Pro Grip 717 Duo Density Grips
KTM RC8R. BUY AND TRY, CLOSED END BUT USE CARE TO OPEN YOU WILL SMILE
ON KTM RC8R. I installed these after calling to send them back because I was disappointed that they were closed and grips. I forgot his name, but he talked me into it, or I let him talk me into it and decided to go for it... After all it's only about $17. The feel of the grips and the look is absolutely phenomenal, It is even better once put on the bike. The dual compound makes it a huge pain in the butt to install, lots of elbow grease, rolling, folding and some twisting to push them on to the Bar Ends / clip ons / tube. I took some snaps, and sniff them as close as I could to the tube, and to the bar and these look amazing. They feel even better than my lock on the series, and if it's possible my lock on series will get a replacement with these grips. These are installed on a KTM rc8 R 2013. Now I like how they feel so much, I want to put them on my treasured, super lightweight 05 r1. Despite building multiple motorcycles in tirely, Electronics, engines, gearboxes, triple trees and extensive suspension tuning aftermarket grip installation is something new to me, and boy does it suck... But once they're on they are on and they don't go anywhere and if that's what you want. Lol at that statement. One last thing,BUY THESE TRY THESE. If they wear too fast buy some more, don't be too cheap! That was my decision, I grew a little bit of nuts and cut the ends open and I am super happy. Pictures don't do it justice, you have got to see the texture, feel the texture, the color pops if you pick a background color other than black, And I like them more than my favourite lock on a series. This is the only thing I would ever change on the KTM bars, the anti vibration dampers are the most heavy duty I've ever seen, but they still don't do the trick completely so these Make it heaven. Don't cut too much off, and I'm assuming you want to have worn out frayed grips in a short amount of time unless you white-knuckle your bars and have poor driving style at which point I kindly say have some fun and loosen up literally. :-)
February 2, 2016
The grips have been great so far. Install was easy and they're holding up well after a couple months. I've definitely noticed a decrease in vibration too.
October 13, 2015
Such a comfortable grip
Great color options and the finish/texture is fantastic. My only complaint is because the ends were not open and I had to do a little extra cutting for the bar ends to re-attach.
August 5, 2015
Grips work great. They helped reduce bar vibration and the soft yet durable grips are a plus in the grip department.
July 28, 2015
One of my favorite grips
I use Pro Grip grips exclusively; better may be available, but I don't know what they'd be.
I like the super bike grips because they provide excellent feel through my gloves and are soft enough for longer rides; I tour with them.
For a softer touch I like the rally style of Pro Grip grips.
The quality, ease of installation, and affordability make these grips the ones I'll pick every time.
May 25, 2015
Comfortable and look great
Went on with minimal effort and look great.
The black and red combo matched the bike perfectly.
They've definitely helped with hand and wrist fatigue on longer spirited rides thru the twisties.
Would definitely pick up another pair once these wear out.
April 22, 2015
I bought these originally for their looks. They looked a lot nicer than the bland stock grips that came with my 999S. When I received and mounted them, I was very surprised, they were very comfortable as well as stylish. I liked these so much, I bought a pair for my 1198S, too..
March 10, 2015
Great but weak
Great looking and performing grips. The problem with them is that the comfy gel wears very fast and the appearance suffers along with it.
April 28, 2014