Motorcycle Airbags Exist - But No One Uses Them?

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Airbags are a no-brainer in cars. But the case is not so cut-and-dry on motorcycles. Here’s why airbags haven’t reached mainstream adoption on motorcycles.
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Kimi Acum 2 ore
I bet he enjoys the clip or Marc slowly falling off his cycle lmao
Klint Izwudd
Klint Izwudd Acum 7 ore
The Co2 cylinder is cheaper still if you get the replacements from somewhere other than motorcycle dealers. Air rifle section in hunting stores for example. Can get a pack of 12 for the same price and you can use the remainders to inflate your tyres or shoot a rat.
Camps2630 Acum 22 ore
1:11 wow. Can't believe you got Owen Wilson to be in the video.
Drastura Nirtamo
Drastura Nirtamo Acum 23 ore
I ride an ebike on the road with cars, i wouldnt mind an air bag like that i like the green xD
tbip2001 Acum o Zi
Good video
Adam Acum o Zi
Helite vests are great! I've had the original Turtle design for 5 years and nearly 100,000km of use. It has only deployed once in a minor low-side, no damage to it so I just ordered a new cartridge and kept on wearing.
Matt Max
Matt Max Acum 4 Zile
You should talk about the Proteksport/ Hit-air airbags too !
Michael MacDowall
Michael MacDowall Acum 4 Zile
Thank you for this. I'm laughing and I have a new solution to a problem previously foreign to me.
Stephen Custance
Stephen Custance Acum 5 Zile
Helite now do a new model called Helite e Turtle 2 will you be testing this.
Marcus Chute
Marcus Chute Acum 6 Zile
I was playing krunker while watching this and got very thrown off by the stick keys sfx hahha
Zool Helmi
Zool Helmi Acum 7 Zile
I just watch few of your vid and subscribed... Good information though..
JuFo2707 Acum 7 Zile
Helite also offers full jackets with the airbag inside. I've been wearing one of those for close to 4 years now and it probably saved my life.
NonexistentCheese Acum 7 Zile
They need to make the helite turtle come in different colors because god knows people are gonna feel like idiots riding around in a bright yellow vest
Moments of Triumph
Moments of Triumph Acum 3 Zile
Available in black as well.
joe jack
joe jack Acum 7 Zile
Is Helite Turtle Airbag usable in a car during an accident?
Daddy Nv
Daddy Nv Acum 7 Zile
At this point Its just the personality im here for great job
ImaCoward124 Acum 7 Zile
Theres a difference between requiring it in a car vs requiring it with a motorcycle. In the car doesnt really affect the drivers wallet. There are $15k cars brand new with airbags. A requirement on motorcyclists would impact the riders wallet. The bike manufacturer cant do anything since its two wheels and it wont matter since youll be off the bike in a second. These are not cheap. Plus, there would be no way to reliably enforce it. If i am wearing a jacket, there is no way a cop can tell i am not wearing an airbag jacket, or wearing one underneath. Plus, there are still multiple states that do not even require riders to wear helmets.
Iris Alm
Iris Alm Acum 8 Zile
I LOVE your videos, and this. Was. Perfection. Exactly what I needed, the information was perfect, thank you! You recommend the Helite Turtle tethered vest, but I've been looking at the (tethered) Helite GP Air because my suit has a back hump. Any thoughts? I'm assuming that tethered vests can be used when horse riding too (for all us horse riding motorcyclists:) Thanks so much again for all this absolutely amazing content 🌸🤗
Howard Miller
Howard Miller Acum 8 Zile
I checked them out but they cost so much I couldn’t afford them so I decided to wait until the price comes down.
Th3 GrandCOsmic
Th3 GrandCOsmic Acum 8 Zile
Don’t know why this was in my recommended don’t have a bike but I good video
Aaron M
Aaron M Acum 8 Zile
'Buy this crap now because our nanny overlords will force us to anyway.' How about just getting rid of the nanny overlords? Anyone?
