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Motorcycle Airbags Exist - But No One Uses Them?

Airbags are a no-brainer in cars. But the case is not so cut-and-dry on motorcycles. Here’s why airbags haven’t reached mainstream adoption on motorcycles.
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  1. Matt Max

    Matt Max

    Acum o Zi

    You should talk about the Proteksport/ Hit-air airbags too !

  2. Michael MacDowall

    Michael MacDowall

    Acum o Zi

    Thank you for this. I'm laughing and I have a new solution to a problem previously foreign to me.

  3. Stephen Custance

    Stephen Custance

    Acum o Zi

    Helite now do a new model called Helite e Turtle 2 will you be testing this.

  4. Marcus Chute

    Marcus Chute

    Acum 3 Zile

    I was playing krunker while watching this and got very thrown off by the stick keys sfx hahha

  5. Zool Helmi

    Zool Helmi

    Acum 3 Zile

    I just watch few of your vid and subscribed... Good information though..

  6. JuFo2707


    Acum 4 Zile

    Helite also offers full jackets with the airbag inside. I've been wearing one of those for close to 4 years now and it probably saved my life.

  7. NonexistentCheese


    Acum 4 Zile

    They need to make the helite turtle come in different colors because god knows people are gonna feel like idiots riding around in a bright yellow vest

    • Moments of Triumph

      Moments of Triumph

      Acum 16 ore

      Available in black as well.

  8. joe jack

    joe jack

    Acum 4 Zile

    Is Helite Turtle Airbag usable in a car during an accident?

  9. Daddy Nv

    Daddy Nv

    Acum 4 Zile

    At this point Its just the personality im here for great job

  10. ImaCoward124


    Acum 4 Zile

    Theres a difference between requiring it in a car vs requiring it with a motorcycle. In the car doesnt really affect the drivers wallet. There are $15k cars brand new with airbags. A requirement on motorcyclists would impact the riders wallet. The bike manufacturer cant do anything since its two wheels and it wont matter since youll be off the bike in a second. These are not cheap. Plus, there would be no way to reliably enforce it. If i am wearing a jacket, there is no way a cop can tell i am not wearing an airbag jacket, or wearing one underneath. Plus, there are still multiple states that do not even require riders to wear helmets.

  11. Iris Alm

    Iris Alm

    Acum 4 Zile

    I LOVE your videos, and this. Was. Perfection. Exactly what I needed, the information was perfect, thank you! You recommend the Helite Turtle tethered vest, but I've been looking at the (tethered) Helite GP Air because my suit has a back hump. Any thoughts? I'm assuming that tethered vests can be used when horse riding too (for all us horse riding motorcyclists:) Thanks so much again for all this absolutely amazing content 🌸🤗

  12. Howard Miller

    Howard Miller

    Acum 4 Zile

    I checked them out but they cost so much I couldn’t afford them so I decided to wait until the price comes down.

  13. Th3 GrandCOsmic

    Th3 GrandCOsmic

    Acum 4 Zile

    Don’t know why this was in my recommended don’t have a bike but I good video

  14. Aaron M

    Aaron M

    Acum 5 Zile

    'Buy this crap now because our nanny overlords will force us to anyway.' How about just getting rid of the nanny overlords? Anyone?

  15. Edward Yang

    Edward Yang

    Acum 5 Zile

    Thanks Ryan and the production team at Fortnine. Just placed my order today for a Hit-air safety vest

  16. Andy Bacon

    Andy Bacon

    Acum 6 Zile

    They say best way to get car drivers to drive carefully would be to fit a 6" spike on the steering wheel! If we remove too much risk from motorcycles, we become immune and just ride them even faster? 😊

  17. Hrbi


    Acum 6 Zile

    what if you get a airbag helmet that blows a bubble downwards and basicaly holds your neck in by pressing against your sholders

  18. Igmantis


    Acum 7 Zile

    Youd look a lot cooler if you got it in black tho

  19. Peter Peter

    Peter Peter

    Acum 8 Zile

    Matthias Meindl crash...Airbag did not open.....hahahahahah but he live.....

  20. PMitchell106


    Acum 8 Zile

    8:59 Riders choose against airbags primarily because of cost, inconvenience, or lack of awareness. Where is this "motorcyclists love danger" trope coming from?

  21. San Diego MTB

    San Diego MTB

    Acum 9 Zile

    I may be a month late but lent held me back from watching this on time. time to get caught up.

