PTW manufacturers and specialized equipment manufacturers know that motorcycles or scooters can seriously affect your health. In order to limit the risks, Peugeot Scooters proposes, in turn, an Airbag reflective vest.
Legally proud to be the first manufacturer to have equipped a scooter 125 with a standard ABS braking system (read our test MNC March 23, 2006: Peugeot Steles 125, ready for takeoff), Peugeot Scooters "goes further by proposing equipment to protect the driver and passenger directly ": the airbag vest!
Developed in collaboration with specialists of Halite / Protein bag, this hi vis vest is simple and - we hope! - effective: unlike the "wireless" electronic vests of Bering and Dinesen (read our Special MNC Airbag Motorcycle Folder), the system proposed by the manufacturer franc-comatose binds the scooter to its user with a security cordon, as on the jackets DiMaggio and the Aurelia or Gauzy jackets (read MNC of 2 July 2010 and MNC of 17 September 2010).
"The trigger is a mechanical system consisting of a striker, a ball-key, and a spring," describes Peugeot. "In the event of a fall, the key ball connected to the safety cord is detached and the striker pierces the cartridge under the pressure of the spring." The high-strength polyurethane air cushions then create a 0.35kg inflated protective shell. / cc that unfolds in 0.1 seconds The cushions automatically deflate in a few tens of seconds.
The vest (sewn-in reflective fabric)weighs less than a kilo and is worn - no sir agent, not above a simple shirt! - above the jacket or jacket. In case of a fall and if the vest is not damaged, a new CO2 cartridge (€ 29.99) and a connecting cord (€ 22) are required to hit the road.
Available in "high visibility neon yellow" or in black, in all sizes from S to XL, this new airbag is already available from Peugeot Scooters network dealers for € 449.90.