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Motorcycle Armour - EN1621.1 & 1621.2 Explained

All joint protectors certified according to EN 1621-1:2012

In 2013 SAS-TEC modified all joint (elbow/knee/shoulder) protectors according to the new Standard EN 1621-1:2012 - and they passed the certification with success. With one single exception all SAS-TEC protectors achieved the higher protection level 2. 


EN 1621-1:2012

Test according to EN 1621-1:2012

In July 2013 the new Standard for joint protectors EN 1621-1:2012 became valid. The most important changes were: higher test temperature (23 instead of 20 degree) and test after hydolythic aeging. In addition the new standard offers two protection levels. At Level 1 the mean value must remain below 35 kN and no single strike above 50 kN. At Level 2 the mean value must remain below 20 kN and no single strike above 30 kN. All SAS-TEC joint protectors achieve the higher Level 2 - except the thinner version of the hip protector, SC-1/07 (Level 1).

All back protectors certified according to EN 1621-2:2014

In spring 2014 SAS-TEC modified all their back protectors according to the new Standard EN 1621-2:2014 - and they passed the certification with success. 


SAS-TEC SCL-ML 13 pictogram

Pictogram according to the new standard

From July 2014 the new Standard for back protectors EN 1621-2:2014 became valid. The most important changes were: higher test temperature (23 instead of 20 degree) and test after hydolythic aeging. The limits for the proctection levels will stay as before. At Level 1 the mean value must remain below 18 kN and no single strike above 24 kN. At Level 2 the mean value must remain below 9 kN and no single strike above 12 kN. In addition optional tests at T+ (plus 40 degree) and T- (minus 10 degree) may be carried out.