  22. James Esparza

    James Esparza

    Acum 9 Zile

    Pretty much all motorcycle gear cost the s*** ton. that's why I've been wearing the same crap helmet for 3 years now.

  23. Terje Amundsen

    Terje Amundsen

    Acum 10 Zile

    Great stuff! Could you guys do a video on the e-turtle 2? Definitely buying an airbag vest after watching this.

  24. Diving Falcon FPV

    Diving Falcon FPV

    Acum 10 Zile

    I want one in a nicer color

    • I Like Rocks

      I Like Rocks

      Acum 9 Zile

      Spray paint or get it redone

  25. Panos1972


    Acum 11 Zile

    This thing protects your neck but not your arms or legs were the vast majority of riders get hurt. So it is really a one trick pony for a rather unusual,mostly urban scenario,as motorcycles do not crash head on on the highway or even on back roads.Padded jackets are more than enough,thank you very much. Those insufferable safety maniacs should take their obsession somewhere else as far as i am concerned.I personally had enough with them this year,along with many others.

  26. Steven Stephan

    Steven Stephan

    Acum 11 Zile

    Buddy of mine bought one. Looks nice, bright af, and it's comfortable. Gonna get one too as soon as I can afford one.

  27. Luca C.

    Luca C.

    Acum 11 Zile

    That "Will I go from zero to Dana White in one forgetful step?" truly is the most unappreciated underrated sentence of the last decade. Do not even try to change my mind.

  28. Black Hammer

    Black Hammer

    Acum 11 Zile

    We don’t need the airbags, we are the airbags.

  29. ih302


    Acum 11 Zile

    That Honda ATC, I want it!

  30. Daniel Garton

    Daniel Garton

    Acum 12 Zile

    Hmmmm. I had half turned myself off the idea of a motorbike because of the safety risk. But watching this I feel safer already. Better rethink my next major purchase

  31. Joseph Daggett

    Joseph Daggett

    Acum 12 Zile

    They don't work unless you stay on the machine

  32. Motopolis Guatemala

    Motopolis Guatemala

    Acum 12 Zile

    Totalmente en desacuerdo, es una lástima, pensé en tus demás videos que tenías suficiente experiencia. Recuerda, en las motos existen, en su mayoría 3 puntos de impacto, el 1er es al caerte de la moto, ese impacto con tu “Airbag Conectado” si no te liberas de la moto no funciona de nada... 2do. Abrasión en el asfalto, si lograste liberarte o separarte de tu motocicleta tendrás esa protección del Airbag y por último el impacto final 3ero (no todas las veces lo vas a sufrir pero en su mayoría de casos si) vuelvo a lo mismo, si TU NO TE LIBERAS O SUELTAS DE LA MOTOCICLETA no estarás protegido. Ahora bien, el mundo de las motocicletas no está diseñado para “Comprar Cosas Baratas” y más cuando se trata de tu seguridad y protección. Me retiro con esta pregunta ¿Cuesta más un Airbag Electrónico que unas cuantas costillas quebradas? Saludos!

  33. Giga Azzahrawani

    Giga Azzahrawani

    Acum 13 Zile

    I just watched an ad for motorcycle airbag, and i don't even know how to ride a motorcycle. Thats how good the video is...

  34. gareth mayfield

    gareth mayfield

    Acum 13 Zile

    Thank you, that was very informative. I was going to buy the Dianase airbag jacket. Helite here I come. perfect.

  35. Not The weeknd • 25 years ago

    Not The weeknd • 25 years ago

    Acum 13 Zile

    5:11-5:29 wrong site

  36. GrooveSan


    Acum 13 Zile

    good luck with remembering to detach that cord every time you get off the bike

    • Moments of Triumph

      Moments of Triumph

      Acum 16 ore

      You don't need luck. If you get off it gives you a gentle tug then you remember to unclip it. At least that's what mine does. If someone can set it off when just getting off their bike...they're getting off their bike wrong 😆

  37. Thomas Hairston

    Thomas Hairston

    Acum 14 Zile

    I dont own a motorcycle yet but I want to get one soon and I want to be as safe as I can be. Will the airbags go off if I drop the bike? I feel like the airbag that is attached to the bike by a string would be more likely to go off vs the accelerometer but that one could still go off and I dont wanna have to pay or deal with the airbag everytime I drop the bike. Should I just wait until I drop my bike less to get the airbag?

