Big helmet changes coming: new ECE standard could make lids safer but pricier too
A big shake up of safety standards is coming that will see more protective helmets on the market within two years. The new regulations, dubbed ECE 22.06, take over from ECE 22.05 – introduced over 20 years ago, and will force many manufacturers to make big changes to their helmets.
The proposal to approve the new regulations was voted on in June 2020, but the regulations will not come into force until June 2023.
If you like a darker visor, the good news is road-legal dark visors will be getting darker, with the 50% minimum transmission rating changing to 35%.