Roof pressure test adopted from same test for passenger cars. C1 exceeds the requirements to pass this test. Belt tension test “Fall from standstill” test. Various preparations for the tests at the BMW crash testing facility. Test procedure 1. With a dummy, 2. With C1 project leader at BMW AG, Motorcycle Division, Reinhard K. Schadt. In addition, high speed takes of the tests.
The impact energy is filmed at the shock absorption elements (10 :39 :14) on the shoulder bows. Chart: ISO 13232 (Motorcycle Crash Procedure) representing the seven most important crash tests for this standard, which were applied during the development of the C1 safety system. Frontal impact: passenger car travelling at 22 mph strikes the side of a stationary C1. Offset crash: C1 travelling at 30 mph and with an overlap of 8 inches collides head on with a stationary passenger car and scrapes along its side. Frontal impact at 90 degrees,both vehicles moving: C1 travelling at 30 mph hits side of a passenger car moving at 15 mph. Frontal impact at 45 degrees, both vehicles moving: C1 travelling at 35 mph at a 45° angle (coming diagonally from rear) hits side of passenger car moving at 15 mph. Frontal impact at 135 degrees, both vehicles moving: C1 travelling at 30 mph at a 135° angle (coming diagonally from front) hits front of passenger car moving at 15 mph.
Drop test: impact-absorbing element and fork are being optimised to ensure maximum energy absorption. Simulated impact on a stationary passenger car. Sled test: serves to determine settings of belt system. Simulation of impact at 35 mph against a rigid barrier. Skid test (single-vehicle accident): C1 is suspended from a pickup and accelerated up to 35 mph, then released (slides across asphalt on its side). Simulates the protection afforded by the frame upon impact.
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