Thanks to a modern certified laboratory, Caberg performs not only all routine tests required by the regulation ECE 22.05, but also additional tests to verify new materials and technical solutions to improve helmet safety.

The laboratory is also equipped with instruments to ensure and check components’ reliability with stress testing and periodical tests for durability.

The four basic tests required by International Standards are the shock absorption, rigidity, deformation of the retention system, and rotation stability.

  • The “shock absorption test” determines the capacity of a helmet to absorb and dissipate the energy of a blow.
  • During testing, the simulated effect of a head impact on an anvil at a given speed is measured.
  • The “rigidity test” measures the maximal and residual deformation of a helmet submitted to lateral or longitudinal compression.
  • The “retention system test” measures the maximal and residual elongation of the chinstrap of a helmet submitted to dynamic stress at a given energy.
  • The stability measures the roll-off angle of a helmet submitted to a dynamic rotational face.