Bikebone to market Hit-Air motorcycle jackets & vests
The Atlanta, GA based Bikebone.com and its parent company PEDCO, LLC have announced that they have an agreement with Mugen Denko to market the Hit-Air motorcycle jackets and vests in the U.S.
The “Hit-Air” motorcycle jacket incorporates an airbag system that inflates in one half second when a rider is accidentally ejected from a motorcycle or scooter to protect the neck, torso and hip. It also uses CE certified armor to protect the shoulders, elbows, and the spine. Activation is simple and automatic.
A coiled wire is attached to the motorcycle and the jacket. Once the rider and the motorcycle are separated, the coiled wire pulls a “key” out of a gas release system and inert gas inflates the air bag. The inflated jacket provides the necessary impact protection. After a few seconds the gas is automatically released through the gas release valve.
Rueben Jackson, PEDCO's CEO, notes, “Motorcycle popularity has increased due to high gas prices but so has the number of accidents. We were invited by NBC's KFOR TV in Oklahoma City to do a feature story about the safety benefits of Hit-Air in April 2008. This feature story had the highest ratings of any feature story for that ratings period.”
Jackson continues, “We believe that the market for innovative safety gear is exhibiting rapid growth in the powersports industry and has equal value for the equestrian industry. We examined several airbag safety jackets and decided to select Hit-Air as our preferred product because of its long history and it offers consumers the best value in terms of product quality, ease of use, and attractive styling.”
PEDCO is in business to market and develop high-technology products for the power sports enthusiasts . Although we effectively target many recreational markets, one of our great strengths is in the area of motorcycle, ATV and Cargo Trailer security and the recovery of those assets. For example, we named one of our companies Bikebone – after our patented antitheft device of the same name for motorcycles. Personal safety is also an area of the Power and Adventure Sports market that we have targeted with high tech safety apparel and cutting edge micro miniature GPS Tracking Systems.