
Mattia Pasini and Danilo Petrucci, both Italian MotoGP riders, this year continue their cooperation with the Dainese & AGV team. Stefan Bradl, who has moved up from Moto2 to MotoGP, is also riding for the red devil.
In the Moto2 class, Dainese & AGV sponsor four riders: Simone Corsi and Pol Espargarò, already members of the team, and Andrea Iannone and Gino Rea, new entries this year. All four are equipped with the D-air® Racing system. Once again this year, AGV will be sponsoring the Como rider, Claudio Corti.
In the Moto3 class, Dainese & AGV sponsor: Luis Salom, equipped with the D-air® Racing system, Romano Fenati, Alessandro Tonucci, Luigi Morciano and the entire Italia FMI Team, and Niccolò Antonelli of the Gresini Team. Always in the Moto3 class, an agreement has been signed with the Mahindra Racing Team to sponsor the riders Danny Webb and Marcel Schroetter (Dainese & AGV) and all the staff of the Indian team.
In the World Superbike class, Dainese continues to sponsor 2010 world champion, Max Biaggi, together with riders Leon Haslam, Mark Aitchinson (Dainese & AGV) and Tom Sykes. The other riders competing under the Dainese flag will be Niccolò Canepa (Dainese & AGV) and Federico Sandi....More
Once was enough for nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, who was wearing a D-air Racing suit when he fell at Mugello in 2010, breaking his lower leg. “It was quite a crash!” Rossi admitted. “But apart from the injury to my leg, I was surprised to find I didn’t even have any bruising on my shoulder the day afterward.”
In fact, leg protection is the likely next frontier. The late Marco Simoncelli had tested a version of the current suit that was fitted with hip and leg bladders.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Blake Young wore a custom D-air Racing suit to victory at the final race of the AMA Pro American SuperBike series atNew Jersey Motorsports Park last fall. “When I put the suit on for the first time,” he said, “I was thinking to myself, ‘Is it going to be heavy?’ It wasn’t. ‘Is it going to fit right?’ It fit like all my other Dainese suits—comfortable as ever. In the first race, I didn’t get the result that I wanted, so going into the second race, I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll show Dainese how their suit works!’ I definitely took some chances and got the win. I was glad to be riding in the D-air suit.”...more
A crowd of journalists gathered at the D-Store Orange County for the 2012 Dainese and AGV collections preview. After ten years of reserach and development, the Italian manufacturer presented the D-air Racing suit: the First of its kind to be sold in the US.
This highly-anticipated Dainese D-air Racing suit will be available for purchase in the USA. This hightech suit operates as a protection device as well as an impressive track day tool. Developed on race racetracks with the help of top Dainese racers including Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradl, Leon Haslam and Max Biaggi, the D-air Racing works in synergy with existing armour in race suits and gives airbag protection to shoulders and improves protection in the neck and upper chest area. ...more
Valentino Rossi Interview...MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi spent some time answering questions from his fans in a Dainese-sponsored webcast this morning from Italy. The questions came via Facebook, with Rossi reading the questions from an iPad and answering the questions in Italian with a translator turning those answers into English.
Here's a sampling of Rossi's answers to some of his fans' questions....more
(Ductalk ed - If a full transcript surfaces we will post it)
VALENTINO ROSSI LIVE ON DAINESE.COM
07 December 2011 | News
Dainese and AGV are getting into the festive spirit by offering fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with Valentino Rossi, via a live worldwide web stream!
On Wednesday 21 December at 1500hrs (UK time), Rossi will link directly to an international audience at dainese.com and answer selected fan questions.
All fans will have the opportunity to submit their questions to the nine-time world champion by posting on: http://www.facebook.com/daineseofficial
between Wednesday 7 - Sunday 18 December. Once submitted, the best questions will be included in the live interview with Rossi on Wednesday 21 December here:
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity.
Celebrate a fantastic Christmas with Dainese, AGV and Vale!
Known for protecting some of the all-time greats of motorcycling and thanks to the expertise reached in the safety field, Dainese has branched out into winter sports protection, mountain biking and a new equestrian range.
The Italian company is proud to present its own new mmagazine through a first publication dedicated to speed, which is aptly named Speed.
The magazine was created in partnership with creative English agency The Church of London and the main
concept comes from the history behind the devil’s logo, and from the prestigious heritage of a company that is approaching its 40th year. Great sources of inspiration have been sports people who count on Dainese to face their challenges: great riders and athletes such as nine-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, the star
of the Tourist Trophy of the Isle of Man Guy Martin, skiing’s Maria Hoefl-Reisch and mountain-biking’s Karim Amour, who thanks to their stories uncover the charm of the sports where they are protagonists.
Looking through the pages of the magazine you will find a photographic section dedicated to Mountain of Hell mountain-bike race for MTB, Freeride and Downhill lovers, disputed in Les Deux Alpes. Moreover you can discover some products of Dainese’s new winter collection, shot in the exclusive location of Zermat(Switzerland) with a series of stunning landscapes.
The limited edition of Valentino Rossi’s helmet with the big eye looking onto the world, worn by the many times Italian champion for the Mugello MotoGP 2011, is now available in the shops. A helmet which will attract attention given the unusual graphics developed jointly with Aldo Drudi and showing Valentino’s big blue eye along with the colours of the Italian flag,and certainly out of the ordinary since the Italian champion himself used it to launch an important message: “watch out because sooner or later there’s going to be a change”.
The helmet used for this collector’s piece, limited edition is a model which Valentino wears on a daily basis and is extremely familiar with. The GP-TECH, top of the AGV range, has been designed and developed with the technical support of the nine
times world champion; a helmet produced by merging the best features of the AVG race models (GP Pro, Ti-Tech ) with the Italian company’ racing experience to offer a lightweight, comfortable and extremely aerodynamic, innovative design.