MotoCAP has added eight more jackets and two more pairs of pants to its safety and thermal comfort ratings, bringing the total to 160.
The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing began in September last year.
It has now rated 160 items of clothing, including 43 pairs of pants, 47 pairs of gloves and 70 jackets.
This release adds a third well-performing women’s jacket to the range of dedicated female gear rated on their website.
The DriRider Paris leather jacket (pictured above) scored three out of five stars for protection, and two out of five stars for thermal comfort, matching the rating of the current highest performing ladies jacket, the Dainese Mike.
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.
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 chief scientist Chris Hurren says urban and country riders need different levels of abrasion, impact and seam-bursting protection in their riding gear.
He explains the differences in this video.
- 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.