Viaterra Shifter – Short Motorcycle Leather Riding Gloves - Black


Elevate your urban riding experience with the ViaTerra Shifter Short Motorcycle Gloves, designed for riders who demand the perfect blend of protection, performance, and comfort. Combining the features of our acclaimed GRID gloves in a shorter, city-friendly format, the Shifter offers unmatched security without sacrificing comfort or aesthetics.

Here’s why the Shifter gloves are your perfect urban riding companion:

  • Excellent Protection: Featuring the same premium KNOX SPS 404 protection found in the world’s most advanced gloves with CE level 2 Knuckle protectors, the Shifter provides exceptional impact absorption and abrasion resistance, keeping your hands safe during a fall.
  • City-Friendly Design: The shorter cuff design provides a clean, stylish look while maintaining the freedom of movement you need for manoeuvring through urban environments.
  • Optimum comfort & control: Pre-curved fingers and a comfortable, articulated design with accordion under knuckles & on fingers give you room for movement when operating the levers, clutch, and brake.
  • Enhanced ventilation & breathability: Strategically placed air inlets on the top of the fingers and perforated leather used throughout the Shifter allow maximum airflow in hot & humid Indian weather.
  • Premium Construction: Goatskin leather construction offers superior durability and abrasion resistance, ensuring the Shifter gloves stand up to the rigors of daily riding.
  • Touchscreen Compatibility: Index and thumb finger tips are touchscreen sensitive, allowing you to stay connected without removing your gloves.

The ViaTerra Shifter Short Motorcycle Gloves are the ultimate choice for urban riders who demand the best in protection, comfort, performance, and style. Order yours today and experience the difference!

what’s included with the product?

1 Pair of Shifter Short Leather Riding Gloves

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1. Superior Impact Protection for Knuckles

The Knuckle protector comes with a dual-layer on the outside of the knuckle to absorb impact better.

To increase comfort, there are two layers of foam: one under the knuckle guard and the second layer that covers the back of the hand.

We have also configured the knuckle protectors in 2 sizes for better fit & coverage across a wide range of hand sizes.

2. Palm protection with Full Wrap Knox SPS 404

Scaphoid injury is the most common hand injury in motorcycle accidents caused by the grab effect when the palm makes contact with the ground.

The dual compound, full wrap SPS 404 is made from a layer of Knox’s latest Micro-lock armour on the inside and abrasion-resistant LDPE on the outside.

SPS position has been approved by Knox headquarters, London for the Shifter design as scaphoid protection can be ensured only if the placement is correct.

3. Impact Protection for Wrist & fingers

PVC protectors and memory foam padding provide impact protection on the fingers and the wrist.

4. Goatskin Leather for enhanced abrasion protection

The Shifter uses goatskin leather that is durable, light and naturally water-resistant. It is the most comfortable leather to use in gloves due to its suppleness.

We kept the thickness of the leather to the highest level possible (1.2 to 1.5mm) to ensure enhanced abrasion resistance.

5. Excellent Ventilation & Breathability

Strategically placed air inlets on the top of the fingers and perforated leather used throughout the Shifter allow maximum airflow – a boon for the Indian climate.

6. Optimum Comfort & stretch with accordion

The Shifter comes with floating Knuckle protectors and a stretch panel underneath to allow the knuckle to float giving you room for movement when operating the clutch and brake.

Similarly, large accordion panels have been integrated on all the fingers and thumbs to allow free movement while operating levers.

7. Wrist velcro closure with lycra gusset

The wrist closure is designed to get a snug closure. This ensures a stronger hold around the wrist to avoid slippage during crash

8. Silicone SuperGrip for smooth throttle operation

The Shifter has an engineered super grip silicone panel attached at the purlicue (the area between forefinger and thumb), offering a much superior grip on the bars.

Having a grippier palm allows you to hold the bars lightly while ensuring you can operate the throttle smoothly.

9. Touchscreen friendly for BOTH hands!

The Shifter has special conductive leather panels strategically placed on both hands’ index finger and thumb tips – so you can operate your smartphone during quick breaks/ stops without removing the gloves!

This leather has properties that mimic a conductive path and enable easy operation of touch-sensitive electronic devices.

10. A visor wiper for the rainy rides

Strategically placed soft viper on the left hand of the Shifter helps clean the helmet visor in rainy conditions.




Durable Materials: The Shifter uses goat skin leather that is durable, light and naturally water resistant. The thickness of the leather is kept high for enhanced abrasion resistance.

CE Rated Protection: The Shifter comes equipped with the same premium, top-of-the-line KNOX SPS 404 protection used in the world’s most advanced gloves. Combine that with high-density TPU protectors for knuckle (CE Level 2), goat skin leather, and you have the best protection available for an Indian rider.

  • Knuckle Impact Protection as measured by mean transmitted peak force on the knuckles – 3X Level 2 standard

Enhanced comfort: The Shifter comes with floating Knuckle protectors and an stretch panel underneath to allow the knuckle to float giving you room for movement when operating the clutch and brake. Similarly, large accordion panels have been integrated on all the fingers and thumbs to allow free movement while operating levers.

Excellent Ventilation: We use perforated leather throughout the Shifter along with air inlets on top of the fingers to allow maximum airflow. This makes the gloves breathable and allows sweat to evaporate quickly making your rides during hot weather more comfortable!


STEP 1 – Measure your hand using a tailor’s measuring tape

There are two key measurements that you need to take into consideration for figuring out your glove size.

  1. Circumference – Wrap the tape measure around your palm at its widest point and lightly close your hand before taking the measurement.
  2. Length – Measure from the tip of the middle finger to the base of your palm at your wrist.

STEP 2 – Find your glove size by checking hand measurements against the chart provided

  • If both the measurements do not fall in one particular size – use the larger of the two measures to choose the glove size.
  • If the two measurements are on the border line between two sizes, try both the sizes and choose the one that offers a better fit.


STEP 1 – Confirm that the gloves are a comfortable fit. They should not be excessively tight on any finger (especially the thumb) & knuckles. To check this, try the gloves on and form a fist several times and verify if:

  • Adequate room for all fingers (specially thumb) to move and operate controls comfortably.
  • Check the fitment on both hands since your left and right hand sizes do vary.

While leather gloves do take some time to break in, ensure that the fit on first try is not so tight as to cause discomfort and/or restrict movement.

STEP 2 – Ensure the knuckle protectors are properly positioned. The way to check this is:

  • Roll your hand into a tight fist and hold the position for 5-10 minutes. This position should be easy to hold without causing any discomfort or causing any stress points.
  • Ensure that the edge of the knuckle protector is not over the knuckle when the fist is formed.


A few things to keep in mind when you start using the Shifter short leather riding gloves –

  • Putting on and taking off may be slightly difficult because the wrist area is narrowed down for safety reasons. This is done to prevent the gloves from coming off your hands during a crash and to offer a snug fit.
  • You may find the Knox SPS on the palm to be uncomfortable on the first try. But just like any protective gear, over a period of time, you will get used to it so you do not even notice it. These devices are incorporated into the gloves to ensure you are well-protected when you most need it.
  • In our research, we found that the palm size and the finger length are not in the same proportion for everyone (that makes each of us unique in the truest sense!). In such cases, the primary area of fitment should always be the palm area, even if you are to be left with some extra room near your fingertips.
  • We have used high-density TPU to maximise protection and longevity. While we have added an additional foam layer underneath the TPU, they may feel a bit too hard at the beginning. Thinner and more flexible knuckle protectors are not very effective during a crash and do not last long either.