Dirt Bike Gloves
Dirt bike gloves don't really have protection. On some models, there is basic knuckle protection. The aim of the motocross gloves is lightweight, breathable, and to provide protection from rubbing on the motorbike controls.
The cheap gloves provide less rub resistance, and the expensive gloves allow you to go for a brutal day's drive and have your hands stay in perfect condition. If you want to hide the wear and tear on your hands from your wife, then invest in high-end gloves!