Have you ever seen a DOT stamp on a control lever? I haven't had my morning coffee yet, and haven't been outside to look at my OEM handle bar controls to see if it has a DOT stamp of approval. I get where you're going with this, but is it realistic? I also get that having a lever failure can be a pain in the butt at least and potentially fatal. Some type of standard would be nice, but are there any standards for this particular control surface?
Knock-offs would insinuate that they are a copy of something. They're not. These appear to be VERY solid and well made. I am very confident they won't break under heavy use. What exactly is "heavy use" for a simple lever? In the US there are no aftermarket certifications required for such products.
How they often get around standards, they put "for off road use only" heheheheOver here safety relevant aftermarket items like levers, footpegs, lighting etc. must pass testing. Approval markings have to be affixed to the item. Not required for the bike manufacturer of course. I wrongly assumed that there is a similar process in place. Question: if I want to sell a product like these levers in the US, what are the design and safety standards that I have to meet?