Edward Yang
Edward Yang Acum 9 Zile
Thanks Ryan and the production team at Fortnine. Just placed my order today for a Hit-air safety vest
Andy Bacon
Andy Bacon Acum 9 Zile
They say best way to get car drivers to drive carefully would be to fit a 6" spike on the steering wheel! If we remove too much risk from motorcycles, we become immune and just ride them even faster? 😊
Hrbi Acum 9 Zile
what if you get a airbag helmet that blows a bubble downwards and basicaly holds your neck in by pressing against your sholders
Igmantis Acum 10 Zile
Youd look a lot cooler if you got it in black tho
Peter Peter
Peter Peter Acum 11 Zile
Matthias Meindl crash...Airbag did not open.....hahahahahah but he live.....
PMitchell106 Acum 11 Zile
8:59 Riders choose against airbags primarily because of cost, inconvenience, or lack of awareness. Where is this "motorcyclists love danger" trope coming from?
San Diego MTB
San Diego MTB Acum 12 Zile
I may be a month late but lent held me back from watching this on time. time to get caught up.
James Esparza
James Esparza Acum 12 Zile
Pretty much all motorcycle gear cost the s*** ton. that's why I've been wearing the same crap helmet for 3 years now.
Terje Amundsen
Terje Amundsen Acum 13 Zile
Great stuff! Could you guys do a video on the e-turtle 2? Definitely buying an airbag vest after watching this.
Diving Falcon FPV
Diving Falcon FPV Acum 13 Zile
I want one in a nicer color
I Like Rocks
I Like Rocks Acum 12 Zile
Spray paint or get it redone
Panos1972 Acum 14 Zile
This thing protects your neck but not your arms or legs were the vast majority of riders get hurt. So it is really a one trick pony for a rather unusual,mostly urban scenario,as motorcycles do not crash head on on the highway or even on back roads.Padded jackets are more than enough,thank you very much. Those insufferable safety maniacs should take their obsession somewhere else as far as i am concerned.I personally had enough with them this year,along with many others.
Steven Stephan
Steven Stephan Acum 14 Zile
Buddy of mine bought one. Looks nice, bright af, and it's comfortable. Gonna get one too as soon as I can afford one.
Luca C.
Luca C. Acum 14 Zile
That "Will I go from zero to Dana White in one forgetful step?" truly is the most unappreciated underrated sentence of the last decade. Do not even try to change my mind.
Black Hammer
Black Hammer Acum 14 Zile
We don’t need the airbags, we are the airbags.
ih302 Acum 14 Zile
That Honda ATC, I want it!
Daniel Garton
Daniel Garton Acum 15 Zile
Hmmmm. I had half turned myself off the idea of a motorbike because of the safety risk. But watching this I feel safer already. Better rethink my next major purchase
Joseph Daggett
Joseph Daggett Acum 15 Zile
They don't work unless you stay on the machine
Motopolis Guatemala
Motopolis Guatemala Acum 16 Zile
Totalmente en desacuerdo, es una lástima, pensé en tus demás videos que tenías suficiente experiencia. Recuerda, en las motos existen, en su mayoría 3 puntos de impacto, el 1er es al caerte de la moto, ese impacto con tu “Airbag Conectado” si no te liberas de la moto no funciona de nada... 2do. Abrasión en el asfalto, si lograste liberarte o separarte de tu motocicleta tendrás esa protección del Airbag y por último el impacto final 3ero (no todas las veces lo vas a sufrir pero en su mayoría de casos si) vuelvo a lo mismo, si TU NO TE LIBERAS O SUELTAS DE LA MOTOCICLETA no estarás protegido. Ahora bien, el mundo de las motocicletas no está diseñado para “Comprar Cosas Baratas” y más cuando se trata de tu seguridad y protección. Me retiro con esta pregunta ¿Cuesta más un Airbag Electrónico que unas cuantas costillas quebradas? Saludos!
Giga Azzahrawani
Giga Azzahrawani Acum 16 Zile
I just watched an ad for motorcycle airbag, and i don't even know how to ride a motorcycle. Thats how good the video is...
gareth mayfield
gareth mayfield Acum 16 Zile
Thank you, that was very informative. I was going to buy the Dianase airbag jacket. Helite here I come. perfect.
