Alpinestars GP Plus 2R gloves

Alpinestars gloves score top safety rating

Alpinestars GP Plus R2 motorcycle gloves (pictured) have become only the second pair of gloves to be awarded a full five stars for safety by MotoCAP. The internationally awarded safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more gloves to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September 2018, is the first …

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Touchscreens gloves Farkle Fingers

Why can’t all gloves use touchscreens?

With the growing use of touchscreens on motorcycle instruments, GPS units and, of course, phones, why aren’t all motorcycle gloves touchscreen-sensitive? Ok, you shouldn’t be using your touchscreens while riding, but we know many will, simply because they can! Touchscreens So, how do they work? Touchscreens work two different ways. They can function by emitting …

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smart Racer gloves hold medical info

Smart motorcycle gloves hold medical info

Riders are well advised to keep their medical information on them in the unfortunate event of a crash. There are many ways to carry important medical information such as blood type, allergies, emergency contacts, etc. Medical info You can store them on a USB stick on your keyring, keep a card in your wallet, or …

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GloveTacts touchscreens pads

GloveTacts touchscreen contacts updated

GloveTacts have improved their touchscreen-sensitive stick-on pads so they are now the most effective way to use touchscreens (smartphones, GPS units, smart watches, instruments and MP3 players) without removing your gloves. Many motorcycle gloves now come with touchscreen-sensitive fingertips, but we have come across few that actually work very well. GloveTacts are thin black stickers …

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Goldtop Bobber tan gloves

Do you wear gloves over or under cuff?

Do you wear your motorcycle gloves under or over your jacket cuff? Yes, we cover the BIG issues here at Motorbike Writer! Surprisingly, this issue has resonated with riders in the past when we have mentioned it in glove reviews. So we thought we would investigate the issue further and invite you to comment. There …

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Gloves and jeans fail safety tests

Motorcycle gloves and jeans have once again scored a big fail in the independent Australian MotoCAP safety ratings while the jeans scored well for thermal comfort. The latest round of testing includes five pair of jeans and four gloves. Only one set of gloves scored two safety stars, while the rest scored just one. It follows …

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CE approved

What does CE approved clothing mean?

(CE certification article contributed by Pando Moto) Motorcycle protective rider gear has become a lot safer over the years since Europe introduced a CE legal standard for motorcycle clothing, known as EN13595, in 1994. It was originally designed as a standard for professional racers, but now any motorcycle clothing that does not meet the standard cannot be …

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Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Seven pairs of leather and textile motorcycles gloves are the latest to fail the MotoCAP safety ratings. Only two scored two stars and four one star. The Neo Freerider leather gloves (pictured above) rated just half a star because of the minimal abrasion protection, impact resistance and seam strength. The MotoCAP website now lists 43 …

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