All New - Techair 5

Date Posted: 
14 January 2020

BKS announces Techair 5

Alpinestars is launching Tech-Air® 5, the all-new, autonomous motorcycling airbag system and its coming to BKS and all of its client base in March 2020.

Tech-Air® 5 is the latest addition to the Alpinestars Tech-Air® family and is a slim, self-contained wearable airbag vest that can be worn under any proper fitting garment so long as there is sufficient space. Typically this will be 4cm of space around the circumference of the rider’s chest and or in a garment with correctly positioned accordion stretch panels.

Tech-Air® 5 is best suited to Street riders and compliments the original Tech-Air® Race vest (and track rider - see, giving alternative usability and also comes in a wider range of sizes up to 4XL.

Tech-Air® 5 offers unrivalled upper body protection keeping motorcycle riders safe by uniquely covering the rider's shoulders, chest, ribs and full back and provides the most comprehensive coverage of any airbag currently available.

The state-of-the-art, wearable Tech-Air® 5 vest comes with an active electronic system that features six integrated sensors (3 gyroscopes and 3 accelerometers) and a crash algorithm that leverages AI to accurately monitor when to deploy the airbag in the event of a crash.

Upon the identification of a crash situation, a protective airbag is deployed, providing unrivalled protection to the rider with a maximum inflation time of 20 to 40ms based on the volume of the airbag size. The impact absorption while wearing the airbag results in a decrease of the impact force by up to 95% compared to a passive protector.

The Tech-Air® 5 airbag system offers the same protection as that provided by 18 x Level 1 back protectors.

The system is also extremely easy to use, just zip up the vest and close the magnetic flap and you’re ready to ride. An LED display indicates the airbag’s operational status and the integrated, certified lithium ion battery has a battery life of 30 hours of riding time. The system comes equipped with a magnetic micro USB charger that allows quick, easy and convenient recharging.

Tech-Air® 5 has Bluetooth connectivity and an accompanying Tech-Air® App, which uses the rider’s phone to display the system’s operational status, battery status and a detailed analysis of a ride; the system’s firmware can also be updated directly via the app.

BKS is taking advance orders now for this completely stand alone and amazing performance protective accessory and is expecting demand to be high.

To pre-book all we ask is £100 deposit but please call us on 01395 278861 to discuss sizes and suitability or email [email protected]