Not The weeknd • 25 years ago
Not The weeknd • 25 years ago Acum 16 Zile
5:11-5:29 wrong site
GrooveSan Acum 16 Zile
good luck with remembering to detach that cord every time you get off the bike
GrooveSan Acum 21 oră
@Moments of Triumph ok, good to know it's not THAT sensitive
Moments of Triumph
Moments of Triumph Acum 3 Zile
You don't need luck. If you get off it gives you a gentle tug then you remember to unclip it. At least that's what mine does. If someone can set it off when just getting off their bike...they're getting off their bike wrong 😆
Thomas Hairston
Thomas Hairston Acum 17 Zile
I dont own a motorcycle yet but I want to get one soon and I want to be as safe as I can be. Will the airbags go off if I drop the bike? I feel like the airbag that is attached to the bike by a string would be more likely to go off vs the accelerometer but that one could still go off and I dont wanna have to pay or deal with the airbag everytime I drop the bike. Should I just wait until I drop my bike less to get the airbag?
Dodzilla D
Dodzilla D Acum 17 Zile
Thank you but I'm not convinced enough to carry a highly pressurized CO2 tube on my chest. This thing will hit the bike and will be squeezed between me and the bike before I got launched and before the cable detachment. Moreover, I am really skeptical about the safety of the tube during hot summer days.
Ali H
Ali H Acum 17 Zile
I don’t know a thing about motorcycles but I really enjoyed the confident, knowledgeable way this guy spoke as he compared the airbags at the end and the effortless way he presents.
Sven Høgdahl
Sven Høgdahl Acum 17 Zile
Cudos to presenter for clear, concise and honest talk 🙌 I've used a Helite Turtle 2 the last three seasons here in Norway. Luckily I have yet to know if it works when I actually need it, but I can say that the tether thing is a nobrainer after a few rides. I was also immediately attracted to this simple and low-tech release mechanism - at least for now; I can inspect and verify very quickly that it's in good shape and "active". I admit that I don't use the vest when I do short rides around town, and on those occasions I just tuck away the tether under the seat. I use it on all highway or longer trips, and I even bought the Hi-Vis version. The point is that I almost never meet other bikers with one around here. I get that those dollars can be difficult for young riders to spend, but I highly recommend it. Be yourself and ride safely. PS: the low-vis version is just a safe ;)
SoCal Golf
SoCal Golf Acum 18 Zile
Guys don’t even want to wear helmets or gear
SoCal Golf
SoCal Golf Acum 18 Zile
May work well to protect your organs but your legs and arms are still going to get mangled , I think I rather be dead .
Average Ro
Average Ro Acum 18 Zile
9:13 can someone tell me where this music is from please? i want the full soundtrack
Werwolf2k11 Acum 18 Zile
They are just too expensive tbh
David Espy
David Espy Acum 18 Zile
Exactly what I was thinking: "Will he go from Zero to Dana White?"
Christopher Wright
Christopher Wright Acum 18 Zile
What about the Hit-Air airbag vest made in B.C, anyone uses one, and what are your thoughts
OldMysticFantasist Acum 18 Zile
Haven't ridden in 35 years, but just put a down payment on a used midlife crisis reverse trike. Love your content, analysis, and humorous/nerdy delivery.
Daniel Staggers
Daniel Staggers Acum 19 Zile
I wouldn't knock airbags in cars. Despite the prior race to the bottom on price, they have been a HUGE success. My car has no less than 9 of them, figure 500 dollars a piece and that's almost 5,000 dollars just in airbags alone; and if they all deploy at the same time the car is totaled just from the airbag damage. Imagine being the tester at the factory who crossed the wrong 2 wires. LOL All that money does make a difference however. Serious injuries in cars have become so rare, people feel free to drive like manics and still rarely get hurt in them. We've seen police chases that end in spectacular crashes and the perp just walks away. From an old school motorhead standpoint, that's just impossible but there it is. It seems the only way to really get hurt in a car is to completely destroy the car and you and your airbags with it. Seriously. Just recently, if you look at Tiger Woods car, you can easily see how destroyed it was and it was obvious someone got hurt in it. Not so many years ago, it would have been just as obvious that someone got killed in it. That's not the case today, even in our perception of it. That's one of the reasons speed limits are up. Cars are much safer by degrees of magnitude and airbags are a very large part of that. And don't forget, the airbag systems are coupled with the seatbelts that are deployed with shotgun shells, you're not going anywhere. Sorry, even my 10 year old 2011 Jeep has 7 of them, and shotgun shell seatbelts, and weight monitoring seats. Really folks, 9 airbags. Steering wheel airbag, passenger side dash airbag, 2 front headrest airbags, 2 front seat bolster airbags, 2 front window curtain airbags, 1 full curtain airbag separating the front and back seats = 9. Anyone with a simple Dodge Charger or Challenger has that many. I'll bet many of you do too, no matter what you drive. And they're all variable power bags depending on how heavy each person is. The car monitors the weight in each seat. Like I said; the old school motorhead in me says this is impossible, but there it is and they obviously work very well.
