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This specification establishes the performance requirements for helmets used by off-road motorcycle and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders. It provides additional performance requirements including positional stability and performance criteria for chin bars on full-facial coverage helmets if the helmet is equipped with a chin bar. It does not require that helmets provide full facial coverage and is not intended to restrict design. This specification covers labels and warnings, marking of the test line, conditioning and number of samples, impact sites, roll-off testing, chin bar rigidity test, and compliance documentation.
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1.1 This specification covers performance requirements for helmets used by off-road motorcycle and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders.
1.2 Compliance with the federally mandated FMVSS No. 218 shall be documented as part of compliance with this ASTM standard.
1.3 This specification provides additional performance requirements including positional stability and performance criteria for chin bars on full-facial coverage helmets if the helmet is equipped with a chin bar.
1.4 This standard does not require that helmets provide full facial coverage.
1.5 This is a performance specification and is not intended to restrict design.
1.6 All testing and requirements of this specification shall be in accordance with Test Methods , except where noted herein.
1.7 Partial utilization of this standard is prohibited. Any statement of compliance with this specification must be a certification that the product meets all of the requirements of this specification in its entirety. A product that fails to meet any one of the requirements of this specification is considered to have failed this standard, and should not be sold with any indication that it meets parts of this standard.
1.8 Headgear designed to comply with this and other standards may proclaim uses as certified by the manufacturer.
1.9 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.10 The following safety caveat applies to the chemical, mechanical, or physical, or a combination thereof, test methods described herein and is meant specifically for those performing the tests (in an effort to provide them with notice to take the appropriate precautions when conducting the tests): This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1446 Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear
F2220 Specification for Headforms
F2727 Guide for Manufacturers for Labeling Headgear Products
ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)
UNSPSC Code 25101801(Motorcycles)
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ASTM F3103-14, Standard Specification for Testing Off-Road Motorcycle and ATV Helmets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top