A new motorcycle clothing ratings system has been launched to help motorcycle riders make safer choices about the clothing and protective gear they wear while riding.

Stakeholders from across Australia and New Zealand have worked together to develop the Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Programme (MotoCAP), the first in the world of its kind.

MotoCAP provides two separate star ratings – one for protection and one for comfort. The protection star rating considers performance in abrasion resistance, seam strength and impact protection, while the comfort rating is based on how comfortable the clothing is in New Zealand and Australian climatic conditions. It also provides advice to riders on what to look for when buying clothing and protective gear.

Visit the MotoCAP website.