Dan B
Dan B Acum 19 Zile
60lbs is nearly half my body weight... That thing would shit whip before it went off xD
MTG ONE Acum 19 Zile
As of right now Helite is not selling bags to the usa so if you check their site from the USA all sizes are out of stock. Probably because of fear of our tort system. Oh your client did not hook up the tether? The manufacturer should have made this automatic, judgment to the plaintiff for 30 million dollars.
naam Nichols
naam Nichols Acum 19 Zile
Funny i searched water airbags. And now u sell me this. Why dont u but a mask on it.
Robert raugh
Robert raugh Acum 19 Zile
I should use this
The1stHomosapien Acum 19 Zile
quentin tarrantino
Ryan McMurray
Ryan McMurray Acum 19 Zile
HA! "Mr. McMurray"!
Connemara biker
Connemara biker Acum 19 Zile
I own an ixon electronic airvest. One issue you missed was how an electronic vest will deploy if you are hit from behind and the side before you are impacted. The helite will not do that. You need to be talking from tbe bike for it to deploy. It certainly does offer excellent protection though. Good review, I think more people need to get into airbags, but I wouldn't discount the electronic ones.
Victor Acum 20 Zile
Man, I don't even own a bike, and think I should get one, just in case I get on a motorcycle.
Dindo Ducay
Dindo Ducay Acum 20 Zile
New subs from Philippines..👍👍
That Canadian Guy
That Canadian Guy Acum 20 Zile
I have the Helite Free-Air jacket. It has the turtle vest inside it, with CE level 2 back, shoulder, and elbow armor. Worth every penny, and well ventilated for the hotter rides. Never had a crash, but the neck protection alone makes me more confident knowing it's there.
Gus Kelty
Gus Kelty Acum 20 Zile
Why did you totally ignore that the main downside of the teather is that it fires based on distance alone? All those electronic ones fired way sooner than the teather would have because the bike and the rider were generally moving together, so smaller change in distance. And what do you mean by 'argon is proprietary', its an elemental gas?
kuladeeluxe Acum 20 Zile
Glad I went for the Turtle, did not like the fact that you have to send the others back for service and checks.. It is heavy when off the bike, but OK when riding it.
Clem's little friend
Clem's little friend Acum 21 o Zi
Is that Gibby from iCarly?
Lavagreat The great
Lavagreat The great Acum 21 o Zi
i don't own a bike, neither do i plan on buying one. But my man put it so well
BARS113113 Acum 21 o Zi
4:25 Will disagree with that statement. Airbag works only when you are flying to the moon or sliding under the truck, but I had a whiplash neck injury on 40km/h 9 years ago when I hit the car and stayed on the bike after that. An airbag wouldn’t work if it’s not reeeeealy that clever to read the road situation faster than me) Because of that I bought stx brace yesterday) less comfort more protection
sotiris gennatos
sotiris gennatos Acum 21 o Zi
Hey FortNie, like many people here apparently, I'm not fascinated by motorcycles and won't ride one in the foreseeable future, but your host is very talented so good job to him and the production.
Azraf Khan
Azraf Khan Acum 21 o Zi
He legit said dana white
Kevin R
Kevin R Acum 21 o Zi
This reminds me of a bicycle air-bag helmet.
