Crash helmet ratings - SHARP

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Crash helmet ratings - SHARP

Post#1 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:59 am

Love it or loathe it; agree with their methods or not: but for now its the best way to tell how good a lid is.

http://dft-1-sharp.eduserv.org.uk

Another 28 tests just released:

NEW SAFETY ratings for motorcycle helmets were published today by Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick.
An extra 28 motorcycle helmets have been rated by SHARP - the Department for Transport's Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme - taking the total number of ratings published to 125.

Jim Fitzpatrick said:“If all riders wore the safest helmets available 50 lives could be saved each year so I am delighted to announce these new SHARP ratings.

“By providing the best safety information, reminding drivers of the importance of looking out for bikes and promoting further training and safe riding through the THINK! Motorcycle Academy I hope we can make the roads safer for motorcyclists and reduce the number of terrible tragedies we see each year.”

All helmets must meet minimum legal safety standards but the SHARP scheme uses a wider range of tests to provide riders with more information on how much protection a helmet can provide in a crash.

The objective advice, which includes important guidance on how to select a good fitting helmet, will help riders to choose the safest helmet suitable for them. The SHARP tests - which award ratings of between one and five stars - showed that the safety performance of helmets can vary by as much as 70%. With helmets across a wide price range scoring highly all riders should be able to find a high performing helmet in a size and style that fits them and at a price they want to pay.

SHARP Helmet Ratings

Make Model Rating (out of 5)
AGV K3 4
Arashi Galaxy 3
Arashi Sonic 3
Arashi Turbo 3
Bell M5X 5
Box BX3 Dagger 2
Box BX5 Hurricane 4
Duchinni D701 4
Givi HPS40.1 3
HJC FS 10 Carbon 3
Kawasaki Ninja 4
KBC Magnum 1
KBC TK8 1
KBC XP3 3
Marushin Ikusa 4
Marushin Samura 5
Marushin Shivan 4
Nitro N1700 VF 5
Nuvo SP2 4
RST PC1S 1
Shark S650 4
Shark RSX 5
Vemar VSSEV 1
Vemar VTXE 2
Vemar VXP 3
Marushin M401 2
Nitro F347VN 3
X-Lite X1002 4
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Post#2 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:46 pm

Intersting top.........I can't even find the make of my helmet I purchased at Aldi's..... :lol:

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Post#3 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:28 pm

Caberg Trip = 5 stars :D

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Post#4 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:29 am

In this weeks MCN they are doing a huge article on Sharp rated helmets.
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Post#5 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:12 am

My Roof Daytona turned up yesterday, must say much lighter than my Nolan 102 & easier to turn your head

think I'll use the Nolan for Work & the Roof for Best 8-)

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Post#6 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:11 pm

:) A Caberg Trip in black metalic,thats what i got at £89.99,with a promotion pack.
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Post#7 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:14 pm

i have a kbc ffr :(

1 star rating. phil you still got yours? i have a massive scratch over me visor! can i nick urs?
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Post#8 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:02 pm

My one died with the Nexus.

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Post#9 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:13 pm

ah well worth a try!
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Post#10 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:57 am

Paul.C wrote:i have a kbc ffr :(

1 star rating. phil you still got yours? i have a massive scratch over me visor! can i nick urs?



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