MotoCAP tests eight jackets and nine pants


The award-winning Australian MotoCAP website has now published testing and issued safety and comfort ratings for 373 items of motorcycle jackets, gloves and pants. 

Not only does the site show five-star ratings for safety and breathability, but you can get more detailed information about the product, its composition and price.

Even the safety rating is broken down into an abrasion score, impact absorption and the ability of the seams to not break or burst open in a crash.

The breathability score is also broken down into thermal comfort and water resistance.

Furthermore, those interested in the finer details can download the comprehensive technical report which shows even more detail about each score.

For example, here is page one of a five-page technical details for the Oxford Hampton leather jacket.

The MotoCAP website is now a comprehensive resource for any order looking for gear that will not only protect them but keep them comfortable in all types of weather.

New ratings for jackets can be viewed here while new ratings for pants can be viewed here.

The MotoCAP safety intitiative launched in September 2018 and is the first of its type in the world.

Riders are urged to consider checking the safety and comfort ratings of gear before they buy.

While some have disputed the veracity or usefulness of the tests, rider representative groups and road safety experts say MotoCAP at least makes riders more aware of wearing protective gear.

MotoCAP is a partnership between Transport for NSW, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), VicRoads, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), Lifetime Support Authority (LSA), the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, Western Australian Police: Road Safety Commission, Department of State Growth, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Australian Motorcycle Council and Accident Compensation Corporation in New Zealand.

Testing is carried out by the Deakin University Institute for Frontier Materials on behalf of the MotoCAP partners.

All gear rated so far has been obtained through a secretive buying system to guarantee integrity.

In 2019, MotoCAP won a Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) road safety award.



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