Buddy of mine has some Kobe Pro gloves. Two get off's and they still look great. Going to buy me a pair. He trashed a pair of Alpinestars (Not sure which ones) on a get off. Palms went quickly. The Kobe gloves have bronze rivets in the palms. Just an opinion.
I got a pair of Black TiMax with the full gauntlet. I've yet to scratch anything yet, but you have to be real careful. The gloves I think are more for style points than anything else.
The gloves definitely are thicker, so that does limit your hand movement somewhat. I have Joe Rocket gloves (Speedmaster and Racer Replicas) and Aplinestars, both of which I feel are overall better wearing, feeling and sensing glove.
I have been wearing them since it's been colder. This is definitely NOT a warm weather glove.
Also they are a bitch to get on. They have a zipper on one side, plus this flap that comes down then two sides of velcro, so it takes quite a bit of time to get them on in relation to other gloves.
If you do order them, heads up. Make sure you "CLEARLY SPECIFY" if you want the short cuffed ones or the full gauntlet ones. Make sure the order confirms which type you get. I know a few people that ordered them at a great price, thinking they were getting the full gauntlets, and they ended up getting the shorties in the mail.
Also I've seen these gloves in all black, all white and all red. The red ones looked S&M-ish, the white ones looked like they'd get dirty too quick and the black is pretty much your best bet.
Overall it's a nice glove to own, but there are much better choices out there for fit, comfort and function. So unless you purely want the look, you are better off going for Joe Rocket or another reputable brand.
I have the short Timax gloves. They are very comfortable once broken in. Very flexible for throttle control, but I find them cold as hell
even on the fingers. I did scratch my gas cap just after polishing it
but I'll do it again. My hands are short and thick that might make a difference. They are hard gettin on and off.
I've got the Alpinestars GP Plus glove... love 'em. I started with the SP2's, but found the GP's at the bike show for $50. The guy never thought he'd sell 'em. They were the white and grey in XL. Perfect for me...
Well correct me if I'm wrong but they have studs thru the leather and on your palm the only thing in between the stud and your hand is some fabric. If you ever spill theose studs are going to get red hot and burn nice little holes in your palm. They are quite thick and bulky. I was thinking about getting some but then went to the shop to try some on and changed my mind right there.
My only slight gripe against them is that the palm is A LOT thicker then most gloves I have worn. So throttle feel, etc. takes some getting used to to start inspiring confidence. But, other than that, fit and finish, they are great!
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