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European Standard EN 17092

EN 17092-1: 2020 is part of the current series of standards EN 17092: 2020 and describes corresponding definitions and test methods with regard to ergonomics, zone classification, mechanical properties and impact abrasion resistance for the examination and classification of the requirements for motorcycle protective clothing in EN 17092-2 to EN 17092-6 .

When determining the impact abrasion resistance according to the Darmstadt method in EN 17092-1: 2020, the fall of an average motorcyclist on a real road surface and subsequent sliding to a standstill is simulated. For this purpose, the translational sliding of the real fall is transformed into a rotary sliding with the fall simulation.

According to the standard, the zones of the human body at different risk in the event of a fall are divided into three zones (color-coded in the illustration).

Zone classification based on EN 17092-1:2020 (Source: CEN: [DIN EN 17092-1, 2017])

Depending on the zone classification and the desired certification class (AAA, AA, A or B), the material sample must pass the impact abrasion test at different initial speeds. A test is passed if the breakthrough on the sample after the test under the conditions mentioned here is less than 5mm. The test is to be carried out at angles of 0 °, 45 ° and 90 ° to the warp direction of the textile or at angles of 120 °, 240 ° and 360 ° of the leather.

Output speeds at the time of the simulated fall (Source: CEN: [DIN EN 17092-2,3,4,5, 2017])

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