The Misano GP gave Dainese and AGV the opportunity to present a new head-to-toe safety system consisting of Mugello R D-air leathers and the Pista GP R helmet. Special testimonial for the presentation was Valentino Rossi, who will be the first to wear the new gear for his home race.
The Doctor was also directly involved in development: “We began this year. We started from a very good base, but we were able to improve it. I am surprised at how quick the guys at Dainese are and I’ll be able to wear the leathers and helmet already at Misano.”
The new head-to-toe safety system, consisting of the AGV Pista GP R helmet and the Dainese Mugello R D-air® racing suit, represents a further milestone in safety technology. The outfit introduces several state-of-the-art technologies and innovations, conceived by the Dainese Science and Research Center.
Pista GP R, evolution of the groundbreaking Pista GP, the Moto GP helmet, is the most protective helmet ever developed. Perfect combination of protection, performance and comfort, the 3 key pillars of the AGV Extreme Standards development protocol, Pista GP R offers increased field of vision, through the introduction of Race 3 Max Pinlock®, a Class 1 Optic visor with 100% Max Vision Pinlock® (120) and is characterized by a new-patented Visor Lock System (VLS).
Aerodynamic performance has been improved thanks to the new wind-tunnel-tested Biplano rear spoiler, while comfort benefits from a new patented interiors structure and an implemented Integrated Ventilation System (IVS). Pista GP R is the first helmet to include a hydration system, featuring internal channels and a drinking valve placed inside the chin area.
The newborn Dainese Mugello R D-air® racing suit represents Dainese state-of-the-art safety technology, introducing over 25 new features and several pioneering innovations leading to 5 new patents. The D-air® platform has been implemented to extend the area covered by the airbag: from neck, shoulders and collarbones, to the lower sides of the rib cage.
The suit features a redesigned and seamless-integrated LED interface and a patented Intelligent Emergency Lighting System directly triggered by the sophisticated D-air® algorithm.
Mugello R D-air® offers enhanced comfort and protection thanks to the application of an adaptive knee construction and innovative constructive solutions as high-performance pre-curved engineered textiles and tri-axial elastics. The elbow construction has also been re-engineered, introducing an optimized slider shape and a quick release system.
“The AGV Pista GP R and the Dainese Mugello R D-air®, our new head-to-toe safety system for motorcycle racing, yet represent another milestone in safety technology” stated Cristiano Silei, Dainese Group CEO. “The Dainese Group confirms its total commitment to safety, fueled by the knowhow of the Dainese Science and Research Center and supported by continuous research and development efforts with its athletes.”
The AGV Pista GP R, presented in 5 graphics and 2 carbon variants, will be available from November 2016 starting from €1,200. The Dainese Mugello R D-air® racing suit, available also through Dainese’s custom works program, will be introduced in 2 color options from April 2017 starting from €3,999.