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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

Product Details


₹ 4,999 MRP inclusive of all taxes
Color: Size:

Superior Impact Protection for Knuckles

Palm protection with Full Wrap Knox SPS 404

Impact Protection for Wrist & fingers

Goatskin Leather for enhanced abrasion protection

Excellent Ventilation & Breathability

Optimum Comfort & stretch with accordion

Wrist velcro closure with lycra gusset

Silicone SuperGrip for smooth throttle operation

Touchscreen friendly for BOTH hands!

A visor wiper for the rainy rides



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.


Concerned that you might not like what you get? While we are extremely confident that you will be more than satisfied with our gloves, we understand that sometimes you might be looking for something different. Not to worry, we offer a zero risk trial within 3 days from the date of delivery. And no, you don't need to pay for the return shipping. Please write to us on if you have any further queries or need clarifications.


Worried about the wrong size if you buy online? You can exchange for size within 3 days from the date of delivery at ZERO cost – yup, we will get the gloves picked up from your address and send a replacement once we receive them in an unused condition. Please write to us on if you have any further queries or need clarifications.


Our gloves use full-grain goat leather that is naturally water-resistant. However, when leather gets wet, the oils get stripped from the leather – this will stiffen the leather and eventually cause it to crack. Think of it as your skin after taking a bath – you need to moisturize to replace the natural oils in your skin removed by the water. So, what matters for your gloves is what you do after it gets wet. Here is a step by step process to keep your glove well cared for and last longer.

Materials needed:

  • Microfiber/ soft cloth
  • Small bowl or mixing cup
  • Absorbent towels
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • pH neutral leather cleaner
  • Leather conditioner
  • Lukewarm water

How to clean riding gloves?

1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix a portion of leather cleaner in lukewarm water.

2. Dampen a microfiber cloth with the mixture and gently wipe the stained areas. If the gloves have mud splatters, allow the mud to dry before attempting to clean it away. Use a soft-bristled brush to brush it away before cleaning with cloth.

3. Clean the gloves starting at the wrist and working toward each fingertip. Be sure to clean well between each finger. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the dirt is transferred. 4. Rinse the cloth often as the dirt is transferred. Turn the gloves over and repeat on the other side.


5. DO NOT allow your gloves to come in contact with solvents (do not use fabric softener!), fuel, or cleaning agents.

6. DO NOT use any kind of CHEMICAL or scrub the leather

7. Do not use a washing machine or high-pressure devices to clean the gloves, as high temperatures and pressure will damage the leather.

How to dry wet gloves?

1. Dry the gloves by pressing softly with an absorbent towel after cleaning. You can also do this when your gloves get wet in the rain.

2. Allow damp gloves to dry slowly, as this will prevent the leather from stiffening and cracking.

3. Never dry wet gloves with a blow-dryer or put them on a radiator or direct sunlight or other heat source to dry – this will harden the leather and lead to damage. Also dry the gloves indoors away from direct sunlight where there is good ventilation.

4. While your gloves are drying, periodically put them on your hands to stretch the leather and ensure they don't shrink.

5. Just before the gloves are completely dry, put the gloves on and shape them to your hand while still damp. Remove the gloves gently, trying to retain this shape in the gloves and allow it to continue drying.

How to condition gloves?

After the gloves are completely dry, apply a good quality leather conditioner. This is very important. Properly treated and conditioned (oiled) leather will breathe and the internal microfibers will move freely in the leather.

1. Use a good quality leather conditioner that will allow the leather to breathe.

2. Apply conditioner and rub it into the leather.

3. Allow the conditioner to soak into the gloves and reapply (if needed).

4. Wipe off any excess conditioner and make sure the gloves are not slick on the motorcycle controls.

How to store riding gloves?

When gloves are stored wet or in a non-ventilated area, this may cause deformations and ruin your gloves, not to mention this allows mildew to grow on the leather causing discoloration and damage.

1. Make sure that your gloves are completely dry before you store them.

2. Place them in a breathable cotton bag to protect them from dust but with enough air circulation to prevent mildew from forming.

3. Store them in a cool, dry, well ventilated area


Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Prakash Kanchan

Leather and finish felt premium

Aravind Manohar
Great customer service

I had a small issue with my stitches coming out and Viaterra reached out to me soon after getting to know and got it fixed within a week and sent it back.

One of the best gloves I've used which is swadeshi.

Great fit. Good material. Have been using it regularly for longer rides and it's been great so far. Service team is super commendable for they make sure of your sizing before dispatching. It may be cumbersome to some but trust me you save up on time if you're not in a metro like me. Super proud that this is swadeshi

The only drawback I'd say is a pinky finger bridge. Perhaps the stitching too. Could have been a little more refined.

As the saying goes in the motorcycle community " you get what you pay for"

Overall it's a good product and with enough time, R&D and actually taking feedback from customers, Viaterra can hold its own with companies such as Held, Ixon etc.
Keep it up.

Yousuf Imam
Super Experience

The padding and protection are spot-on
The grip is superb specially due to the extra sticky patch between the thumb and the index finger

Kabir Singh
Affordable protection & comfort

This is a really comfortable motorcycling glove, and you feel secure too, enough for a short gauntlet version.
I’ve been through my fair share of mesh gloves and I’d pick this one over all else for on-road riding.
The price point is just right and maybe a bit more protection on the pinky would be a welcome update.
I hope Viaterra is listening, as an update to their Grid 2 is long overdue.