CE approved

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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Void helmet Ian Joice

Victory in void helmet sticker fine

Police have waived a Bribie Island rider’s $400/3point infringement for having a void helmet sticker in a test case that proves riders can legally remove the external sticker. Ian Joice, 63, says he was pulled over by police on Bowen Rd, Glass House Mountains, on 12 August 2019 at 11.38am. He says the officer noted …

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Roller barriers may be safer for riders

Roller barriers may be safer for riders

Motorcycle rider advocates have cautiously welcomed a Western Australia trial of new roller barriers with high-visibility plastic rollers on steel polls that rotate when hit by a vehicle. Similar barriers have been used in South Korea, Thailand, India and the United States and have been under trial with VicRoads at three locations for about four years. …

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Project Scout Jack Daniels alcohol

Riders still mixing alcohol and riding

Riders are still not getting the message about the dangers of mixing alcohol and riding, according to new Queensland University of Technology research. While alcohol features as a contributing factor in a relatively small proportion of all reported motorcycle crashes, it is more prevalent in fatal crashes. Despite decades of anti drink-drive campaigns and heavy …

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Brett Hoskin with TMR audit bike

Motorcycle hazards audit wins award

A special motorcycle used to audit road surfaces and detect specific rider hazards has helped win a Queensland safety award, yet offers of its use to Victoria have been rejected. Use of the specially equipped Queensland Transport and Main Roads motorcycle to audit roads in the Mackay region has this week won a Community Award for …

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Hit run Vespa scooter crash

Driver remains in jail after scooter hit-run

A 55-year-old Sydney driver who ran away from police after allegedly failing to stop following a crash with a scooter rider will remain in jail until his next court appearance on 8 October 2019. Police will allege Paul Andrew Brown’s Toyota HiLux utility collided with a Vespa scooter on August 14 at the intersection of Wellbank and …

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Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Female riders who complain about the lack of shape and adjustment in motorcycle jackets that don’t fit their shape should check out the stylish Viking Warlock all-seasons women’s jacket. Not only is it designed to fit the female form, but it has plenty of adjustability. There are two hip zips to allow for wider hips …

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Five Fall Motorcycle Safety Tips

(Fall Motorcycle Tips is a sponsored post for our North American readers) Before a long winter, many motorcyclist enthusiasts are excited to break out their bikes and begin riding before adverse weather gets in the way. As more and more riders hit the road, it is important to gear up for everything the autumn riding …

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Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Seven pairs of leather and textile motorcycles gloves are the latest to fail the MotoCAP safety ratings. Only two scored two stars and four one star. The Neo Freerider leather gloves (pictured above) rated just half a star because of the minimal abrasion protection, impact resistance and seam strength. The MotoCAP website now lists 43 …

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