5-Ways are official suppliers of motorcycle clothing and accessories to professional organisations including the Police and the Emergency services who require motorcycle clothing that meets specific standards for motorcycle PPE, made to meet the required CE safety standards. 

We supply a range of products to meet PPE standards EN17092 Levels AAA, AA and A along with EN1621, EN13594, EN13634 and also helmet standards including ECE22.05 and ECE22.06.

Our range includes Gloves, Boots, Jackets, Trousers, body armour and Helmets, manufactured by the industries leading brands such as RST, Wolf, Oxford, Arai, Shoei, Shark, AGV, Dainese, Spada, Daytona, Richa, Rukka & Alpinestars. Names you can trust for safety and protection!

We supply our range to an array of industry and emergency services personnel, including delivery riders, Police motorcycle riders and Paramedics. We also supply private and public services, local councils and members of the general public. If you have a requirement for proven motorcycle safety clothing we can help. We are happy to provide advice along with a detailed estimate, just call us on 01482 355535 now or for more information, you can contact us here.

We also have a range of over jackets specifically designed to be used by emergency services for motorcycle use. They have been developed in close co-operation with the European and British Police.

Our Contracts include:

  • Thames Valley Police
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • The Isle Of Mann Police 
  • Humberside Police
  • Emergency Bikers (Channel 5)
  • West Midlands Police
  • Warwickshire Police
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service
  • BBC Casualty costume department

Motorcyle PPE is currently covered by a number of standards. For motorcycle clothing (jackets, trousers, 1 piece suits) the standard EN17092 is used. For Gloves and boots the standards are EN13594 and EN13634. Motorcycle Crash helmets are compulsory on UK roads and are covered with ECE22.05 and ECE22.06.  

The relevant standards are best explained using the below PPE Standards diagram that has been designed by the bsi. 


The Below Hi-Viz Jackets are intended to be worn on top of exisiting safety motorcycle Jackets. As 'over jackets' they have no armour and are not CE tested. Over jackets are available to order from us at 5-ways Motorcycles but are not readily available from the store. Badges seen in photographs are not included. Most Emergency services supply their own appropriate velcro fit badges to the front and rear.

High-Visibility Mesh Over Jacket - £179.99 inc vat

High-Visibility Rainproof Over Jacket - £179.99 inc vat

PPE Regulation 2016/425 (EN17092) - explained

PPE Regulation stands for European Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.  As of the 21st of April 2018 all normal motorcycle clothing will be categorised as Personal Protective Equipment and must be manufacturfed to meet one of the 3 standards (A, AA or AAA). AAA being the highest standard of protection. 

The regulation requires any clothing or personal equipment manufactured to provide protection from injury and to comply to the relevant  European standard, which in this case is CE (Conformité Européenne). EN17092. The clothing or gear will need to have a CE label permanently attached to it with the number of the standard it was tested to.

There are already many motorcycle garment manufacturers which have clothing tested by CE, but before April 2018 it wasd not a requirement . Much of the clothing that is currently in use has body armour that is certified however not the whole garment. The PPE Regulation 2016/425 (EN17092 etc) means all areas of the clothing will need to be tested and certified to either A, AA or AAA level. For clothing covering the body (Jackets and trousers), this will be known as EN17092

EN 13595  - explained *Note this standard has now been superceeded by the above.

EN 13595-1 was the standard for Protective clothing for professional motorcycle riders prior to the EN17092 being agreed. Jackets, trousers and one piece or divided suits. had to meet an abrasion resistance of level 1 or 2, Impact cut resistance level 1 or 2 and Burst strength level 1 or 2 – Level 2 being more protective in all cases. The sheer weight and bulk of some of these suits unfortunately led to negative feedback from users and we now only provide clothing tested using the EN17092 standards above. 

CE Certification standards other than garments, ie gloves and boots etc

The above covers off motorcycle clothing, but note that boots need to meet EN 13634:2017 standards, gloves EN 13594:2015, elbow, knee, hip and shoulder protectors to EN 1621-1:2012, back protectors to EN 1621-2:2014, and chest protectors EN 1621-3:2018. EN 1621-4:2013 covers lanyard-activated air bag protectors, while EN 14021:2013 is a specialized stone shield protector like those used in motocross.

The whole story on Motorcycle PPE standards

We think Revit Clothing company have the best explanation of these complex regulations and the changes that have been made. if you have a spare hour or so they have a great article here but please bear in mind that EN13595 has now been superceeded by the EN17092 standards.


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