Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Delayed Aldi motorcycle gear sale coming

The annual Aldi motorcycle gear sale, normally held in the first couple of Saturdays of August, has been delayed this year until 31 August 2019. Riders who want to snap up one of the many Aldi motorcycle bargains is advised to line up early for the store opening at 8.30am or they risk missing out. However, …

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Do you wear your pants tucked into your motorcycle boots or are you a loose legger with your over the top of your boots?

Are you a pants tucker or loose legger?

Do you wear your pants tucked into your motorcycle boots or are you a loose legger with your pants over the top of your boots? Look around at other riders and you will see examples of both. But why is there a difference and does it matter? We’ve asked around various riders and found there …

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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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Leather pants in surprise MotoCAP ratings

Leather pants surprise MotoCAP ratings

In a surprise result, leather pants may be no safer than some denim riding jeans, according to the latest ratings from MotoCAP. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has found only one out of seven pairs of leather pants that rated four stars for safety. Draggin Next Gen and Triumph …

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

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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