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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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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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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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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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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Jackets fail MotoCAP abrasion testing

Jackets fail MotoCAP abrasion testing

A dozen motorcycle jackets have failed dismally in abrasion testing for the latest round of MotoCAP safety and comfort ratings. Only two of the six leather jackets tested scored three out of five stars for safety. Six leather and textile jackets scored two stars while three textile and the $749 Harley-Davidson Command leather jacket scored …

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leather gloves MotoCAP comfort and safety ratings

MotoCAP rates leather gloves for safety

MotoCAP has published the safety ratings on 13 pairs of leather gloves ranging from half a star to four stars, but has not released any comfort ratings. In the latest round of testing, the highest performing gloves are the Rev’It RSR 3 unisex gloves which received a four-star rating. One pair of Alpinestars gloves (pictured …

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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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Leather pants in surprise MotoCAP ratings

Leather pants surprise MotoCAP ratings

In a surprise result, leather pants may be no safer than some denim riding jeans, according to the latest ratings from MotoCAP. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has found only one out of seven pairs of leather pants that rated four stars for safety. Draggin Next Gen and Triumph …

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