Will Motorcycle Helmets get bigger?
No... Get the image of juggernaut out of your head.
ECE.22.06 is a new level of testing, making sure that your gorgeous full carbon RPHA is going to do it's job and offer the most amount of protection.
Helmets are evolving just like everything else. Mobile phones started off big and bulky. Now you can walk the streets with an Xbox one in your pocket. The same goes for Helmets, well maybe not the Xbox part.. But using science, we now have the ability to use less materials whilst offering better impact absorbing technology.
Testing is now very comprehensive and requires a first round of helmet testing for an approval test and then a second round of testing on the finished production helmets.
For a helmet model that’s only sold with a single helmet shell (to cover all fitment sizes), that’ll mean testing 55 helmets.
For a more premium helmet – one that’s made in 3 different shell sizes – that means testing 135 helmets in all it’s different sizes, before they hit the shelves!
And that figure can go up even further if there are more variations – like if it’s available with two different types of fasteners.