Chris says he briefs riders on MotoCAP aims, how a rider can use the service to select the right gear, what is tested and why, plus “some of the science that we do to back up our work”.
Typical rider questions are:
Q: Who funds the program?
A: MotoCAP is a not-for-profit organisation in partnership with and funded by: from NSW – Transport for NSW, SIRA and the NRMA; from Victoria – VicRoads, TAC and RACV; from South Australia – DPTI, MAC and RAA; from Queensland – TMR and RACQ; from Western Australia – the Western Australian Road Safety Commission; plus the Australian Motorcycle Council and the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation.
Q:How many garments are tested a year?
A: It was launched in September 2018 and has so far tested 146 articles of clothing.
Q: Are any companies getting on board with the program?
A: Despite invitations, no manufacturer has yet come forward to have their gear tested. Instead, they use a system of secret buying.