EN 1621-4:2013

Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact - Part 4: Motorcyclists' inflatable protectors - Requirements and test methods

Publication date:   Feb 15, 2013

General information

90.92 Standard to be revised   Dec 10, 2018


CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets

European Norm

13.340.10   Protective clothing



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This European Standard covers requirements and test methods for mechanically activated inflatable protectors for motorcycle riders (in the following text called protector). It specifies the minimum level of protection, the minimum intervention time of inflated bag, and the minimum coverage to be provided by motorcyclists' protectors worn by riders. The requirements of this standard are applicable to various design of inflatable protectors and refers to all body areas and their combinations which are claimed to be protected. Inflatable protectors covered by this standard may be incorporated in motorcycle garments or equipped with by appropriate restraint systems and worn on their own.
The standard contains the requirements for the performance of the system during an accident and details of the test methods, requirements for sizing, ergonomics, innocuousness, labelling and the provision of information.
Inflatable protectors other than mechanically activated are not covered by this standard.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Personal protective equipment (PPE)


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

Life cycle


EN 1621-4:2013
90.92 Standard to be revised
Dec 10, 2018


prEN 1621-4 rev