WE DIDN’T JUST IMPROVE THE HELMET, WE REINVENTED IT.
In development for nearly 3 years, the ATS-1 is the culmination of the exceptional engineering capabilities of the 6D team. The goal was to build the safest street helmet in the world while providing the rider with features and benefits superior to those found in the most premium helmets in the market. The ATS-1 far exceeds these goals with its exceptional energy management capabilities, quality build level, and luxurious comfort and fit. Every detail of this helmet was painstakingly engineered from scratch to meet the design and performance specifications demanded by 6D. The results speak for themselves; aerodynamic, sleek, and functional with exceptionally strong design and aesthetic appeal.
Created Without Compromise.
ONLY 6D HAS OMNI-DIRECTIONAL SUSPENSION
6D’s revolutionary patented Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) technology represents a fully active, in-helmet suspension and kinetic energy management system. Engineered to uncouple the helmet’s exterior shell from the inner EPS liner, the system effectively mitigates energy transfer to the head and brain of the rider during any given accident or impact event. The ODS system is comprised of 2 EPS liners separated by an array of elastomeric isolation dampers that allow the system to sheer and displace 3-dimensionally when subjected to impact.
Omni-Directional Suspension functions over a much broader range of energy demands, including LOW, MID and HIGH-Velocity impacts for both Angular and Linear accelerations when compared to other competing helmets, and helmet technologies.
There is simply no other helmet, or helmet technology that can provide the exceptional energy management benefits of Omni-Directional Suspension.
Elastomeric Isolation Damper
This damper is the heart and soul of 6D’s exclusive Omni-Directional Suspension technology. An array of dampers work in unison with the dual EPS liners to isolate impact energy from the brain. The elastic properties of the dampers, combined with their unique ‘hourglass’ shape provide a progressive spring rate that manages low and mid-velocity accelerations, while simultaneously allowing the inner EPS liner to displace and shear in 3-dimensional space. This omni-directional displacement capability of the EPS liners provides ‘six degrees of freedom’, which became the inspiration for our company name; ‘6D Helmets.’
SUPERIOR ANGULAR ACCELERATION MITIGATION
ANGULAR ACCELERATION (ROTATIONAL) is generated from oblique angle impacts to the helmet’s surface. The result of this type of impact, and subsequent energy transfer is shearing, tearing, compression, and rotation of the brain within the skull. The medical community has determined that angular acceleration is the primary cause of concussion, mild-traumatic brain injury (MTBI), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Tests conducted by Dr. David C. Viano of the Bioengineering Center at Wayne State University concluded that a helmeted head sustained the same degree of angular acceleration as the un-helmeted head when subjected to identical impacts. So, if angular acceleration is a major cause of concussion (or worse), how is the brain protected by conventional helmet design? Unfortunately, in respect to angular acceleration energy, it is not.
By uncoupling the helmet’s inner liner assembly from the outer liner and shell, 6D’s revolutionary Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) system effectively mitigates the transfer of angular acceleration to the head and brain of the rider during any impact event.
EXCLUSIVE ODS AIR-GAP VENTILATION SYSTEM
The 6D ATS-1 helmet incorporates an advanced air flow management system designed to provide adjustable air flow throughout the entire helmet. This air flow system aids in heat and moisture evacuation from within the helmet’s interior area providing a cooler and safer environment during extreme riding conditions. 4 adjustable intake ports channel fresh air into the helmet where it is managed by a network of 15 transfer ports and 5 exhaust ports to keep the air moving.
Removable and washable, the 6D ATS-1 comfort liner is as advanced as our helmet! Convertible for warm weather riding by simple removal of the rear vent cover, the air flow characteristics can be significantly altered. High-tech fabrics mated to CAD designed internal padding provide superior comfort, noise suppression, and moisture dissipation. Recess pockets provide room for internal speaker installation. Available in multiple sizes for a customizable fit.
PROPRIETARY FACE SHIELD
Engineered to provide maximum functionality and ease of use, the face shield incorporates a lock-down lever that doubles to provide incremental ventilation when needed. 10 distinctive ratchet positions offer a setting for every riding possibility, and our articulating pivot ensures a snug fit to the shell when closed. Shield changes are easy and quick requiring no tools and the ATS-1 includes a clear PINLOCK® anti-fog insert. A beveled top edge improves laminar flow onto the helmet’s surface reducing buffeting and wind noise, while the shield’s flat surface accepts accessory tear-offs for race applications. All shields are treated for anti-scratch inside and out, provide UV protection, and distortion free vision. (Exceeds VESC-8 standards)
SUPERIOR LOW-SPEED IMPACT PERFORMANCE
Recent medical research has provided alarming conclusions surrounding the causes, severity, and long-term effects of concussions and brain injury. We know that seemingly minor concussions may have much more serious long-term effects on the brain including the onset of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a progressive degenerative brain disease. Concussions can occur from impacts in the lower range of 60 G’s in adult males, and even less in women and children.
To meet the extreme test velocity requirements of Snell and ECE certification testing, most conventional helmets are engineered too stiff to effectively absorb energy from low and mid-velocity impacts. The vast majority of impacts in real-world accidents are what we qualify as LOW-THRESHOLD ENERGY impacts. These are impacts well below the pass/fail certification velocities of any given standard, but at or above the velocity required to sustain a concussion or brain injury. The isolation dampers within 6D’s exclusive Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) system effectively mitigate low-threshold energy accelerations.
In this critical area of energy management, the 6D ATS-1 pays significant dividends when compared to conventional helmet designs. 6D’s proprietary ODS system starts working the instant any force is applied to the shell, making the helmet much more compliant and functional over the highest percentage of real world crash impacts. ODS achieves this benefit without compromise of its high-velocity impact performance as well.
Suspension For Your Head.
SUPERIOR HIGH-SPEED IMPACT PERFORMANCE
Across the entire range of impact velocities the 6D ATS-1 helmet with Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) technology consistently outperforms the competition. 6D engineers meticulously evaluate the shell design, shell layup, damper array, damper durometer, and EPS densities to provide the best possible matrix of the materials for superior impact management performance. No other system or technology is more technically advanced or capable of reducing energy transfer to the brain.
Superior Brain Protection.
TIME IS EVERYTHING
TIME-TO-PEAK (TTP) is the measurement of time (in milliseconds) it takes the energy of an impact to reach maximum (peak) G force. Deceleration time is the single most beneficial component of reducing the severity and magnitude of any impact. The more time, the less severe the energy transfer will become. 6D’s proprietary ODS technology buys time, in fact more than doubles the TTP in most impacts below 6m/s! The really cool news here is the significant reduction in energy transfer that comes simply with time.
SUPERIOR TEST PERFORMANCE
The exceptional test results represented on this website are the actual test data generated from hours of testing the 6D helmet against current model Snell, ECE and DOT certified helmets in a fully-independent, third party laboratory testing facility; Dynamic Research, located in Torrance, California is a recognized as a leader in helmet testing and evaluation and is a pioneer in measuring and evaluating Angular Acceleration.
This testing confirms that Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) significantly reduces energy transfer to the head and brain during crash impact.
Integrated Speaker Pockets
40mm recessed pockets provide room for most popular internal speaker installations.
Deluxe Helmet Bag Included
Premium helmet bag is the perfect way to transport or store your helmet.
Pinlock Insert Included
Delivers the most effective fog-free riding performance available.
"A REVOLUTION IN HEAD PROTECTION"
- SPORT RIDER
"BEST NEW TECHNOLOGY"
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6D ATS-1 Matte Black Carbon Motorcycle Helmet
Produced by 6D of USA