  38. Dodzilla D

    Dodzilla D

    Acum 14 Zile

    Thank you but I'm not convinced enough to carry a highly pressurized CO2 tube on my chest. This thing will hit the bike and will be squeezed between me and the bike before I got launched and before the cable detachment. Moreover, I am really skeptical about the safety of the tube during hot summer days.

  39. Ali H

    Ali H

    Acum 14 Zile

    I don’t know a thing about motorcycles but I really enjoyed the confident, knowledgeable way this guy spoke as he compared the airbags at the end and the effortless way he presents.

  40. Sven Høgdahl

    Sven Høgdahl

    Acum 14 Zile

    Cudos to presenter for clear, concise and honest talk 🙌 I've used a Helite Turtle 2 the last three seasons here in Norway. Luckily I have yet to know if it works when I actually need it, but I can say that the tether thing is a nobrainer after a few rides. I was also immediately attracted to this simple and low-tech release mechanism - at least for now; I can inspect and verify very quickly that it's in good shape and "active". I admit that I don't use the vest when I do short rides around town, and on those occasions I just tuck away the tether under the seat. I use it on all highway or longer trips, and I even bought the Hi-Vis version. The point is that I almost never meet other bikers with one around here. I get that those dollars can be difficult for young riders to spend, but I highly recommend it. Be yourself and ride safely. PS: the low-vis version is just a safe ;)

  41. SoCal Golf

    SoCal Golf

    Acum 14 Zile

    Guys don’t even want to wear helmets or gear

  42. SoCal Golf

    SoCal Golf

    Acum 14 Zile

    May work well to protect your organs but your legs and arms are still going to get mangled , I think I rather be dead .

  43. Average Ro

    Average Ro

    Acum 15 Zile

    9:13 can someone tell me where this music is from please? i want the full soundtrack

  44. Werwolf2k11


    Acum 15 Zile

    They are just too expensive tbh

  45. David Espy

    David Espy

    Acum 15 Zile

    Exactly what I was thinking: "Will he go from Zero to Dana White?"

  46. Christopher Wright

    Christopher Wright

    Acum 15 Zile

    What about the Hit-Air airbag vest made in B.C, anyone uses one, and what are your thoughts

  47. OldMysticFantasist


    Acum 15 Zile

    Haven't ridden in 35 years, but just put a down payment on a used midlife crisis reverse trike. Love your content, analysis, and humorous/nerdy delivery.

  48. Daniel Staggers

    Daniel Staggers

    Acum 16 Zile

    I wouldn't knock airbags in cars. Despite the prior race to the bottom on price, they have been a HUGE success. My car has no less than 9 of them, figure 500 dollars a piece and that's almost 5,000 dollars just in airbags alone; and if they all deploy at the same time the car is totaled just from the airbag damage. Imagine being the tester at the factory who crossed the wrong 2 wires. LOL All that money does make a difference however. Serious injuries in cars have become so rare, people feel free to drive like manics and still rarely get hurt in them. We've seen police chases that end in spectacular crashes and the perp just walks away. From an old school motorhead standpoint, that's just impossible but there it is. It seems the only way to really get hurt in a car is to completely destroy the car and you and your airbags with it. Seriously. Just recently, if you look at Tiger Woods car, you can easily see how destroyed it was and it was obvious someone got hurt in it. Not so many years ago, it would have been just as obvious that someone got killed in it. That's not the case today, even in our perception of it. That's one of the reasons speed limits are up. Cars are much safer by degrees of magnitude and airbags are a very large part of that. And don't forget, the airbag systems are coupled with the seatbelts that are deployed with shotgun shells, you're not going anywhere. Sorry, even my 10 year old 2011 Jeep has 7 of them, and shotgun shell seatbelts, and weight monitoring seats. Really folks, 9 airbags. Steering wheel airbag, passenger side dash airbag, 2 front headrest airbags, 2 front seat bolster airbags, 2 front window curtain airbags, 1 full curtain airbag separating the front and back seats = 9. Anyone with a simple Dodge Charger or Challenger has that many. I'll bet many of you do too, no matter what you drive. And they're all variable power bags depending on how heavy each person is. The car monitors the weight in each seat. Like I said; the old school motorhead in me says this is impossible, but there it is and they obviously work very well.

