The Australian Motorbike Council is asking riders to assist them work out a ranking system for helmet consolation by way of an on-line survey.
Outcomes will likely be provided to the Australian Shopper Ranking and Evaluation of Security Helmets (CRASH) working group to evaluate.
They may embody these leads to their helmet consolation ranking system.
The survey asks riders to charge helmets on seven elements:
- Visor’s skill to withstand fogging up
- Potential to seal out moisture
- Noise inside helmet
- Air flow inside helmet
- Aerodynamic neck loading (a wind tunnel check)
- Helmet weight
- Peripheral view
CRASH is run by a consortium of presidency businesses, insurance coverage corporations and the Australian Motorbike Council to offer riders with impartial and constant info on the degrees of safety from harm in a crash offered by motorbike helmets and the consolation degree of the helmet.
It’s much like the great British SHARP helmet security scheme which has examined and rated lots of of helmets.
However they don’t charge consolation which might be simply as essential as security as a result of a helmet that’s not snug is usually a distraction that might trigger a crash.
Of explicit curiosity in Australia is the flexibility to maintain your head cool in our oppressive summer season warmth and humidity.
Sadly it’s almost unattainable to check the consolation of a helmet in a store.
You solely get to check that when you purchase the helmet and experience with it for a number of hours. After which it’s too late should you uncover painful stress factors, or noise, aero and air flow points.
Maybe we’d like testing rooms at motorbike outlets the place you may attempt on a helmet and sit on a sofa for an hour with a fan blowing sizzling air at your head!
In the meantime, an impartial helmet consolation ranking system is an effective 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.