Today, everything that is called 'motorcycle clothing' is standard equipped with the necessary protectors. Depending on the brand and/or price range, a number of them can be optional. Especially back protectors in jackets and hip protectors on pants are often not present, or they consist of foam rubber.
A second possibility is that you yourself opt for a higher level of protection or specifically prefer a more comfortable protector. More flexible, thinner, thicker ... there are possibilities.
All protectors sold as such must be CE-approved. Without this, we don't call them protectors.
There are two types of certification:
- EN 1621-X : 2014 for back protectors.
- EN 1621-X : 2012 for knee, elbow, shoulder and hip protectors.
Instead of the X, there is a number which indicates the protection level. This level (1 or 2) is determined by means of a test: five kilograms are dropped on the protector from a distance of one metre. Underneath the protector the residual force (kN) is measured. The lower this number, the better.
Level 1 stands for a residual force of 35kN, at level 2 the residual force may not be higher than 20 kN.
Selection menu on the left
The filter options on this page allow you to focus your search for protectors to the right application (knee, hip ...) and CE-approval.