  49. Dan B

    Dan B

    Acum 16 Zile

    60lbs is nearly half my body weight... That thing would shit whip before it went off xD

  50. MTG ONE


    Acum 16 Zile

    As of right now Helite is not selling bags to the usa so if you check their site from the USA all sizes are out of stock. Probably because of fear of our tort system. Oh your client did not hook up the tether? The manufacturer should have made this automatic, judgment to the plaintiff for 30 million dollars.

  51. naam Nichols

    naam Nichols

    Acum 16 Zile

    Funny i searched water airbags. And now u sell me this. Why dont u but a mask on it.

  52. Robert raugh

    Robert raugh

    Acum 16 Zile

    I should use this

  53. The1stHomosapien


    Acum 16 Zile

    quentin tarrantino

  54. Ryan McMurray

    Ryan McMurray

    Acum 16 Zile

    HA! "Mr. McMurray"!

  55. Connemara biker

    Connemara biker

    Acum 16 Zile

    I own an ixon electronic airvest. One issue you missed was how an electronic vest will deploy if you are hit from behind and the side before you are impacted. The helite will not do that. You need to be talking from tbe bike for it to deploy. It certainly does offer excellent protection though. Good review, I think more people need to get into airbags, but I wouldn't discount the electronic ones.

  56. Victor


    Acum 16 Zile

    Man, I don't even own a bike, and think I should get one, just in case I get on a motorcycle.

  57. Dindo Ducay

    Dindo Ducay

    Acum 17 Zile

    New subs from Philippines..👍👍

  58. That Canadian Guy

    That Canadian Guy

    Acum 17 Zile

    I have the Helite Free-Air jacket. It has the turtle vest inside it, with CE level 2 back, shoulder, and elbow armor. Worth every penny, and well ventilated for the hotter rides. Never had a crash, but the neck protection alone makes me more confident knowing it's there.

  59. Gus Kelty

    Gus Kelty

    Acum 17 Zile

    Why did you totally ignore that the main downside of the teather is that it fires based on distance alone? All those electronic ones fired way sooner than the teather would have because the bike and the rider were generally moving together, so smaller change in distance. And what do you mean by 'argon is proprietary', its an elemental gas?

  60. kuladeeluxe


    Acum 17 Zile

    Glad I went for the Turtle, did not like the fact that you have to send the others back for service and checks.. It is heavy when off the bike, but OK when riding it.

  61. Clem's little friend

    Clem's little friend

    Acum 17 Zile

    Is that Gibby from iCarly?

  62. Lavagreat The great

    Lavagreat The great

    Acum 18 Zile

    i don't own a bike, neither do i plan on buying one. But my man put it so well

  63. BARS113113


    Acum 18 Zile

    4:25 Will disagree with that statement. Airbag works only when you are flying to the moon or sliding under the truck, but I had a whiplash neck injury on 40km/h 9 years ago when I hit the car and stayed on the bike after that. An airbag wouldn’t work if it’s not reeeeealy that clever to read the road situation faster than me) Because of that I bought stx brace yesterday) less comfort more protection

  64. sotiris gennatos

    sotiris gennatos

    Acum 18 Zile

    Hey FortNie, like many people here apparently, I'm not fascinated by motorcycles and won't ride one in the foreseeable future, but your host is very talented so good job to him and the production.

  65. Azraf Khan

    Azraf Khan

    Acum 18 Zile

    He legit said dana white

  66. Kevin R

    Kevin R

    Acum 18 Zile

    This reminds me of a bicycle air-bag helmet.

  67. Pratyush Mandal

    Pratyush Mandal

    Acum 18 Zile

    Just say "wow" for one more time....😂

  68. K K

    K K

    Acum 18 Zile

    Damn, just ordered helite turtle.. After this video, they are severely backlogged! Thanks Ryan.. 😀

  69. Matteo p

    Matteo p

    Acum 18 Zile

    Can you get it on different colours?

  70. Matthew


    Acum 18 Zile

    This was an amazing video, covered five topics in under 10 minutes and you still felt like you got all the information you needed. History of MC ABs; check, how they work; check, different types; check, why MC riders don't wear them; check, consumer review of available models; check. It was well scripted, edited, and had some jokes for entertainment. Great video 5 stars.

  71. Lael Grant

    Lael Grant

    Acum 18 Zile

    Can the tether result in a pivot point in a crash that would result in a rider's body going down eg: into the front of a car rather than up over it?

