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to send motorcyclists to safety, (or at least closer to heaven)
A product / adjustment to a motocycle (or perhaps even bicycle):
The saddle is placed on top of 2 curved grooves (one on each side) that are part of the cycle's body, and go from horizontal up to a 45 degree angle. The saddle rests on the bottom/horizontal part of the groove, and is attached by fasteners
that are designed to break in the event of a quick decelleration.
In the event of a forward crash, the fasteners break, your saddle goes forward and then upwards a bit. Maybe just enough to clear the crash...
.... and maybe with enough hangtime to do a tuck & roll....
It's a very cheap automatic ejection seat, which uses your rapic decelleration to both trigger it and power it.
||There needs to be more to this rig:
1) A harness to keep the seat and rider together
2) A parachute that deploys based on altitiude
3) A radio locator
4) Emergency rations
And in the event of an emergency, the seat should be usable as a floatation device.
||Sure, but most of those add-ons (rations & radio) could be on the bike anyway. I don't think a parachute would be a needed complexity though. We're talking about adding some feature to help in some scenarios, but not guaranteeing life-safety.
||Also, I think some folks may want to engage this feature recreationally....
||You might want to add suction cups for retrieving the rider's testicles from their abdominal cavity.