Macna release 2019 summer jackets

Macna release 2019 summer jackets

Macna continues to introduce more models to its burgeoning rider clothing range with five new summer jackets for the coming hot-weather riding season. As with all European manufacturers, all their gear is CE approved for safe motorcycle riding. Since Link International began importing European riding gear from Macna in 2017, we have reviewed several items …

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Chris Hurren Varied protection for country and urban riders MotoCAP

Varied protection for country and urban riders

Urban and country riders need different levels of abrasion, impact and seam-bursting protection in their riding gear, according to MotoCAP chief scientist Chris Hurren. He explains the differences in this video from MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing which launched on 18 September 2018. Jackets and pants tested Almost …

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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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Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Female riders who complain about the lack of shape and adjustment in motorcycle jackets that don’t fit their shape should check out the stylish Viking Warlock all-seasons women’s jacket. Not only is it designed to fit the female form, but it has plenty of adjustability. There are two hip zips to allow for wider hips …

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Black Arrow jackets - Bike shops pay lip service to women

Women’s jackets join MotoCAP testing

For the first time, women’s riding jackets are among a new crop of leather and textile jackets tested by MotoCAP as researchers start advising riders about their service at seminars across the country. The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program has added six textile jackets and nine leather jackets to its growing list of …

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Macna men's jacket range

Macna Bastic a clever summer jacket

This Macna Bastic bomber jacket looks like casual wear, not a motorcycle jacket, yet it has a lot of protection and some clever features that make it ideal for next summer’s riding. The European motorcycle clothing company makes some advanced technological gear with a lot of street smarts. We’ve tested several of their jackets and …

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Dainese airbag vest

MotoGP airbag vest for everyday riders

Last year MotoGP made airbag race suits mandatory and now Dainese has produced an airbag vest for everyday riders that goes under a normal jacket. Versatile vest Many riders have different jackets for summer and winter. It would be expensive to buy an airbag jacket for each season, so this idea of an airbag vest …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched abrasion tests

Why does riding gear fail abrasion tests?

Motorcycle jackets and pants tested in the MotoCAP safety and comfort ratings have failed in the abrasion tests, but could easily be made safer, says a technical expert. Back in 2015, Deakin University fibre science and technology senior researcher Chris Hurren warned that eight out of 10 of the most commonly worn motorcycle suits in …

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