Originally Posted by Valentino
I see the Venture DPS has replaced the DPS 03 jacket. However, the new Venture DPS airbag protects the neck. Whereas the old DPS 03 airbag protected the neck, torso, back, sacrum and clavicles. It looks like the new jacket and vests have less airbag protection (especially compated to Hit Air, Wairbag, etc).
Please could you explain the change?
The new DPS Neck Airbag
has been developed for 2 main reasons:
>lower inflation time compare to full airbag (less volume = less time);
>possibility to cover chest area with CE Certified Warrior Chest protector and to cover back area with a Level 2 Warrior Evo protector. These protectors were not available when full airbag was launched in the market; in particular, chest protector has been introduced 3 years ago and level 2 back 2 years ago.
So we can say that Neck Airbag + Chest protector + Level 2 protector
= similar protection than full airbag.
Hope I was compact but clear.
Thanks again for your interest
Matteo De Vito
Spidi Marketing Dept
Vicenza - Italy