  72. Marc Schrewe

    Marc Schrewe

    Acum 18 Zile

    Thanks to this video I have just bought the Helite. Now waiting for the snow to melt.....

  73. John Quarter

    John Quarter

    Acum 18 Zile

    If they were worried about safety...they wouldn't be riding a motorcycle. Duh...

  74. Pierre Bergeron

    Pierre Bergeron

    Acum 18 Zile

    This channel has produced top notch content for more than 2 years. Why has this particular video garnered so much views so rapidly? Somebody, please explain to me why this has seemingly wound up on so many walls?

  75. Gustav Sand

    Gustav Sand

    Acum 18 Zile

    Spend 1000 on safety equipment so u will survive the breaking failure on your 1000 bike

  76. Nat Britt

    Nat Britt

    Acum 18 Zile

    I had no idea they made those.

  77. Aaryan Bhardwaj

    Aaryan Bhardwaj

    Acum 19 Zile

    0 to Dana White real quick Hahahaha

  78. anfeild8


    Acum 19 Zile

    I think in time the bike will have a sensor or wrist sensor like in that film if you go away from the bike it will deploy as well as the string

  79. Buster G

    Buster G

    Acum 19 Zile

    Shorts, sandals and a tank top is all I need! 🏍💨

  80. Parker Donnelly

    Parker Donnelly

    Acum 19 Zile

    Every bit of extra protection helps. I’ve wrecked on the track with one on. Seems it did the job.

  81. xLordMarshallx


    Acum 19 Zile

    dont use this airbags we need this organ donators on 2 wheels 🤣🤣

  82. Grant Perkins

    Grant Perkins

    Acum 19 Zile

    I'd forget I was hooked up and inflate the thing every time I got off the bike, no bullshit. There's enough to worry about already

  83. jeeroylenkins


    Acum 20 Zile

    He sounds and presents like a much calmer Linus from LTT. Same vibes.

  84. Wankel Motor

    Wankel Motor

    Acum 20 Zile

    Looks like a nice option for downhill montainbiking.

  85. Chris Shockley

    Chris Shockley

    Acum 20 Zile

    Heck, who needs an airbag when you already have a beer gut?

  86. Ryan McGowan

    Ryan McGowan

    Acum 20 Zile

    Risk is a sliding scale and it is to be managed on a minute-by-minute basis. The question is not if you should use an airbag, but rather in what cases would it be beneficial? Do you wear a seatbelt to pull your car out of the garage to wash it? No. Do you wear it on 2-lane highways? Probably yes. Do you need an airbag for a 5-minute hop within your neighborhood? Probably not. Do you need one for a 5-hour ride in weekend traffic during spring break? The answer varies, and it's not always a definitive.

  87. Angel22Black


    Acum 20 Zile

    I don't have driver's license or any interest in driving but this thing is very cool imo. Get the black one and you're rocking it

  88. Mallard


    Acum 20 Zile

    Can't you just plug an electronic vest into a charger on your bike....?

  89. B Pace

    B Pace

    Acum 20 Zile

    Even harley couldn't sell this apparel .

  90. B Pace

    B Pace

    Acum 20 Zile

    I refuse to buy anything with proprietary parts/ cables etc...FU.

  91. trevor connolly

    trevor connolly

    Acum 20 Zile

    Just purchased one Ryan, thanks as usual for excellent advice

  92. 20 21

    20 21

    Acum 20 Zile

    Double add open from this. Bye bye not interested.

  93. Alan Kennedy

    Alan Kennedy

    Acum 20 Zile

    Great video Fart9

  94. Zoey Carey

    Zoey Carey

    Acum 20 Zile

    I bought the dainese

  95. mark walburg

    mark walburg

    Acum 20 Zile

    They need to include these free of charge with the bike.

  96. MrTnbopp123


    Acum 20 Zile

    Is he 9 or 39, he looks like a weird mix

  97. Gabriel Tobing

    Gabriel Tobing

    Acum 21 o Zi

    8:27 This sounds like something Apple would do, Samsung would criticize and then themselves follow suit.

  98. G.G.


    Acum 21 o Zi

    If the Helite turtle wasn't so damn ugly, this would resonate better.

  99. wozal


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Interesting , i didn't even know they existed , thanks man well put together.

  100. Sourav Ray

    Sourav Ray

    Acum 21 o Zi

    Take a Train or Get a Car instead 😅 I apologise in advance 🙏