Motorcycle riding gear failures gloves

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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Bull-it Jeans win enterprise award

Bull-It jeans help win enterprise award

UK protective clothing company, Covec Limited, parent company of Bull-it Jeans, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognising their export success. The company exports to 14 different countries in Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand. Company founder Keith Bloxsome says they made their first container sale to Australia, quickly followed by New Zealand …

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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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What is the best wet weather riding gear?

What is the best motorcycle gear for riding in wet weather? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. It depends on the weather, how far you are riding, where you are going, the type of bike you are riding etc. Click here to read about Murphy’s Law of riding in the rain for a laugh. Wet weather …

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MotoCAP adds 15 safety and comfort ratings

The internationally awarded MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more items to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September last year, is the first of its type in the world. It has now rated 186 items of clothing, including 50 pairs of pants, 90 …

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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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