Chris Hurren Varied protection for country and urban riders MotoCAP

Varied protection for country and urban riders

Urban and country riders need different levels of abrasion, impact and seam-bursting protection in their riding gear, according to MotoCAP chief scientist Chris Hurren. He explains the differences in this video from MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing which launched on 18 September 2018. Jackets and pants tested Almost …

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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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Harley rider Jeans

First Harley rider jeans with protection

Harley-Davidson has entered the performance jeans market with a range of three rider jeans featuring the lining that made Australian company Draggin famous. The jeans feature Draggin’s Roomoto protection fabric which offers race-level protection of 7.45 seconds of road abrasion. The lining also has an antibacterial treatment and “climate control” to take away heat and sweat …

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Airbag crash test

Airbags next in motorcycle safety?

Airbags have been credited with being the biggest lifesaver since the invention of the seatbelt and now they are slowly coming to motorcycles and riders. The latest is an airbag vest and jacket developed jointly by BMW and Dainese. There is no word yet from BMW Motorrad Australia or Dainese distributors about a release date or price, but it …

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