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Angus Farquhar  says:

Goldwing airbag explodes

Honda gave a graphic demonstration of its Goldwing airbag system at its pre-Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, and we’ve got video of it going off on stage. Honda made a big play on its new push towards safer motorcycling and showed the airbag in action for the first time in public and you can watch the video below

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  • Posted 8 years ago (25 February 2007 21:54)

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joeslow

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joeslow says:

Why Honda?

This all smacks of public relations hype. Over the years I've spoken to many main dealer garage personnel about airbags in cars. There are quite a few instances of airbags going off inside vehicles without provocation, and also airbags that don't activate in a crash. The last thing I want is an big white bag going off by itself, putting me into a state of shock and causing me to lose control. I'd like to see a video of a rider on the same goldwing at speed with the bag activated without warning. If Honda put this into production, then it must be totally screened from radio and radar interference. All wiring will have to be properly decoupled at all RF frequencies and the control unit built to aerospace standards. Some cars with susceptible and complex electronic control systems are well known to malfunction when in proximity to high power radar transmissions, so don't think you are immune Honda marketing. Airbags are not the answer, rider training and high quality protective clothing are. More forwards please Honda...

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LaughingGas says:

Video doesn't work!

Video doesn't work!

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