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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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What does CE approved clothing mean?

(CE certification article contributed by Pando Moto) Motorcycle protective rider gear has become a lot safer over the years since Europe introduced a CE legal standard for motorcycle clothing, known as EN13595, in 1994. It was originally designed as a standard for professional racers, but now any motorcycle clothing that does not meet the standard cannot be …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched testing

MotoCAP to add more clothing for testing

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection, MotoCAP, has been criticised for testing only 10 pairs of riding jeans and 10 leather jackets. MotoCAP was launched last week to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear, as well as price and comfort. Despite eight years of independent university testing …

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Riders to access gear safety ratings

Motorcyclists will soon know how safe their riding gear is after the launch today of a 12-month pilot program to establish a safety ratings system. The five-star ratings will be available online and will be similar to crash ratings for vehicles and energy efficiency ratings for appliances. Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Mate has been …

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Fruit and fish may protect riders BMW finds

Fruit and fish may protect future riders

Pomelo fruit and fish scales could hold the key to more protective, lighter and cheaper motorcycle riding gear, says BMW Motorrad. The German manufacturer has spent three years working with universities and companies such as adidas, drawing inspiration from nature to develop safety clothing and helmets for their factory workers. It will also have applications for …

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Protective rider gear more confusing

The protection standards of motorcycle clothing are becoming more confusing as changes to Europe’s CE Approval system begin to flow through to Australia. In May, Draggin CEO and founder Grant Mackintosh said that until Australia introduced a five-star rating system for motorcycle protective clothing in the next couple of years, labelling would remain confusing to riders who will have …

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