HeliX Posted June 6, 2022 Share Posted June 6, 2022 8 minutes ago, Annoymouse said: If it’s proven they prevent injuries then yes they absolutely should be mandatory, is there anyone not wearing one for a slight weight advantage?, we keep being told every kilo counts but safety shouldn’t be scrimped on. Could bikes also be fitted with some sort of kill switch/tilt switch that if it’s involved in a big smash it automatically signals to race control?, something GPS/telematics based like a black box? Whether it's proven they prevent injuries or not is difficult. Motorcycle crashes are frequently odd. Expected outcomes from the mechanism of injury often don't play out - in both directions. You can have a horrific mechanism and be fine, or what appears to be a relatively benign crash and die. But yes they should probably be mandatory. Doubt anyone is scrimping on them for the sake of a kilo, maybe for the sake of a grand though. Accelerometer would do it for alerting an impact. Airbag suits already use a variety of metrics to inflate as early in a crash as possible. Don't see why there's a reason bikes transponders couldn't have something to communicate with race control. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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