I have a couple pairs of gloves for when its below 40F
one pair is split leather with a fleece lining - got them at Walmart for about $10, and I like them the best.
Got a pair of new Harley-D winter gloves for $20 from the Goodwill store, lists on the Harley website for $100. They are like snowmobile gloves. They keep my hands a bit warmer, but they are really bulky.
When riding with heavy gloves I cant feel the clutch lever very well, it does not slide across my fingers the same. I totally lose my confidence pulling away from a light, or out into traffic.
Having said all that, the best thing is to get your hands behind the wind deflection of a windshield, or get grip wind deflectors. The windshield does not have to cover the grips, it throws the air out sideways and very little wind hits your hands.
Since the weather turns cold so quickly in upstate NY, having cold weather gear means you get to ride maybe another 10 days a year instead of driving the car when its below 40F. In that light its not really worth it for me to spend a couple hundred dollars to ride another 10 days - Im already riding 120 days a year. The weather goes from 50s to below 40F, to snow, in about 2 weeks.
Last edited by KCW; 11-28-2017 at 09:32 AM.