Helite innovates for the Dakar

For this 2023 edition, Helite is offering a new version of its Off-Road airbag. The feedback from the 2021 and 2022 Dakar Rallies has enabled us to develop an airbag that better meets the demands of the riders and the extreme conditions. We are proud to participate in this challenge and equip these courageous riders to reinforce our commitment to protecting motorcyclists, whatever their activity!

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  • visuel_offroad_face
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  • picto_helite_sanstexte_unnamed_2 OFFROAD TECHNOLOGY

    By Helite

  • picto_helite_sanstexte_volume VOLUME OF PROTECTION


  • picto_helite_sanstexte_electronic ELECTRONIC DETECTION

    80 ms

  • picto_helite_sanstexte_reutilisable REUSABLE

    in few minutes

  • picto_helite_sanstexte_rechargeable AUTONOMY 25H

    simple recharge

  • picto_site_helite_sanstexte_cartouche-de-secours SPARE CARTRIDGE

    Trigger x2

Ergonomic Design

The extreme conditions of the Dakar make comfort a priority for this “off-road” airbag waistcoat! The riders will be riding for hours with considerable temperature variations.

The airbag waistcoat, which is worn under the pilot’s jacket, has therefore been designed to meet their requirements:

  • A breathable, ultra-resistant, elastic technical fabric that adapts perfectly to their morphology and stretches when inflated.
  • A very light airbag waistcoat, weight distribution
  • Removable sleeves
  • A pocket on the back for a water bag



The Off-Road airbag waistcoat is equipped with 2 independent cartridges. This remarkable innovation will allow riders not to have to change the cartridge after the first inflation and immediately start racing again without losing time.

The electronic system of this off-road airbag automatically switches between empty and full cartridges.

When both cartridges are empty, the airbag indicates this via a light and sound signal. The rider must replace the cartridges in a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.

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Our R&D team has developed a remote button on the front of the Off-Road waistcoat that allows the airbag to be turned on/off and its operational status to be checked. An improvement that simplifies its use and reassures riders.

  • ON/OFF button
  • Battery level
  • Airbag operating status
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Helite has chosen to integrate high-quality passive protections to increase the safety of the pilots as much as possible and thus preserve vital areas.



The waistcoat uses electronic airbag technology developed by Helite.

The “Off Road” detection mode was specially developed for Dakar. Indeed, in this mythical race, the conditions are extreme and unique, so we had to adapt to offer a tailor-made detection.

The electronic card has been positioned on the backrest to follow the rider’s movements in real-time, analyse the situation and detect the fall as quickly as possible to activate the airbag inflation.

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As usual, the focus was on optimal protection with the following:

  • volume of protection: 14L
  • ultra-fast inflation: in 80 ms
  • protection of vital parts: cervical, thorax, abdomen, back and spine
  • TURTLE technology: reinforced back protection and better distribution of impact force.

We protect them

Some forty drivers have placed their trust in us and have chosen Helite protection for the 2022 and 2023 Dakar.

We are proud to be able to equip them for this adventure where extraordinary human stories are written.

  • benjamin melot BENJAMIN MELOT
  • audrey rossat AUDREY ROSSAT
  • alexandre giroud ALEXANDRE GIROUD
  • alexandre azinhais ALEXANDRE AZINHAIS
  • Toni vingut TONI VINGUT
  • stephan darques STEPHANE DARQUES
  • norbert dubois NORBERT DUBOIS
  • milan engel MILAN ENGEL
  • martin michek MARTIN MICHEK
  • mario patrao MARIO PATRAO
  • marc calmet MARC CALMET
  • juan pablo guillen rivera JUAN PABLO GUILLEN RIVERA
  • gabor sagmeister GABOR SAGHMEISTER
  • francesco catanese FRANCESCO CATANESE
  • emanuel gyenes EMANUEL GYENES
  • eduardo iglesias sanchez EDUARDO IGLESIAS SANCHEZ