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MotoCAP sets rider clothing ratings target

Motorcycle clothing safety ratings program MotoCAP has set a target of testing 10% of available jackets, pants and gloves in its first year of operation. MotoCAP launched last month with only 10 pairs of protective jeans and 10 leather jackets tested, and no gloves listed. We have tried to contact …

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How to reduce motorcycle CTP costs

How to reduce the high cost of CTP (compulsory third-party insurance) has always been an issue among motorcyclists, especially in NSW where drivers have received a rebate under a scheme introduced in 2017, but not riders. Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce says the most frequent question they receive …

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Ride safely for Motorcycle Awareness Month

Riders are invited to take part in the annual Road Safety Ride on Sunday (7 October 2018) to publicly launch NSW Motorcycle Awareness Month. The ride from Thornleigh to Kariong via the Old Pacific Highway will also raise money for MARI (Motorcycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative) which supports fallen riders. It …

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Call to train returned motorcycle riders

Returned riders who have not ridden for a long time should be identified and face a competency test to retain their motorcycle licence, says Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce. In his address today to launch October as Motorcycle Awareness month, Steve outlined the council’s views on improving rider …

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MotoCAP to add more clothing for testing

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection, MotoCAP, has been criticised for testing only 10 pairs of riding jeans and 10 leather jackets with no new entries for three months. MotoCAP was launched last week to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear, as …

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Motorcycle clothing rating system launched

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection has been launched to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear. The Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program (MotoCAP) website has launched with a short list of products that will be extended as products are tested at Deakin University. So …

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Barz Optics motorcycle sunglasses review

Barz Optics make a range of quality sunglasses that are windproof, comfortable enough to wear all day and night and feature an optional bifocal lens. That means you only need one pair of sunglasses for all occasions – on and off the bike! I’ve been testing a pair of photochromic …

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Returned rider learns valuable riding lesson

Returned riders are those who had got a motorcycle licence as a teenager or twentysomething, then stopped riding while they had a family, returning to riding in a midlife crisis. They now represent the biggest and fastest growing sector of riders as well as dominating the crash statistics. Rather than …

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Police educate riders in Road Safety Week

Riders can win prizes during Road Safety Week in Queensland when Nerang Police conduct a “North Upright” education campaign on the Gold Coast and hinterland next weekend. Sgt Graeme Reeves says the Queensland Police Service have received funds to promote the event with a free raffle. Prizes are a $500 …

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