This year, the organization of the Dakar integrated to the 2021 regulations the implementation of new measures to improve the safety of bike and quad pilots. Among these measures features the obligation to wear an airbag jacket.
As mentioned in the article 32 of the 2021 Bike & Quad regulations, the pilot commits to wear an airbag jacket with a fully functional cartridge and to carry with them on their machine one replacement pressurized cartridge.
However, since it is an innovation in rally-raid and exceptionally for the first year, the organization of the Dakar, in collaboration with the manufacturers, commits to provide the replacement cartridges. The latter will be available at the refueling points of each stage as well as in the bivouac. To get a new cartridge, the pilot will have to return his used cartridge.
In order to ease the purchase of your airbag jacket, you can find below all the information related to the different commercialized products compliant with the F.I.M homologation.
|MANUFACTURER||AIRBAG COMMERCIAL NAME||CONTACT TO ORDER||PRODUCT AVAILABILITY|
|ALPINESTARS||TechAir Off road||Jacopo Panemail@example.com||November 2020|
|HELITE||Helite Airbag Off Road||
Fury Air Bag System +
Chest Connector Pocket +
Chest LNR D3O
Refer to the Furygan dealers list on the Furygan website
|Available in the brand’s dealers network||
Airbag already in shop, chest connector in September
Held eVest +
Held chest protector
Refer to the Held dealers list on the Held website
|Available in the brand’s dealers network||September 2020|
|RST||Adventure Xtrem Jacket||Alastair Day||Alastair.Day@rst-moto.com||