Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants

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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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants

MotoCAP rates textile pants low on safety

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given only half a star to two stars to eight more pairs of textile pants. MotoCAP launched in September 2018 with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. In November they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the leather jackets on …

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GoGo Gear Kevlar armoured leggings from BikieChic

GoGo Gear Kevlar leggings review

“Little MBW” has given the thumb’s up to the new GoGo Gear Kevlar armoured leggings. My daughter, Alice, is a permanent fixture on the back of any bike her partner, Mitch, is riding, but she likes to look stylish. She hates the bulky nature of most of the motorcycle jeans available, so she searched around …

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