The GP Plus gloves are significantly better than the SP2, my previous pair. The quality of the leather and stitching is superior, as well as the padding and external protection. It feels snug at first, but I think that's because of a thin layer of internal padding, and even though it's snug, it's more comfortable and has a better feel than my SP2. I hope it lasts. My SP2 started to tear in the palm after only 2,000 miles.