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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Heritage Merlin flanno

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

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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Merlin Victory waxed cotton heritage jacket leisure

Leisure rider clothing gains popularity

The fastest-growing sector of the motorcycle clothing market is leisure safety gear while traditional Cordura and leather suits are decreasing in demand, says a British motorcycle clothing brand. The trend mirrors growth in retro and naked bikes and the decrease in sportsbike popularity, says Merlin major shareholder Steve Franklin. He and his Yamaha-loving sons, James …

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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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LDM ExoFlex jacket

LDM introduces ExoFlex waterproof jacket

UK brand LDM is a relative newcomer to the market with a range of affordable riding gear including this LDM ExoFlex all-weather jacket with a trendy hood. Lorenzo Luiso, founder of LDM, says he set up the company three years ago as an online retailer of well-known motorcycle clothing brands including helmets, gloves, and accessories. …

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MotoCAP rates eight textile jackets complex secretive

MotoCAP rates eight textile jackets

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, rates eight new textile jackets poorly for safety and comfort. Unlike the 10 leather jackets MotoCAP rated when it launched in September, none of the textile jackets rates more than two stars for comfort or safety. An official MotoCAP release says they expect better gear with higher …

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