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SHARP Now Testing Flip-up Motorcycle Helmets

2
December
2008
  Posted at 06:34:45 PM
  File under  Helmets Web
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

The folks at the UK Department of Transport SHARP {link} (Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme) have built up quite an extensive database of motorcycle helmets. They test helmets, and then rate them according to their safety. Helmets are rated from 1 to 5, with one being the equivalent of an egg shell.

SHARP have now started testing flip-up helmets. These kind of helmets have long been a source of discussion on most motorcycle forums. Many people say that they are less safe then full face helmets. Well, here are the scientific facts as per SHARP. They studied the chinguards and locking mechanism of these type of helmets.

The first 20 have been entered in their extensive database:

Make Model
Rating
AGV Longway
4
Airoh Matisse RS
2
BMW System 5
5
Caberg Trip
5
Justissimo GT
4
Duchinni D601
1
G-MAC Concept
3
Grex RF2
4
KBC FFR
1
Lazer Granville
4
Revolution
4
Nolan N103
4
N102
4
ROOF Boxer
4
Schuberth C2
4
Shark Openline
3
Evoline
4
Shoei Multitech
3
Viper RS V121
3
RS RS101
4


SHARP Nolan N103 test
For each helmet, a part from the standard functions and features, you'll see a graphic like this.

This tells you how reliable the most vulnerable part of a flip-up helmet is. Compared with the Duchinni D601 which failed 30% of time...


Very interesting site...the only I've found so far in the world. Congratulations SHARP!

Click here to access the SHARP database Open link in a new window





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