In development for nearly three years, the ATS-1 is the first street helmet to incorporate ODS technology. The goal was to build the safest street helmet in the category while providing the rider with features superior to those found within the most premium helmets out there. Exceptional energy management capability was known and guaranteed, but engineering the shield, shell design, interior liner amenities, and air-flow management system, was a challenge that had to be completed without compromise. 6D thinks you will agree that the ATS-1 exceeded these goals with flying colors!
The 6D ATS-1 is certified to exceed US DOT FMVSS 218 (United States), ECE 22.05 (47 countries worldwide), AS 1698 (Australia) and ACU (United Kingdom) standards.
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. Four adjustable intake ports channel fresh air into the helmet where it is managed by a network of 15 transfer ports and five exhaust ports to keep the air moving.
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. Ten distinctive ratchet positions offer a setting for every riding possibility, and the 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 100% Max Vision 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).
Comfort Liner - Removable and washable, the 6D ATS-1 comfort liner is as advanced as the helmet! Convertible for warm weather riding by simple removal of the rear neckroll cuff, 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.
Air Intakes - Sculpted adjustable intakes direct air into the chin, brow, and crown regions of the helmet and are easily operated with gloves on.
Aerodynamic Wing - Advanced CAD design maximizes aerodynamic efficiency reducing drag, buffeting, and lift at higher speeds while simultaneously increasing negative air pressure under the wing to assist scavenging air out of the helmet.
Exhaust Vents - Optimally positioned top, side, and rear exhaust vents take advantage of the negative-pressure effects of air traveling over the helmet's surface to aid internal air circulation. Exhaust vent covers reduce wind noise and increase the venturi effect.
Convertible Neckroll Cuff - Exposes the rear air-gap for maximum warm weather riding comfort.
Eyewear Compatible - Comfort liner accommodates most designs of glasses.
Integrated Speaker Pockets.
Articulating Pivot - Compact and efficient in design, provides 10 effective micro-adjustments of the shield while also seating the shield securely against the eyeport trim to ensure a wind and rain-proof seal. Provides quick and easy shield changes with no tools required.
Locking Shield Lever - Securely locks the shield in the closed position, or cracks open for ventilation.
Rear Delta Vent - Aids heat transfer and comfort by scavenging air from within the helmet.
3K Carbon Fiber Shell Layup - Advanced proprietary blend of aerospace carbon is remarkably strong, yet extremely light.
Three Shell Sizes - Optimizes the size and weight ratio of the helmet while ensuring great fit for all head sizes XS - XXL.
Adjustable Crown Intake Vent.
Adjustable Brow Intake Vent.
Internal Brow Vents - Pulls air across the inside of the shield's surface to aid cooling and fogging dissipation.
Pinlock 100% Max Vision Shield System - Delivers the most effective fog-free performance available.
Anti-Scratch Shield - Premium shield protection on both inner and outer surfaces.
Internal Breath Guard - Channels fresh air up the inside of the shield, while exhausting breath down and out to reduce fogging.
Adjustable Chin Bar Intake Vent.
Removable Chin Cuff.
EPS Lined Chin Bar - Provides added protection.
ODS Technology - Exclusive in 6D:
6D's revolutionary patented Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) embodies a fully active, in-helmet suspension and kinetic energy management system. The goal was simple; design a helmet that reduces energy transfer to the brain over a much broader range of energy demands, including LOW, MID and HIGH-VELOCITY impacts for both linear and angular accelerations.
6D's suspended multi-liner assembly will compress and shear omni-directionally when subjected to impact. This capability provides significantly improved time management performance against both linear and angular acceleration energy demands. There is simply no other helmet technology that can provide these combined energy management benefits.
Elastomeric Isolation Damper:
This damper is the heart and soul of 6D's exclusive ODS technology. An array of 27 dampers work in unison to isolate impact energy from your brain. The elastic properties of the dampers, combined with their unique 'hourglass' shape provide a progressive spring rate that manages low and mid-threshold accelerations, while simultaneously allowing the inner EPS liner to shear in three-dimensional space within itself. This omni-directional suspension capability provides 'six degrees of freedom', which became the inspiration for the company name; '6D.'
Independent Laboratory Testing:
The exceptional test results are the actual test data generated from hours of testing the 6D ATB-1 helmet against current model full-face bike helmets in a certified fully-independent, third-party laboratory testing facility. Dynamic Research, located in Torrance, California is recognized as a leader in helmet testing and evaluation, and is a pioneer in measuring and evaluating angular acceleration energy.
This testing confirms that ODS significantly reduces energy transferred to the head form during impact. This reduction may reduce the likelihood of a concussion or brain injury over a traditional helmet design. The 6D ATB-1 is certified to exceed both the ASTM F-1952-10 and CPSC 16 CFR 1203 standards.