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Old Feb 1st, 2011, 10:10 am   #1 (permalink)
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Kushitani GPR6 Motorcycle Gloves now available from Riders Discount

Riders Discount is proud to offer Grand Prix Racing 6 gloves from Kushitani! All Kushitani products are manufactures using mature Japanese Holstein cow leather that is carefully cut so that only 60% of the hide is actually used in production. This is done for a reason, as Kushitani’s own research indicates that only certain areas of cowhide are strong enough for use in leather racing apparel. Furthermore, the hide used is not pull-dried, but allowed to desiccate on its own so as to provide a keen suppleness straight off of the rack. You will notice how these gloves feel like they have already been “broken-in” the first time you put them on. And, to ensure maximum feel without sacrificing abrasion resistance, the palm is constructed using kangaroo leather.

Kushitani’s legendary build quality is evident in these gloves. Kushitani GPR6 gloves are designed first, with safety in mind followed closely by comfort. This is achieved through the use of the aforementioned Holstein cow leather which is sewn together using a tight nylon stitch. Stretch panels are smartly hidden behind leather and armor allowing the gloves to fit just about any hand comfortably. As an added bonus, the leather is impregnated with a silver fluoride water-repellent coating to prevent the gloves from easily becoming soaked when it rains. Inside, a Kevlar knit liner ensures your hands are as comfortable as possible.

Kushitani gloves are not yet available on our website - for more information, contact TJ at 866.931.6644 ext 817 or send an email to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM with KUSHITANI GPR6 GLOVES in the subject line and we’ll get back to you right away.

The Kushitani GPR 6 gloves in black. The top of the hand is protected by five layers of leather, K-Foam armor and gel padding which are all carefully placed within the alternating layers of leather.


The fingers are all well-guarded with extra layers of leather sewn in on top. These are further protected with gel inserts over the knuckles.


The ring and pinkie fingers are guarded by an additional layer of Zylon fiber. Zylon is an aramidic fiber that boasts five times the strength of carbon fiber and seven times that of Kevlar. It is chosen for its exceptional abrasion resistance on these particularly vulnerable fingers.


Zylon also exhibits a high degree of chemical resistance and as a result, does not dye well, so it is covered with another layer of fabric that can be color-matched to the glove. This crash-tested glove has had the cosmetic fabric covering the Zylon worn away but, as you can see, no penetration has occurred!


Palms are constructed first with a base of kangaroo leather that is further aided by extra swatches of cowhide on the palms and wrist. This provides a long-wearing glove with excellent feel and a high degree of crash survivability. The inner thumb also gets an extra layer of leather that has a pattern impressed upon it for an exceptional grip on the bars.
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At right, a crash-tested GPR5 glove indicates exactly why kangaroo skin is chosen. The tight nylon stitching is sewn so that it is not exposed to the road in the event of a crash. Some manufactures use Kevlar stitching here but, Kushitani reasons that Nylon is their preferred agent since it is less likely to tear leather apart when it encounters a high-stress environment. Kushitani tells us that the wear seen on the index finger of the crashed glove would have likely been much less had the user used mink oil in the care of this glove.


The large gauntlet uses a hook and loop closure that will fit over thick leather sleeves and the wrist strap itself is protected from abrasion by a separate leather flap. A Kevlar inner-glove liner is used that allows the hand to breathe effectively while imparting a high degree of comfort.


The top of the hand is covered with five layers of armored protection. K-foam (a Kushitani exclusive) is a water-repellant impact absorbing foam that’s extremely light and easily molds itself to the contours of the wearer. Our tests indicated that the back of your hand is well protected from the force of impact with this monstrosity on top of it!


Every Kushitani product is handmade using materials and construction techniques that have been continually refined to provide the end user with a high degree of safety and comfort on the road or at the track.


We also have these gloves in blue and white in very limited quantities.


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