EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 1621

 

In Europe there is a standard with four sections relating to the elements of impact protection for motorcyclists, evaluating the performance of the devices by measuring the force transmitted to the person in the event of a collision..

What are the sections of the Standard?

EN 1621-1

 

It assesses devices designed to protect the shoulder, elbow and forearm, hip, knee and lower leg. For this test, the kinetic energy of the impact from the falling mass must be 50J.

 

 

A protector subjected to this test method is considered approved, if an average of nine tests are less than 35 kN, and if none of the impacts are greater than 50 kN.

 

EN 1621-4

 

Evaluates the inflatable protectors for motorcyclists, which establishes inflation times, a more demanding index of energy absorption, coverage areas, among others.

 

The test and the procedure is similar to the EN 1621-1 standard, however the form of the mass and the weight change.

EN 1621-2/3 


Evaluates devices designed to protect the chest and back respectively. The test and the procedure is similar to the EN 1621-1 standard, however changes the form of the mass and the anvil.

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