SHARP safety ratings for flip-front helmets
New safety ratings for flip-front helmets are revealed exclusively by MCN today.
The star ratings, based on Government tests, cover 20 of the most popular flip-front helmets on the market.
Only two – the BMW System 5 and Caberg Trip – scored the maximum five stars for safety.
At the other end of the scale, KBC’s FFR helmet and Duchinni’s D601 were awarded just one star each.
In a repeat of surprise results of similar tests on full-face helmets, leading manufacturer Shoei scored just three stars, for its Multitech.
Unveiling the results, road safety minister Jim Fitzpatrick said: “We started the SHARP scheme to ensure that all riders have the best possible independent safety information on which to base their helmet choice. That is why I am delighted today to be announcing SHARP’s first set of ratings for flip-front helmets.
“Full-face and flip-front helmets from across a wide price range and from a variety of manufacturers have received four or five stars – so all riders should be able to find a high-scoring helmet in a size and style that fits them and at a price they want to pay.”
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