Pratyush Mandal
Pratyush Mandal Acum 21 o Zi
Just say "wow" for one more time....😂
K K Acum 21 o Zi
Damn, just ordered helite turtle.. After this video, they are severely backlogged! Thanks Ryan.. 😀
Matteo p
Matteo p Acum 21 o Zi
Can you get it on different colours?
Matthew Acum 21 o Zi
This was an amazing video, covered five topics in under 10 minutes and you still felt like you got all the information you needed. History of MC ABs; check, how they work; check, different types; check, why MC riders don't wear them; check, consumer review of available models; check. It was well scripted, edited, and had some jokes for entertainment. Great video 5 stars.
Lael Grant
Lael Grant Acum 21 o Zi
Can the tether result in a pivot point in a crash that would result in a rider's body going down eg: into the front of a car rather than up over it?
Marc Schrewe
Marc Schrewe Acum 21 o Zi
Thanks to this video I have just bought the Helite. Now waiting for the snow to melt.....
John Quarter
John Quarter Acum 21 o Zi
If they were worried about safety...they wouldn't be riding a motorcycle. Duh...
Pierre Bergeron
Pierre Bergeron Acum 21 o Zi
This channel has produced top notch content for more than 2 years. Why has this particular video garnered so much views so rapidly? Somebody, please explain to me why this has seemingly wound up on so many walls?
Gustav Sand
Gustav Sand Acum 22 Zile
Spend 1000 on safety equipment so u will survive the breaking failure on your 1000 bike
Nat Britt
Nat Britt Acum 22 Zile
I had no idea they made those.
Aaryan Bhardwaj
Aaryan Bhardwaj Acum 22 Zile
0 to Dana White real quick Hahahaha
anfeild8 Acum 22 Zile
I think in time the bike will have a sensor or wrist sensor like in that film if you go away from the bike it will deploy as well as the string
Buster G
Buster G Acum 22 Zile
Shorts, sandals and a tank top is all I need! 🏍💨
Parker Donnelly
Parker Donnelly Acum 22 Zile
Every bit of extra protection helps. I’ve wrecked on the track with one on. Seems it did the job.
xLordMarshallx Acum 22 Zile
dont use this airbags we need this organ donators on 2 wheels 🤣🤣
Grant Perkins
Grant Perkins Acum 23 Zile
I'd forget I was hooked up and inflate the thing every time I got off the bike, no bullshit. There's enough to worry about already
jeeroylenkins Acum 23 Zile
He sounds and presents like a much calmer Linus from LTT. Same vibes.
Wankel Motor
Wankel Motor Acum 23 Zile
Looks like a nice option for downhill montainbiking.
Chris Shockley
Chris Shockley Acum 23 Zile
Heck, who needs an airbag when you already have a beer gut?
Ryan McGowan
Ryan McGowan Acum 23 Zile
Risk is a sliding scale and it is to be managed on a minute-by-minute basis. The question is not if you should use an airbag, but rather in what cases would it be beneficial? Do you wear a seatbelt to pull your car out of the garage to wash it? No. Do you wear it on 2-lane highways? Probably yes. Do you need an airbag for a 5-minute hop within your neighborhood? Probably not. Do you need one for a 5-hour ride in weekend traffic during spring break? The answer varies, and it's not always a definitive.
Angel22Black Acum 23 Zile
I don't have driver's license or any interest in driving but this thing is very cool imo. Get the black one and you're rocking it
Mallard Acum 23 Zile
Can't you just plug an electronic vest into a charger on your bike....?
B Pace
B Pace Acum 23 Zile
Even harley couldn't sell this apparel .
B Pace
B Pace Acum 23 Zile
I refuse to buy anything with proprietary parts/ cables etc...FU.
trevor connolly
trevor connolly Acum 23 Zile
Just purchased one Ryan, thanks as usual for excellent advice
20 21
20 21 Acum 23 Zile
Double add open from this. Bye bye not interested.
Alan Kennedy
Alan Kennedy Acum 23 Zile
Great video Fart9
Zoey Carey
Zoey Carey Acum 23 Zile
I bought the dainese
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