Motorcycle equipment standards and approvals


BERING, the brand that protects all riders: our sole aim is to combine the highest level of safety with comfort of use to free the rider's mind.


A high level of security requirements

The protective equipment marketed by BERING is conceived, designed and developed in France (Europe). The range is designed to meet the needs of a very broad clientele of amateurs and professionals.
BERING has equipped MotoGP and endurance motorcycle racers. The exacting standards and rigorous design of our equipment are identical, whatever the product our teams are working on.


All our equipment is CE marked to ensure optimum protection for riders.


We test our products in in-house laboratories to ensure compliance with safety requirements, then once our products are complete, we launch a series of tests carried out by certified laboratories.


European regulation EU2016/425 governs Personal Protective Equipment and in particular equipment for motorcyclists.

All sports and practices that are extreme or may be subject to risk have their own PPE (skiing, cycling, firefighting...).

It indicates that all products that suggest they offer protection must actually be protective, and thus meet certain requirements.

This certification is obtained through the validation of various tests (chemical, ergonomic, mechanical, etc.) carried out by an approved European inspection body.


To recognize a product that meets this requirement, you can find the following logo on our products.


There are 4 European standards for motorcycle equipment:

  • EN 17092 for Clothing
  • EN 13594 for Gloves
  • EN 13634 for footwear
  • EN 1621 for protectors

To sum up, we can say that CE marked equipment has all the features required to guarantee the safety of the 2 or 3-wheeler user in the event of a fall.


On the other hand, we cannot guarantee that our equipment, even if certified, will protect you from any damage that may be caused by a fall or an accident.

EN 17092 - Bering

EN 17092

Standard EN 17092:2020 sets out the safety requirements for protective clothing worn by motorcyclists.


It defines tests and performance criteria for abrasion resistance, impact resistance, tear resistance, seam strength, safety, location of protectors, dimensional stability and ergonomics.


Based on their performance in terms of seam strength, abrasion resistance and tear resistance, garments are divided into different performance classes ranging from C to AAA.

EN 13594 - Bering

EN 13594

Adopted in July 2015, EN 13594:2015 applies to gloves, made compulsory for motorcyclists and their passengers by Article R431-1-1 of the French Traffic Regulations.


EN 13594 sets out safety requirements for gloves in terms of size, ergonomics, safety, impact protection, abrasion resistance, tear resistance and seam strength.


Its aim is to protect motorcyclists' hands when riding.

EN 13634 - Bering

EN 13634

Standard EN 13634 sets out the safety requirements for protective boots worn by motorcyclists.


It specifies tests and performance criteria for grip strength, safety, impact abrasion resistance, impact cut resistance, tear resistance as well as ergonomics, abrasion resistance and impact resistance.


 Its aim is to provide adequate protection for motorcyclists' feet and ankles when riding.

EN 1621 - Bering

EN 1621

EN 1621 defines the safety requirements for body protectors worn by motorcyclists, such as elbow pads, shoulder and knee protectors compulsory for EN 17092-certified products, as well as back and hip protectors.


It specifies tests and performance criteria for shock absorption, penetration resistance and comfort.


It establishes two levels of performance (only for back protectors): level 1 and level 2.


Compliance with this standard guarantees enhanced protection when riding a motorbike.

EN 17353 - Bering

EN 17353

The EN 17353 standard specifies the visibility requirements for enhanced visualization equipment for moderate risk situations.


BERING has incorporated the EN 17353 standard to make users more visible in situations of limited visibility.



All our tests are carried out by accredited laboratories.

By using these service providers, we can be sure that we're offering our end customers genuine personal protective equipment.

This is the clear path that a product follows from its conception to its arrival at your dealer's. Every year more than 100 new products are tested and certified.

Design - Bering


Our designers develop a sample that will undergo all the tests required for certification.

Chemical Test - Bering


The aim is to check that the materials used are durable and not harmful to the user (acidity, fastness of dyes, azo components, etc.).

Tear Test - Bering


Tensile test carried out on each of the product's structural materials.

Abrasion Test - Bering


The product is cut into different zones. The most exposed areas must resist abrasion. The material or material assembly must resist for a certain time before being pierced.

Holding Test - Bering


The purpose of this test is to check that the product will not tear off in the event of an accident. The handle is tested using a conical handle, and the product must resist a certain force without tearing off.

Seam Strength Test - Bering


Each structural seam in the product must be tested to ensure that it will not tear in the event of an accident. Test carried out by pulling on the seam.

Impact attenuation Test - Bering


Test applied to protections struck on an anvil. By calculating the difference between the force applied on impact and the force transmitted, we obtain the impact absorption potential of the protection.

How do you know if your equipment is approved ?

Standard EN 17092 requires a pictogram on the composition label. Generally located inside the equipment, it includes the motorcyclist pictogram and the protection level class.


Standards EN 13594, EN 13634 and EN 1621 incorporate other information relating to the characteristics of the equipment itself or the presence or absence of protection.


To sum up, we can say that equipment certified to one of the above standards has all the characteristics required to guarantee the safety of the user of a 2 or 3-wheeler in the event of a fall/use.


BERING's aim is never to compromise between the richness of our technical expertise and the design of our products.


Our wide choice of membranes, insulations, materials, cuts and technical features enable BERING to offer the perfect symbiosis of comfort, protection and timeless, visionary style.


You have at your disposal:

  • CE instructions in several languages FR / EN / NL / IT / ES / PT / CS / PL / CHINESE
  • A declaration of conformity for each product and each batch at declaration of conformity
Standards labels - Bering