Ducati Corse |D |air® K1 racing suit: wearable technology

Ducati Corse |D |air® K1 racing suit: wearable technology

  • The Ducati Corse racing suit is made with the best materials and technical solutions
  • Thanks to the integrated personal protection gear, it guarantees safety and comfort
  • Ducati Corse |D |air® K1 is available only made to measure and fully customizable

Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 16 March 2018 - For Ducati, safety comes first. For this reason, technical sportswear is created by selecting the best materials and technical solutions. The Ducati Corse |D |air® K1 racing suit, produced by Dainese exclusively for Ducati, is actual Smart Clothing, wearable technology made for enthusiasts who want to feel like real racers.

The technological heart of the suit is the integrated |D |air® system, which is an innovative personal protective gear that uses an airbag to protect the neck, shoulders, clavicles and ribs. The device doesn’t need a physical connection to the motorcycle, it activates electronically in the event of rolling skidding or high side at speeds above 50 km/h. The algorithm can recognize the impact and dynamic of the fall and decide in a few thousands of a second whether to inflate the airbag. The latter is made with patented 3D technology by Dainese that, taking advantage of a microfilament construction, ensures uniform inflation and high protection. The suit's safety is further enhanced by CE-certified components like composite protections on elbows and knees and Pro-Armor protectors on shoulders and hips, and seamless aluminum inserts on shoulders, elbows and knees.

The other element that is a high priority for Ducati is comfort, guaranteed primarily by the choice of materials. Kangaroo leather, chosen by many professional riders for its particular characteristics, has a reduced thickness that makes it ideal in terms of lightness and fit, as well as having excellent resistance to tears and abrasions. To guarantee freedom of movement, the suit is also equipped with triaxial elastic inserts, a patented construction combined with an elastic element; in a single piece this material stretches in 3 different directions to accommodate the racer's movements.

This sartorial jewel is available only made to measure and customizable in its details through the choice of colors, the positioning of logos, texts and images. You can create your own sketch of a Ducati Corse |D |air® K1 using the virtual configurator at www.ducatisumisura.com, and then complete the order via your local Ducati dealer.