It is recommended that motorcyclists carefully select protective clothing appropriate for their motorcycling activity and the risks associated with it. Other garments or suits certified to the EN 17092 series of standards may offer more suitable protection than this garment. However, their use may have disadvantages in terms of weight, ergonomics (such as range of motion restrictions) or thermal comfort that may be unacceptable to some riders.
These garments offer protection against impact and abrasion thanks to a design and materials that meet higher requirements than the garments covered in parts 3 and 4 of this series of standards. Class AAA garments may have limiting ergonomic, weight and heat loads during certain driving activities. Examples: one-piece or two-piece combinations.
These garments offer protection against impact and abrasion thanks to a design and materials that meet the higher requirements than the garments covered in part 4 of this series of standards and meet the lower requirements than part 2 of this series of standards. Class AA garments provide general hazard protection for a variety of driving activities and may have less ergonomic and weight loads than Class AAA garments.
Examples: clothes that will be worn alone or over other clothes.
This PPE garment is designed to provide protection in warm weather conditions that generally require the use of lighter weight materials. Other garments or suits certified to the EN17092 series of standards may offer more protection than this garment. However, their use can cause unacceptable thermal discomfort in hot environments. Where appropriate, instructions on how the user can choose the most appropriate combination of parts or layers of the garment according to his or her needs and the weather conditions.
Abrasion test of a motorcycle leather
Class B clothing. This class concerns specialized garments designed to offer protection against abrasion equivalent to that of EN 17092-4 garments but without the inclusion of impact protectors. These are usually modular garments that can be combined with other impact protection garments. EN 17092-5 garments do not have impact protection and are recommended to be worn at least with EN 1621-1 shoulder and elbow impact protectors in the case of jackets, or EN 1621-1 knee impact protectors in the case of pants, installed in the garment if it is designed to incorporate them, or in some other way in order to have a complete minimum protection.
Examples: modular garments that will be combined with other garments that offer impact protection.
This class is for non-specialized, shell-less garments designed to incorporate one or more impact protectors whether worn under or over the garment. EN 17092-6 garments are designed to provide impact protection in the areas covered by these guards and do not provide complete minimum protection against abrasion and impact. Class C garments are designed to provide additional protection. Class C garments are expected to be worn in combination with Class AAA, Class AA, Class A or Class B garments to increase the protection of Class AAA, Class AA, Class A or Class B garments.Examples: modular garments that will be combined with other garments that provide impact and abrasion protection or only abrasion protection.