As from 2021 the obligation to wear an approved airbag jacket remains and from 2024 it will be compulsory to have an airbag vest with double triggering (two possible inflations and therefore two cartridges).
As mentioned in the FIM regulations, the rider undertakes to wear an airbag vest equipped with its two functional cartridges and to carry one more on his machine (one of the 6 presented at scrutineering).
In addition, the rider must have replacement cartridge sets, as defined in the FIM rules below:
80.8.6 Replacement cartridge sets for Airbag equipment
During the scrutineering, the competitor must present and have his spare cartridges marked by the technical officials:
- 3 sets of replacement cartridges for a rally
- 6 sets of replacement cartridges for a Marathon rally (Dakar)
At the refuelling point, the people in place will be able to help you to replace these cartridges if needed.
The organiser will no longer provide new cartridges in exchange for the old ones as in the past.
You will find below the list of approved airbags and the corresponding label that must be present on your jacket and that will be checked during the technical controls.
In order to ease the purchase of your airbag jacket, you can find below all the information related to the different commercialized products compliant with the F.I.M homologation.