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    Honda Motor develops airbags for motorcycles

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    TOKYO (AP) - Honda Motor Co. has developed airbags for motorcycles that the Japanese automaker says is the world's first for production motorcycles.

    The airbag, which inflates after sensors detect an oncoming crash, will be available on the new Gold Wing motorcycle that will go on sale in spring 2006 in the United States, Honda said Thursday.

    Tokyo-based Honda said the airbags will reduce injuries in head-on collisions.

    The airbag opens in front of the riders and reduces the speed at which they get thrown off the motorcycle, lessening injuries when they hit the road or another vehicle, it said.
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    Re: Honda Motor develops airbags for motorcycles

    The airbag opens in front of the riders and reduces the speed at which they get thrown off the motorcycle, lessening injuries when they hit the road or another vehicle, it said.
    Sounds a bit like the same logic behind a Kamikaze pilot who decides to wear a helmet...
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    Re: Honda Motor develops airbags for motorcycles

    Just make your ol' lady ride in front.
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    Re: Honda Motor develops airbags for motorcycles

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    The airbag, which inflates after sensors detect an oncoming crash, .
    Couldn't these same sensors be used to avoid the crash ? (joking)

    I really don't think I'd want these on a bike I drove. The last thing I want is the risk of these things popping out when I least suspect it. I don't want to be distracted if I'm about to wreck.
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    Re: Honda Motor develops airbags for motorcycles

    My airbag is the the front passenger seat. And I discovered that if you ever want to shut them up - slam on the brakes real hard.
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    Re: Honda Motor develops airbags for motorcycles

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    My airbag is the the front passenger seat. And I discovered that if you ever want to shut them up - slam on the brakes real hard.
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