Hey, everyone! I’ve seen all sorts of safety related items for motorcyclists ranging from braces to back protectors but I’d never seen an airbag system up close. To me it was this pro piece of kit only affordable to the big money race riders you see on the telly.
But after having them come into GhostBikes and having a play with them- The Merlin Airbag System is easy to use, easily affordable and really effective. There are two kinds available -The universal version that you wear like a normal backpack. And an integrated version that works with Merlin Airbag Ready Jackets so that the system is a part of the jacket instead of being worn over the top.
The Merlin Airbags use a lanyard that attaches to your bike with a clip. In an accident, the lanyard pulls free from the airbag and activates the system, filling the airbag in mere milliseconds. When fully inflated the Merlin airbag creates one big cushion that covers over the tail bone, right the way up the spine and the back of the neck. It helps to keep the spine from moving in ways that it shouldn’t while ensuring the head can’t move too far back and also helps to protect the back of the ribs.
At £329.99 the Merlin airbag system is quite nicely affordable and well worth the investment for riders going fast and travelling far.
Thanks for reading everyone! Until next time!