MCN's senior road tester Adam Child has spent the afternoon with TT star Guy Martin as he tested the all new Dianese D-Air airbag suit recently revealed in MCN.
"It was a bizarre experience, more like the launching of a rocket rather than official testing of the new D-air suit.
"Guy was wired into a small control box, and after a space shuttle launch 3,2,1 the suit was activated.
"There was a startlingly loud bang, but on a race bike with ear plugs fitted you'd never notice. In fact it is hard to tell the difference between the new D-Air race suit and Guy's normal leathers."
Guy said: "It's mega, the suit feels the same as my normal race suit. After about 10 seconds, the airbag goes back down and you could carry on racing.
Top, mega, I love it."