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Widespread suspension in the study on technical clothing for motorcyclists carried out by the Mutual Motorcycle Association
Widespread suspension in the study on technical clothing for motorcyclists carried out by the Mutual Motorcycle Association

Our readers José Luis and Raúl They sent us by mail the link of the report published by the Mutual Biker Association about the deficiencies found in the clothing that we motorcyclists wear for our protection when we circulate on our motorcycles. And the results are truly alarming because the suspense is almost generalized, and although we put aside the problems derived from incorrect marking, the data obtained is still quite bad.

The analyzed garments (helmets, jackets, leather suits, pants, boots, gloves and protections) were acquired in the same way as any user would. Although in some cases a large number of articles have not been used, the data obtained does serve to get an idea that not everything we find in stores, even if specifically manufactured, will be providing the service that we believe.

Helmet analysis:

A total of 57 helmets were analyzed: 37 integral, 8 jet type and 12 modular. To begin with, some of the modulars were actually type-approved as jet when the modulars cannot be used open due to the risk of neck injuries (the chin guard acts as a lever in a fall). Two of the models that did not certify passing the homologation tests (They had been purchased in shopping centers).

In total, 3.51% of the helmets in the sample showed some kind of deficiency. It is not a high number, but we will see in the following garments.


Jackets analysis:

58 jackets were scanned, of which, none accredited the EN-13595 standard, which is the one that governs motorcycle clothing. In addition, almost 90% of them did not accredit the EN-1621-2 back homologation standard and almost 20% did not have that of shoulder and elbow protections (EN-1621-1) either.

The biggest drawbacks that have been found during the tests have been that the fixation of the protections are quite unstable, even in one case to move and increase the injuries. As a general rule, protections remain better fixed in leather jackets than in sanity ones.

Leather overalls analysis:

Only 12 leather suits were analyzed, of which only 8, 33 proved to have passed the accreditation standards for motorcyclists. More than 80% did not exceed o It proved to exceed the back protection standard and in almost 20% that of the shoulders and knees.

Pants analysis:

The sample has also been small, with 13 models studied. Like jackets, none accredited the EN-13595 standard and about 15% that of protections. The vast majority did not have any type of protection on the buttocks and hips, areas of frequent impact in a fall.


Boot analysis:

In the boots section, the sample has been much larger, with 45 different footwear items. Only 26.66% They accredited having passed the EN-13634 standard that certifies the homologation of motorcyclist footwear. The worst area seen in the boots in the fit with the ankle since in some cases, it could even get thrown in the event of an accident.

Glove analysis:

42 different models have been studied and surprisingly more than 95% did not certify having passed EN-13594. Even some models, the labeling is incorrectly carried out, based on an incorrect standard.

The strength of the seams, lack of protection in impact areas or palm of the hand, joint between phalanges or individual protection for the little finger and short length in the wrist area.

Protection analysis:

The sample was made with 13 different types. Of them, the 50% of the trellises did not accredit comply with the EN-1621-2 standard and 22% of the bibs did not comply with the EN-1621-1.

Next, I leave you the link of the report so that you can take a look at it. And be very careful with what you buy.

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