MotoCAP has rated six more jackets to reach 150 safety and thermal comfort ratings for jackets, pants and gloves, including only their second women’s jacket.
The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing began in August last year.
It has now rated 150 items of clothing, including 41 pairs of pants, 47 pairs of gloves and now 62 jackets, including their second women’s jacket.
While some claim the ratings system is flawed, it at least now has a decent amount of clothing rated and provides a guide for buyers.
The first women’s jacket was the Dainese Mike Lady jacket which only joined the list last August.
It scored a protection rating of three out of five stars while this round the women’s Macna Freeride textile jacket scored only one star.
However, it rated three out of five stars for thermal comfort.
Transport for NSW says there has been “interest from some manufacturers to have their items rated”.
However, all gear rated so far has been obtained through a secretive buying system to guarantee integrity.
- MotoCAP is a partnership between Transport for NSW, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), VicRoads, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), Lifetime Support Authority (LSA), Western Australian Police: Road Safety Commission, Department of State Growth, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Australian Motorcycle Council and Accident Compensation Corporation in New Zealand.