Just bought a bike (GSXR-600) so I need to get some protective gear. I will mostly be riding on the street and occasionally to work. Not sure about track days this early on. I am borrowing a helmet for now, so I will decide which one I want shortly, but as for gloves, I have been looking at: -Alpine Stars 06 GP Plus ~$199 -Alpine Stars 06 GP Pro ~$250 -Spidi Carbo-six ~$300 I have tried these three on and the spidi felt the stiffest and felt like it offered the most protection, but mabey too restrictive. Any suggestions for other gloves I should check out, or anything in particular I should look out for. Will these ones I have looked at be really hot in summer? Also I used to own a textile jacket when I was riding my first dirtbike on the road, but sold it. I am now contemplating getting a leather jacket. I tried on the Dainese Kirishima jacket, and an Alpine stars MX-1(I think it was). They seemed to offer good protection (with the Dainese fitting better), but a bit more restrictive than I was thinking they would be (they said it will stretch). Will textile jackets still offer the same protection as a Leather jacket? And what are the pros/cons of the two types? The people in the shop said that the leather jackets will be very cold in winter, but cooler in summer. At least if I got leather, I could use it if I started to get into track days. And I don't plan on riding the bike in the rain, I will still use the car (apart from those times I get caught out). And I spose shortly down the track I will be getting some pants also. Thanks for your feedback.