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Helmet crash testing – choosing the safest helmet

Helmets that are sold in New Zealand conform to one of a number of standards: UN/ECE Regulation No. 22: Protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds (Europe) Australian Standard AS 1698: Protective helmets for

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Helmet standards in New Zealand

New Zealand has very little manufacturing of helmets and therefore uses a mixture of international standards from Australia, the EU, Japan and the USA. All helmets sold for road use in New Zealand must meet one of the following approved

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Helmet impact points shown on the Icon Airframe

Your helmet is going to help protect your head in a crash, but where is it most likely to hit something? The Icon Airframe Statistic helmet has graphics on it showing you the probability of each section receiving an impact

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IAM calls for more transparent safety rating on motorcycle clothing

In the UK the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for a standardised safety rating for motorcycle protective clothing. In New Zealand we have standards for motorcycle helmets which constitute a minimum level of protection. In the UK there

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Choosing the best motorbike helmet style

We’ll take a look at the five¬†different types of helmets and their pros and cons, plus how to choose based on what you’ll use it for. As your helmet is going to help protect you from head injuries, it’s important

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