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Old 8th September 2005, 22:38   #1
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Default Honda unveils world's first airbag-equipped motorbike

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/news...KE-AIRBAGS.xml
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Old 8th September 2005, 23:56   #2
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Why not just get a car?? Comes with a roof as standard.
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Guess we have good number of bike freaks out there in US who would definitely be interested in this.....

> The 1800cc Gold Wing has sold 12,000 units in North America last year, 1,600 in Europe and 270 in Japan.
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Guess the next thing for the Goldwing would be an emergency eject button (like in fighter planes), so the sequence would be as follows:

-About to Crash
-Hit the eject button
-Go high up there & parachute opens up
-Then take ariel view snaps of the crash below
-Safely land nearby
-Quitely head home & ask wife "Honey whats for dinner"
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Guess the next thing for the Goldwing would be an emergency eject button (like in fighter planes), so the sequence would be as follows:

-About to Crash
-Hit the eject button
-Go high up there & parachute opens up
-Then take ariel view snaps of the crash below
-Safely land nearby
-Quitely head home & ask wife "Honey whats for dinner"
And thats gonna be the end of this world!!! These Japs are just sooo crazy.

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i have seen allot of such bikes used by US cops. few extra thousand dollars are worth for life is US cop.
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Guess the next thing for the Goldwing would be an emergency eject button (like in fighter planes), so the sequence would be as follows:

-About to Crash
-Hit the eject button
-Go high up there & parachute opens up
-Then take ariel view snaps of the crash below
-Safely land nearby
-Quitely head home & ask wife "Honey whats for dinner"
NO NO NO NO NO..
THis is a JAP invention so there is a RADAR that SENSES the crash and does the ejection for ya.. but in India you would NEVER get to ride your bike more than a few feet from your house
On a more serious note.... whats the point of having an AIRBAG and then wearing sub-standard helmets????
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I thought the BMW C1 came with airbags. Maybe it was seat belts??
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There are aleady jackets with builtin air bags. Recently when my cousin went on a Himalayan tour on a Bullet (I posted about this in the Bike section), couple of his fellow riders were wearing special jackets. This jacket has a carbon-di-oxide can and it has a long cord that can be attached to the bike. When the rider is thrown away during an accident, the cord gets pulled and the the CO2 can instantly fills the inflatable jacket and rider is protected from body injury.
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I am sure most people are already aware of this but getting an airbag working on a motorcycle is technically more challenging that installing it in a car. If the bike is light, then the airbag would be totally ineffective as rider would just plough through the airbag with the bike flipping.

Hence, you see this feature being introduced only on the Honda Gold wing and I doubt it would move to smaller bikes.
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Why are they making the things so complicated, day by day!
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These guys should design a simple stepney first ..LOL
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