Do you wear your pants tucked into your motorcycle boots or are you a loose legger with your over the top of your boots?

Are you a pants tucker or loose legger?

Do you wear your pants tucked into your motorcycle boots or are you a loose legger with your pants over the top of your boots? Look around at other riders and you will see examples of both. But why is there a difference and does it matter? We’ve asked around various riders and found there …

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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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Heritage Merlin flanno

19 products added to MotoCAP ratings

In the biggest addition to the MotoCAP online ratings of motorcycle clothing since it began in August 2018, 19 articles have been added and none scored more than two safety stars out of five. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added: 13 textile jackets; three pairs of textile gloves; …

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Merlin Euston jeans TCX X-Blend waterproof boots

Merlin Euston jeans have clever knees

One of the best things about these stylish $219.95 Merlin Euston boot-cut riding jeans is the clever design of the internal pockets for the knee protectors. Clever protectors The included level 1 CE knee protectors themselves are enclosed in a separate fabric pouch and slide into the internal pocket where a long velcro strip allows …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants covert secretive

MotoCAP employs secretive buying

MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing, uses a secretive system for buying and selecting gear for testing to guarantee integrity. The Australian ratings system for motorcycle pants, jackets and gloves launched in September 2018 and has attracted a wide range of support as well as criticism. Deakin Uni Institute …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants covert secretive

MotoCAP ‘important but too complex’

MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing, is important but may be too complex and not comprehensive enough, says a British motorcycle manufacturer. The Australian ratings system for motorcycle pants, jackets and gloves launched in September 2018. Since then, MotoCAP has copped some criticism for “faulty comfort ratings” and for …

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Merlin Victory waxed cotton heritage jacket leisure

Leisure rider clothing gains popularity

The fastest-growing sector of the motorcycle clothing market is leisure safety gear while traditional Cordura and leather suits are decreasing in demand, says a British motorcycle clothing brand. The trend mirrors growth in retro and naked bikes and the decrease in sportsbike popularity, says Merlin major shareholder Steve Franklin. He and his Yamaha-loving sons, James …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants covert secretive

MotoCAP rates textile pants low on safety

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given only half a star to two stars to eight more pairs of textile pants. MotoCAP launched in September 2018 with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. In November they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the leather jackets on …

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Draggin Stealthz leggings

Rider leggings get poor safety ratings

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given just half a star each to three sets of rider leggings and mixed reviews on gloves. MotoCAP launched in September with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. Last month they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the …

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