Spidi MotoCAP comfort

MotoCAP adds 15 safety and comfort ratings

The internationally awarded MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more items to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September last year, is the first of its type in the world. It has now rated 186 items of clothing, including 50 pairs of pants, 90 …

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Missing Sportster rider found

UPDATE: Missing Sportster rider Jody McDonald-Spurdle has now been found safe and well and family and friends thank the public for their help. For your interest, here is the article we published yesterday. The family of Jody McDonald-Spurdle, last seen riding his black 2012Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster near Tin Can Bay, Queensland, on Friday (20 December 2019), …

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Pando Moto Dyneema versus Cordura rider jeans

Pando Moto Dyneema versus Cordura rider jeans

(Pando Moto jeans review by contributor James Wawne) Is it worth the extra expense to get the single-layer Dyneema jeans from Pando Moto over their Cordura jeans with Kevlar patches? We think so. Dyneema is a Dutch invention which blends the abrasion-resistant material into a single-layer denim that meets the toughest CE standards for protection without …

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Macna Freeride 150 jackets

MotoCAP now rates 150 jackets, gloves, pants

MotoCAP has rated six more jackets to reach 150 safety and thermal comfort ratings for jackets, pants and gloves, including only their second women’s jacket. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing began in August last year. It has now rated 150 items of clothing, including 41 pairs of pants, 47 pairs …

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leather gloves MotoCAP comfort and safety ratings

MotoCAP rates leather gloves for safety

MotoCAP has published the safety ratings on 13 pairs of leather gloves ranging from half a star to four stars, but has not released any comfort ratings. In the latest round of testing, the highest performing gloves are the Rev’It RSR 3 unisex gloves which received a four-star rating. One pair of Alpinestars gloves (pictured …

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Helmet still crash tested in Australia rotation

Helmets still crash tested in Australia

Motorcycle helmets are still being crash tested in Australia despite European-standard helmets being available here for several years because they provide riders with “more information”. The NSW Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) crash-tests 30 helmets a year and releases the details every November. Centre for Road Safety active executive director Craig Moran says …

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Draggin Stealthz leggings

Rider leggings get poor safety ratings

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given just half a star each to three sets of rider leggings and mixed reviews on gloves. MotoCAP launched in September with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. Last month they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the …

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winter

The Five Essentials to Riding on Winter Roads

(Sponsored post for the northern winter) We’re now in the final third of the year, and that means we’re inching closer towards the Winter Season in the northern hemisphere. For many motorbike riders, it’s also a season when riding on icy, winter roads can bring a great deal of risk. The numbers are stacked against …

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Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Aldi sale claims more safety and women’s jacket

Aldi’s annual motorcycle gear sale next weekend (August 18, 2018) claims accredited safety gear, the first leather jacket for women and an Australian-approved helmet for just $79.99. Each year the sale is so popular, riders line up outside hours before and many products are sold out within minutes. Fans of Aldi gear say it is …

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Motorbike Writer birthday

Motorbike Writer celebrates five years

Today (May 26, 2018) marks the fifth anniversary of your free and independent motorcycle news service, Motorbike Writer. To those who have been with us from the start, thanks for your loyalty and patronage. Motorbike Writer now has about 10,000 visitors a day to the website, more than 25,000 social media followers and some 3500+ …

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