Dainese 4 Stroke 2 Review: Supreme Comfort or Poor Value?

I strongly believe that having a good pair of gloves for protection and comfort is non-negotiable. The Four-Stroke 2 gloves caught my eye for their stylish Italian design and use of high-end materials. But are they worth the lofty price tag?

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Are these the best motorcycle gloves for the summer for you?

Let’s unzip these gloves and take a hands-on look at the features and functionality. By the end, you’ll know exactly who should buy the Four-Stroke 2 motorcycle gloves.

Dainese 4 Stroke 2 Review


Key Takeaways

  • Comfortable and breathable
  • Sleek Italian styling and luxury
  • Great for warm, dry conditions

Dainese 4 Stroke 2 An Evolutionary Upgrade

The Dainese Four-Stroke 2 gloves replace the previous Four-Stroke model, which was hugely popular among riders. So, this newest iteration had big shoes to fill!

At first glance, the changes from the earlier Four-Stroke glove appear subtle. But Dainese added some clever touches that make these premium gloves even more comfortable and protective:

  • Enhanced Knuckle Accordion: An elastic accordion panel stretches across the knuckles, increasing flexibility when gripping the bars.
  • Extended Wrist Pull Tab: A grippy pull tab makes it easier to tug the gloves on in a hurry.
  • Beefed Up Wrist Enclosure: chunky Velcro and extra overlap at the wrist provide a super secure closure.

While the upgrades seem minor, they add up to a supremely comfortable glove perfect for everyday riding.

Constructed Like a Race Glove with an Urban Style

The Four-Stroke 2 gloves borrow technology from Dainese’s track-focused race gloves but are packaged into a stylish, urban-ready package.

They use the same premium goatskin leather as the race-ready Full Metal gloves, with the addition of flexible polyurethane accordions. The knuckle protector uses injection molded plastic combined with shock-absorbing