Join Date: Oct 2002
Sportbike: XB12R, H1, TTR125
Years Riding: I still have some money left...
How you found us: old member
Well, honestly, you hit two that I lean on for recommendations. I don't know what factory the Technics come out of, but, for the money, they are pretty darn durable and fit well. Always worth picking some up for, at worst, a second set. I think I picked up a set from motorcyclecloseouts.com this year for less than $50. I like the idea of a lot of the Held gloves, but I do have a fitment problem with them. Goes back a long way too.
Years ago, I had a set of Suomy gloves, yes, the helmet company. I believe that they were actually made in Europe by the same people that make the Arlen Ness leather stuff for racing. Very, very nice glove.
Finally, I have a custom set of Vanson gloves that I was lucky enough to order a few years ago. It's not a fancy glove, per se, but the function and form of the glove was just outstanding. The leather felt like it was going to be way too thick, but once I rode with them, I found them to be just excellent.
For years and years and years, I used a glove called JollySport. They were Italian, simple, and light. I haven't looked for them for years, but they were a good feeling glove that gave great protection when you went down.
"Super" Dave Rosno
Team Visionsports Racing
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