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MotoCAP testing women’s riding gear

As Australia’s internationally awarded MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort testing and ratings system for motorcycle clothing has surpassed 200 tested items, there seems to be a paucity of women’s gear. The safety intitiative, launched in September 2018, is the first of its type in the world and has now rated 202 items of clothing, including 105 jackets, 50 …

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Duel: Double Vs single-layer denim

With summer just around the corner, riders will be considering riding pants and may be wondering whether traditional double-layer protection is better than the new single-layer materials. Traditional double-layer jeans and riding pants have a separate layer of protective material, usually Kevlar, and sometimes even a third layer of mesh to “wick” the sweat away …

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Bull-It Tactical cargo pants tested

Bull-It Tactical cargo pants tested

UK protective clothing company Covec Limited has released their Tactical range of jeans and cargo pants with a single layer of protective material. Instead of a separate protective liner, these cargo pants are made with Covec’s “Oneskin” protective material made by re-engineering inflexible liquid crystal polymer. Covec claim the material has abrasion resistance, is weather-proof, seam …

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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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Motorcycle riding gear failures

Your motorcycle jackets, pants, gloves and boots that are supposed to protect you in a crash, can sometimes experience failures of the most basic test of simple wear and tear. However, it is important to differentiate a product failure from a rider error. Product failures We recently bought a pair of motorcycle gloves (pictured above) …

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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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