Yamaha’s Crotch Airbag

yamaha crotch airbag

By David Ponce

Yes, yes, we’re about four days late, but this is too good to just pass up on. Anyone with certain equipment between the legs will probably feel a tingle of joy at the knowledge that the designers at Yamaha actually integrated their man parts’ well being into their latest scooter, the ASV-3.

That’s right. If you crash while driving this thing, an airbag will deploy from under the seat, presumably keeping that particular point of impact a little safer. My issue is this: airbags tend to inflate with some violence. So, couldn’t this potentially increase the nuts/not nuts closing velocity, thus ensuring even greater damage?

[Taipei Times] VIA [TechEBlog]

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