Glossary: G


BKS offers 2 styles of glove with a third soon to be added. The current two models provide the rider with a short cuff Summer glove (BKS 001) made with perforated leather, hard knuckle protection and basic lining, whilst the other model is similar in style but set up as a Winter glove (BKS 002). Lined with OUTLAST and equipped with a waterproof membrane, the 002 is a great alternative when the weather changes regardless of time of year.

Both models feature the same protection: consisting of hard protectors on the fingers and main knuckle area. Palm sliders are fitted to the heel and thumb and outside of the little finger. A rubber visor wipe features on the thumb of the left hand only.

A wrist restraint strap secures the glove to the hand and generous leather reinforcement wraps all the high risk zones providing minimal seam exposure.

BKS 001 and 002 are available in Black only.

BKS 003 will be released in 2015 and will be a race version of the BKS001 with a long cuff, side of wrist protection plates and other enhanced features. Available in Black/White

Goat Skin

Originally used by BKS for it’s gloves, this has since been replaced by Kangaroo. Goat skin has very good tensile strength and is favoured for gloves in many sporting activities where durability and dexterity combine.


Terms of Warranty All BKS suits are made to the highest standards possible and will give you many years of use. They are hand-made and checked continually throughout production. They are also checked thoroughly afterwards to ensure they remain consistently fault free. This includes: construction; the mechanics of the components such as zips, studs and Velcro, and random measurements to verify that garments meet with the measurements intended.

Although BKS suits will provide you with undoubtedly the maximum protection during an accident, this can never be truly guaranteed. However, as such high standards are incorporated into BKS suits, we offer a warranty that covers the following aspects of construction:

  1. Zips and studs are components made for us, and although we select the best available we can only offer a 12 month warranty to repair or replace free of charge.
  2. Surface stitching or seam topstitching (other than lap seams covered below), is guaranteed for 6 months as this is open to abrasion abuse and exposed to a variety of contamination. This stitching does not play any part in the seam’s burst performance, other than to finish it off cosmetically.
  3. Internal seam stitching is guaranteed for 5 years, subject to inspection by BKS, and repaired free of charge, (this includes all lap seams, such as those holding the cuff and ankle zips).
  4. The general quality of materials (i.e. cloth and leather) is guaranteed for 12 months. However, being a natural material, reasonable signs of wear will show once you begin to use your suit. Leather is prone to colour rub in some contact areas, such as the front zip area rubbing the petrol tank, and this type of wear carries no guarantee and is subject to your own means of care. BKS can offer touch-up colours for this and other incidents of abrasion damage.
  5. Any garment returned for repair under warranty immediately enters our work programme. We will always attempt to carry out repairs within a 28 day period for garments under guarantee, but ask for some flexibility during busy periods. This also applies to size alterations, although any genuine errors will be corrected immediately.