By Wade Thiel
It’s Ready to Race
According to a new report on Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme’s (FIM) website, the Bell Pro Star ECE is the first helmet to pass the racing federation’s tests. FIM Helmet Standard FRHPhe-01 is supposed to be the toughest to pass. That means the Pro Star ECE is one of the safest helmets out there.
The Pro Star ECE received homologation for small, medium, and large size Pro Star ECE helmets. The federation noted that the helmet was able to pass the ECE standards, and it passed all the FIM’s tests.
FIM does high and low linear impact testing on ECE points. It also performs medium speed on three randomly chosen extra points on the helmet. From there, FIM performs oblique impact tests positioning the helmet in five different ways. Finally, it does a penetration test in two different spots.
Chris Hackett of Bell Helmets said he was pleased with the results. He credited Bell’s heritage and history of innovation. He called out the Pro Star ECE’s FLEX technology as a key factor in its FIM homologation success.
We are very proud to be among the first manufacturers in the world to achieve the new FRHPe-01 certification and we look forward to continuing to see the top riders in motorcycle racing compete in our helmet. Safety is at the core of our what Bell Helmets is all about.
In case you’re unaware of FIM, and its mission with its new helmet standards, the federation seeks to make helmets as safe as possible for MotoGP racers. While the FIM currently focuses only on racers and their helmets, the standard will likely impact the consumer market as well. This is the first in what will likely be a list of helmets that are built to the FIM’s standards.