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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Touchscreens gloves Farkle Fingers

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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GloveTacts touchscreens pads

GloveTacts touchscreen contacts updated

GloveTacts have improved their touchscreen-sensitive stick-on pads so they are now the most effective way to use touchscreens (smartphones, GPS units, smart watches, instruments and MP3 players) without removing your gloves. Many motorcycle gloves now come with touchscreen-sensitive fingertips, but we have come across few that actually work very well. GloveTacts are thin black stickers …

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Goldtop Bobber tan gloves

Do you wear gloves over or under cuff?

Do you wear your motorcycle gloves under or over your jacket cuff? Yes, we cover the BIG issues here at Motorbike Writer! Surprisingly, this issue has resonated with riders in the past when we have mentioned it in glove reviews. So we thought we would investigate the issue further and invite you to comment. There …

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MotoCAP has added 8 more jackets and two more pairs of pants to its safety and thermal comfort ratings, bringing the total to 160.

MotoCAP rates 160 jackets, pants, gloves

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 …

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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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Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Delayed Aldi motorcycle gear sale coming

The annual Aldi motorcycle gear sale, normally held in the first couple of Saturdays of August, has been delayed this year until 31 August 2019. Riders who want to snap up one of the many Aldi motorcycle bargains is advised to line up early for the store opening at 8.30am or they risk missing out. However, …

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