Dainese has recently released its fourth episode in its web series documenting the company’s past, present and future. Entitled, “Archived,” this episode provides a sneak peak into Dainese’s enormous archive of used race suits, including suits worn by legends like Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz, Carl Fogarty, Nicky Hayden, Max Biaggi, and Valentino Rossi.
Apart from providing a historical timeline of racing’s past, the archive charts four decades of technical innovations. With over 1,000 suits, gloves, boots, and more, the archive is used as a tool for Dainese to analyze past crashes in order to improve safety for both both professional and amateur riders worldwide. For example, Agostini worked with Dainese to increase the comfort of leather suits, Roberts helped the company to invent the knee slider, and more recently, riders like Rossi helped develop the D-Air system.
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