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MotoCAP ‘important but too complex’

MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing, is important but may be too complex and not comprehensive enough, says a British motorcycle manufacturer. The Australian ratings system for motorcycle pants, jackets and gloves launched in September 2018. Since then, MotoCAP has copped some criticism for “faulty comfort ratings” and for …

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Heritage Merlin flanno

Merlin add flanno jacket to heritage range

British heritage motorcycle clothing brand Merlin have announced a new range of products that include several lifestyle products such as protective flanno and waxed cotton jackets. The flanno jacket (pictured above) looks and feels just like a flannelette shirt but has an abrasion-resistant Dupont Kevlar lining and impact-resistant CE Armour. The shirt comes in a …

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Macna Saber gloves

Macna Saber gloves put to heat test

A recent pre-summer hot spell has been the perfect occasion to heat test the Macna Saber gloves. They are part of the European company’s new range of 16 summer gloves in eight different styles ranging from racing gauntlets to short road and dual-sport gloves. We heat-tested the short and stylish Macna Saber gloves at $119.95. …

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How riders choose and buy motorcycle gloves

Baby Boomers are more likely to choose comfortable motorcycle gloves while Millennial riders buy for style, according to the 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction research. The survey of more than 400 riders also found Millennials are the most likely to buy gloves as part of a deal with other protective gear, as well as buy online. It found …

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Nikwax Gloveproof waterproofs gloves

Nikwax Gloveproof waterproofs gloves

Even some waterproof motorcycle gloves gradually lose their ability to stay dry, so you may need to update their waterproofing with a product like Nikwax Gloveproof. Cleaning, conditioning and waterproofing company Nikwax is based in rainy Seattle so they should know a little about waterproofing. Their wide range of products is available for many other …

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Macna winter and summer gloves tested

Macna winter and summer gloves tested

In a few short weeks I’ve been able to test new summer and winter gloves from European motorcycle clothing company Macna. Australian distributors Link International sent us several pair of gloves for Mrs MBW and me to test while on our recent trip through Italy. Mrs MBW and I were able to test waterproof summer gloves in …

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Macna motorcycle gloves

Macna updates 2018 winter motorcycle gloves

If you’re looking to do some touring this winter, you need a good pair of winter motorcycle gloves. European brand Macna has just release their updated winter range through Australian distributors Link International. They are waterproof, comfortable, warm and include protection and some hi-tech features such as electric heating and touch-sensitive fingertips to use screens …

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Goldtop Bobber tan gloves

Goldtop Bobber riding gloves review

These Goldtop Bobber tan gloves are the most comfortable short touring gloves I’ve worn and are perfect for the in-between riding seasons. They aren’t racing gloves, so they don’t feature any hard knuckle protection. However, they are made of a thick yet supple 1mm hand-waxed Aniline cowhide leather which should offer good abrasion protection for …

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Should approved gloves be mandatory?

The French Government has started enforcing laws making approved gloves mandatory for all scooter, motorcycle and ATV riders and pillions, leading to concerns about the rule spreading to other countries. The fine for not wearing gloves, even if just dashing down to the local boucherie for a croissant and cafe au lait, is €68 ( …

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Queen Bee black motorcycle gloves

Queen Bee gloves avoid bunching

If you have problems with your motorcycle gloves uncomfortably bunching in your palm on the handlebars, Black Arrow Queen Bee gloves might help. Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney says she has the answer with her new Queen Bee women’s motorcycle gloves priced at $125. They have a smaller, more snug …

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