August 8, 2022

The Australian Bike Council is asking riders to assist them work out a score system for helmet consolation through an on-line survey.

Outcomes will probably be provided to the Australian Shopper Ranking and Evaluation of Security Helmets (CRASH) working group to evaluate.

They’ll embody these ends in their helmet consolation score system.

The survey asks riders to charge helmets on seven elements:

  1. Visor’s means to withstand fogging up
  2. Capacity to seal out moisture
  3. Noise inside helmet
  4. Air flow inside helmet
  5. Aerodynamic neck loading (a wind tunnel check)
  6. Helmet weight
  7. Peripheral view

CRASH is run by a consortium of presidency companies, insurance coverage corporations and the Australian Bike Council to offer riders with unbiased and constant info on the degrees of safety from harm in a crash offered by motorbike helmets and the consolation stage of the helmet.

It’s just like the great British SHARP helmet security scheme which has examined and rated a whole bunch of helmets.

However they don’t charge consolation which could be simply as essential as security as a result of a helmet that isn’t comfy could be a distraction that would trigger a crash.

Of specific curiosity in Australia is the power to maintain your head cool in our oppressive summer time warmth and humidity.

Sadly it’s almost inconceivable to check the consolation of a helmet in a store.

You solely get to check that when you purchase the helmet and trip with it for a number of hours. After which it’s too late for those who uncover painful strain factors, or noise, aero and air flow points.

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Maybe we want testing rooms at motorbike retailers the place you’ll be able to attempt on a helmet and sit on a sofa for an hour with a fan blowing scorching air at your head!

In the meantime, an unbiased helmet consolation score system is an efficient information.

So get cracking and fill within the survey now by clicking right here.  It solely takes seconds.

However be fast because the survey closes on 13 December 2021.