Starting from the ensured success of BUMPER and following the changes in the karting scenario, today BENGIO technology evolves towards the new AB7 RIB PROTECTOR, the first rib protector of BENGIO family homologated under FIA standard 8870-2018.
AB7 RIB PROTECTOR represents the edge of this evolution through the combination of:
TOTAL BODY SAFETY
The ordinary lateral protection is integrated with new elements for the protection of sternum and back of the drivers to gain an all around safety where the whole torso area finds protection and comfort.
Back protector: Tested for impact energy at 100 joule
Chest protector: Tested for impact energy at 60 joule
Rib protector: Tested for impact energy at 100 joule
FIA standard requires that the maximum peak force recorder at any time during the impact shall not exceed 1kN. AB7 tests obtain largely superior results to the standards required.
DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS
AB7 layout allows a better adherence to any part of the driver’s body. The new shaping of lateral rib protections grants a better fitting in driving position, while the elastic shoulder straps allow an adjustable regulation for any body structure.
Thanks to the new closure system designed and registered by BENGIO, the driver can wear and adjust the rib protector in a simple, fast and safe way being sure that the protective areas stay in place during the driving session in compliance with FIA safety standard.
The use of composite fibers grants the highest standards of resistance and safety in case of accident even after several uses. The internal padding in high shock-absorbing foam allows the dispersion of impact energy and vibrations to which the driver is subjected during the karting session.
MADE IN ITALY CRAFTMANSHIP
AB7 is completely hand-made in Italy. The in-house development and manufacturing of any component allows a close control on the quality of BENGIO products, guaranteeing the safety that is promised to every driver choosing BENGIO rib protectors.
According to FIA 8870-2018 Standard, the proper size has to be chosen with reference to the user’s height and then in correspondence to the measures of the chest circumference available.
Moreover It is recommended to try AB7 RIB PROTECTOR wearing it in driving position.