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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Merlin Chase leather jacket fits

How to buy a motorcycle jacket that fits correctly

Selecting a leather or textile riding jacket that fits properly is nearly as important as getting a helmet to fit correctly. A motorcycle jacket that is too tight will restrict your movement on the bike while a loose jacket will flap around annoyingly, causing fatigue over a long day in the saddle. The best and …

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Macna men's jacket range

2019 Macna men’s jacket range released

European motorcycle clothing company Macna makes some advanced technology gear with a lot of street smarts, although some of the colours and designs in their 2019 range might be a little adventurous for some riders. Bright blues and yellows are not your typical motorcycle fare. But there is also some basic black and charcoal colours …

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Alpinestars Stella Andes Drystar Motorcycle Jacket for riding a long distance

Alpinestars Apparel Buying Guide

(Sponsored post) Alpinestars Apparel is an Italian motorcycle gear company known for its innovative, forward-thinking creations, each of which are designed not only to keep bikers of all types safe, but which keep them looking cool, too. The company’s focus is on making durable, worthy clothes for dedicated street bikers, adventurers who take on the …

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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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Merlin Chase leather jacket fits

Stylish Merlin Chase leather jacket review

Thick, soft leather and a heritage, two-tone design make this Merlin Chase leather jacket one of the most stylish and comfortable I’ve worn. At $499.95 it’s not bad value, either. No, this is not a jacket you wear to go racing, but it does have European certification with approved impact protection in the back, and …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants covert secretive

MotoCAP employs secretive buying

MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing, uses a secretive system for buying and selecting gear for testing to guarantee integrity. The Australian ratings system for motorcycle pants, jackets and gloves launched in September 2018 and has attracted a wide range of support as well as criticism. Deakin Uni Institute …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants covert secretive

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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