TEST BIKES

Performance Bikes (UK) - - CONTENTS - Chris New­big­ging

Yamaha R6, KTM Su­per Duke, Suzuki GSX-R1000R, BMW S1000RR

Th­ese were my favourite gloves, un­til a few weeks ago. The fit, feel and com­fort are su­perb, and they felt se­cure and well made enough to re­as­sure me they’d stand up to a tum­ble down the road. The wrist and cuff clo­sure Vel­cro has re­mained se­cure af­ter 3000-odd miles, and they’re long enough to over­lap my leathers. Not al­ways the case if you’ve long arms.

Then I found one of the fin­ger tips had lost its stitch­ing and opened up. I haven’t crashed in them, or done any­thing out of the or­di­nary to com­pro­mise the ex­ter­nal seams, so I can only as­sume they’ve sim­ply worn through or failed. It’s pos­si­bly a one-off, but it’s too big an is­sue for me to have fur­ther faith in an­other set.

Good for nose-pick­ing, not hand pro­tec­tion

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