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Old 01-29-2015, 03:43 AM   #1
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Road bike grips - what do you like?

We are ordering some grips for the dirty/semi-dirty bikes so I thought I may as well get better ones for the roadie at the same time. In times past, the ProGrip 714 (or something similar) was considered the ducks nuts for sport-touring bikes, almost the de facto standard after-market grip - is that still the case?

ProGrip 714:


However I'm wondering if the ProGrip 725 isn't a better option, being dual-density and probably a newer design. It's also 3mm shorter at 122mm so a better match for the VFR, according to my ruler.

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I used the 797 for years on the 640 Adventure and loved them; the 725 looks very similar but without the big ridges between the outer three fingers.

ProGrip 797, for reference:


I'm not after maximum control or maximum comfort, but rather a blend of the two. And they have to be grippy in all weather. The heated grips on the VFR at the moment fatigue my hands because they are so slippery you have to hang on to them very firmly. The new grips will have under-grip heaters added.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:09 AM   #2
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Leather. Which is not what I would have ever expected to hear me say. I've tried almost every type of grip made over the decades. The leather ones, for me, provide the near perfect degree of tack.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:14 AM   #3
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Oury Road Grips; no slipping whatsoever, does take a little longer for the heat to come thru.


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Edit: Here's an old thread with a picture:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553236
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:41 AM   #4
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We are ordering some grips for the dirty/semi-dirty bikes so I thought I may as well get better ones for the roadie at the same time. In times past, the ProGrip 714 (or something similar) was considered the ducks nuts for sport-touring bikes, almost the de facto standard after-market grip - is that still the case?

not that it matters, but its what i've been using for a few years now
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:11 AM   #5
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Leather. Which is not what I would have ever expected to hear me say. I've tried almost every type of grip made over the decades. The leather ones, for me, provide the near perfect degree of tack.
Leather grips? Show us.
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