Royal Enfield vintage-look women’s riding gear

Royal Enfield launches first women’s riding gear

Royal Enfield has expanded its vintage-look apparel to include its first range of women’s riding gear. Australian importers Urban Moto Imports says their shipments of the gear have been delayed due to the Covid outbreak. “We are hoping to see stock around springtime,” says spokesman Mal Jarrett. Meanwhile, you could buy it online from India at the …

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MotoCAP ratings for more than 200 items

Australia’s internationally awarded MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 jackets to its list of more than 200 tested items. The safety intitiative, launched in September 2018, is the first of its type in the world. It has now rated 202 items of clothing, including  105 jackets, 50 pairs of …

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Best Motorcycle Gloves in 2020

If you are an avid motorcycle rider you know how important having the best motorcycle gloves are. If you are a new motorcycle rider you may not fully appreciate motorcycle gloves until you have your first long ride. Gloves are an essential piece of motorcycle gear. There are many benefits of wearing motorcycle gloves, apart …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 1)

Part 1 – The new European Standard EN17092. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he and …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 2)

Part 2 – The new levels of the standard. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 3)

Part 3 – Impact abrasion resistance. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he and his laboratory …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 4)

Part 4 – Seam strength and risk zones. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he and …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched testing

Multiple material layers are safer for riders

Riding gear with multiple layers usually rates higher for abrasion safety than comparative gear, according to the MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle jackets, pants and gloves. For example, leather alone provides about four seconds of protection before failure, but backing the leather with foam, 3D mesh or a leather patch can improve resistance …

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Alpinestars GP Plus 2R gloves

Alpinestars gloves score top safety rating

Alpinestars GP Plus R2 motorcycle gloves (pictured) have become only the second pair of gloves to be awarded a full five stars for safety by MotoCAP. The internationally awarded safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more gloves to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September 2018, is the first …

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Why can’t all gloves use touchscreens?

With the growing use of touchscreens on motorcycle instruments, GPS units and, of course, phones, why aren’t all motorcycle gloves touchscreen-sensitive? Ok, you shouldn’t be using your touchscreens while riding, but we know many will, simply because they can! Touchscreens So, how do they work? Touchscreens work two different ways. They can function by emitting …

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