ESSENTIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDING GEAR
Tour participants must use a certified and approved motorcycle helmet. The structure of the helmet must not be damaged or altered in any way prior to the tour commencing or throughout the duration of the tour. Helmets must meet at least one of the following standards:
Australian standard: Standards Association of Australia AS1698
European standard: ECE 22 - 05 Type P [Label typically affixed inside the helmet on chin strap]
The ECE mark consists of a circle surrounding the letter E followed by the distinguishing number of the country that has granted approval
USA standard: SNELL M2010, M2015 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
Japanese standard: JIS T 8133: 2007 JIS T 8133: 2015 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
No approved helmet, no ride
Tour participants must use approved motorcycle goggles or approved safety eyewear.
a) Eye protection, including spectacles, goggles, helmet visors must comply with the following:
i) Eye protectors and spectacles are made of non-shattering material,
ii) Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance are not to be used,
iii) Visors must be an integral part of the helmet,
iv) Metal or Perspex face shields are not permitted,
v) Eye shades or peaks must be of a flexible material.
b) Visors mounted on the helmet or peak may not be used unless:
i) The visor is made of a flexible material that will not shatter on impact,
ii) Any rivets or screws used to mount the mechanism are fitted with their heads flush with the inner or lower surface, provided that where flush finishing is impractical on a peak, round headed screws or pop rivets projecting no more than 3mm from the surface may be used.
No eye protection, no ride
Tour participants must use motorcycle gloves that fit the criteria of:
Gloves of non-split leather or other material of similar or greater durability and having the following properties:
a) A minimum thickness of 1.5mm
b) Be fire retardant
c) Be resistant to abrasion
d) Have perspiration absorbing qualities
e) Be medically non-toxic and non-allergenic.
There are many different types of motorcycle gloves available on the market so please choose which suit your needs.
No gloves, no ride
Tour participants must use motorcycle protective clothing that fit the criteria of:
A one- or two-piece suit constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability. Where suits and jackets are fitted with front opening slide fasteners; a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck.
A one-piece suit constructed of leather, reinforced nylon, or waxed cotton.
A jacket or jersey made of:
Close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, which must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms;
And trousers made of:
Nylon lined motocross type,
Padded denim motocross type,
Reinforced padded nylon,
Padded waterproof waxed cotton Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining.
Note: Both must leave no part of the body uncovered when the competitor is in the normal riding position.
Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining.
No jacket or jersey, no ride
No pants, no ride
Hydration Backpack (2ltrs)
Tour participants must use a hydration back pack system. This is necessary as some tour days are long and can be away from shops, outlets and the support vehicle for extended periods of time.
There are many hydration packs available on the market so please choose which suits your needs.
No hydration backpack (2ltrs), no ride
Tour participants must use boots that fit the criteria of:
a) Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material
b) Of a length that must at least cover ¾ of the length of the lower leg.
The trousers and boots must overlap and be secure when the rider is in the normal riding position.
No boots, no ride