Right now the gloves I own are thick enough that in cool weather (like we're having today in Houston) doesnt bother my hands at all at highway speeds. However, I feel that some of the control I have through direct contact with the control surfaces using my bare hands is lost using these gloves. The evidence of that that Ive noticed is that when I wear gloves I stall far more frequently than when I dont. When I dont wear gloves I actuate the throttle and clutch much more smoothly, and In 6 months I think Ive stalled maybe 3 times when Im not wearing gloves, and when I am wearing them Ive just lost count of how many times Ive stalled.
Admittedly, the gloves I have are probably not the best to begin with, they are Bilt, but like I said, theyve proven to be great against the cold, so they make me happy in that department.
I guess, what Im wondering right now is, are there any particular brands/models of gloves that offer better feel on the controls, are sticky enough on the outside to allow the kind of control I get from just using my bare hands, and provide good protection against the cold?
And, as an ancillary issue, would better gloves prevent protection against my hands going numb from the vibrations in the bars, or do I need to go the route of a cruise control so I can get my hands off the bars?
I should say, Ive gone through 2 pairs of gloves to get the ones Im wearing now. So far this pair has offered the least problems so far, but I still feel I dont have as much control I would like.
Last edited by ZXDrew; 11-12-2012 at 04:48 PM.