Living in California, it is no surprise that I like a light, unlined summer glove. The BMW Rallye GS Pro Glove is one of my favorites, and is the perfect compliment to the BMW Rallye Suit I recently reviewed.The Rallye GS Pro is a complex creation. The glove from the Bavarian BMW folks is composed of many panels – some stretch – and a great deal of intricate assembly work that aligns kangaroo, SuperFabric (that stuff that looks like stingray skin and wears like it too), neoprene and more. These combined fabrics form an intricate pattern, yet the proportions are excellent and they feel Italian, although they are not.
The SuperFabric is stitched onto the heel of the palm as well as the back of the ring and pinky fingers. The tips of the first two fingers are covered with silicon-like patches -like the material at the hem of the BMW Rallye jacket liner – that give more grip with less pressure required. Just about every piece of the many that make up this glove is different than the adjacent section, and the thought that went into its design is evident.It’s marketed for adventure riding, but I like them even if my GS doesn’t get off the road much. They have ram-air knuckle vents/armor and, while not as breezy as mesh, they are as much more protective.As with BMW’s Gravel Boots, the Rallye GS Pro are true to size. The BMW Rallye GS Pro glove retails for $95; for additional information, visit BMW Motorrad.For other BMW gear reviews, visit:BMW Rallye Suit Review BMW Gravel Boot Review
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!