Hi netrider, Im thinking of buying a new motorcycle glove after having a very interesting month of glove buying frenzy lol. It all started when Mav came around to my place and showed off his new Takamii glove. I had a try and was impressed with the quality. So a couple of days later I went ahead and purchased my own Takamii glove, even the same black and white colour. Anyway I was told by Takamii that the smallest glove he had was a large. I know im a medium but hey it seemed like a great deal to pass up. To be honest, it was a superb deal and highly recommended. The glove though was a touch too big for my liking so I went and ordered another Alpinestar GP Pro from DHGate. The A* arrived yesterday and I picked it up from the local post office today. This was perfect timing since I had RNP - Mac Pass loop cruise planned today.............that cruise never eventuated, my friend crashed his bike when he gave it a quick squirt on cold tyres a block away from his place....Poor FZ6 Fazer slid for half a block . Anyway after seeing his gloves and pants torn to shreds (leather jacket held up pretty damn well), the least I could do was offer him my Takamii glove. With the glove gone I tried on my new A*, the quality was a bit different but pretty much indistinguishable from the Takamii. Was a bit heavier, the holes wasnt as good, the colour was a bit different and even the packaging was a bit different (just the feel). Googling it up I found that the newly purchased A* GP Pro was a FAKE!!!!!!! SO BEWARE PEOPLE. If you want good quality gloves, get the real Macoy Alpinestar GP Pro or better yet get the Takamii glove which is pretty much the same quality, build and everything.......the only thing different ive noticed from the A* you get from the store is the badging.