Motorcycle riding is dangerous. It is risky, perhaps this is the reason for the adrenaline rush bikers get when they upshift hitting the apex and chasing redline in every gear they roll in. The closest one can get to the feeling of riding a fast bike is perhaps on a scary roller coaster. But the thrill of riding a fast bike might be followed by an unexpected incident that may prove to be fatal if one is not properly suited up for the unexpected hit. So in the article today we are going to tell you about the best biking gloves you can find without really burning a hole in your pocket.
There are a variety of gloves available in the market today but we have shortlisted the best gloves that offer incredible safety standards for everyday bike riding. We will recommend that instead of going for local gloves that cost around Rs 500 to Rs 1000, you can expand the budget and rather go for international brands that are setting standards when it comes to rider protection and safety ratings.
Price: Rs 3,500.00*
Weight: 222 g
Material: Hybrid Leather
If you are in the market for riding gears chances are you will pick Alpinestars as your first choice. The Italy-based brand has been manufacturing riding jackets and gloves for more than 54 years now. The SMX-2 Hybrid Leather AC Gloves are the most basic gloves you can find in the market today but even after being a budget product they do not compromise in terms of safety. The gloves offer high-grade knuckle protection and is a comfortable all-weather wear.
Price: Rs 4,999.00*
Weight: 907 g
The Alpine Megawatt gloves are slightly on the premium side when compared to the SMX-2 gloves. Unlike Hybrid leather, they are made from original leather material and hence are comparatively on the heavier side. They also have mesh construction for improved breathability which keeps the hands from getting wet from sweat in the hot summer days. The supreme high-quality knuckle protection will keep the hands from serious damage in case of a mishap.
Price: Rs 5,999.00
Weight: 199 g
The Mustang leather gloves from Alpinestars are among one of the best gloves being offered in its price bracket. They are stitched up of high-quality perforated goatskin leather which makes the upper layer of the gloves. The gloves offer over-molded PU knuckle protection with synthetic PU covering which also looks great and serves the dual purpose of looks along with safety.
Price: Rs 8,758.00*
Weight: 498 g
Material: Mixed textile fabric
If you think the earlier gloves were pricey and it will unsettle your budget then wait till we introduce you to one of the most affordable Spidi gloves you will find in the market today. The Spidi Wake Evo Gloves are the starting range of gloves from the Italian maker. These gloves are a right combination of ergonomics, style, and performance, and are made up of highly elastic microfiber and Neoprene, which makes it perfect to wear for adventure or sports riding.
Price: Rs 8,950.00*
Weight: >300 g
Material: Full leather
Now we introduce you the most costly proposition of the list, the KNOX Hand Armour Orsa Leather gloves. The UK-based riding gear making firm offers the best riding gears in terms of safety. The Hand Armour Orsa gloves are no exception to the impeccable quality provided by KNOX. They are fully leathered gloves and hence may not provide the best ventilation for hands in the hot Indian summers, but are rather far more comfortable, safe and good looking than anything else in its comparison.
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*Prices mentioned are subject to change and can vary from seller to seller over a period of time.