There’s nothing like twisting a grip on a motorcycle whose throttle is dialed. When a bike mindlessly responds to the slightest input it’s symbiotic poetry as the machine and rider are seemingly one. Swapping out your motorcycle handlebar grips is a cheap and easy way to add a little personal style to your ride. Because grips come in a variety of patterns and are made from different materials, riders can find ones that feel better in-hand than stock grips, too. That said, we hit up the experts on the J&P Cycles Merchandising Team for five motorcycle handlebar grips that have been selling like hotcakes lately. The list includes grips in a variety of price points, from $20 to $120. We then threw in a couple of Countersteer Editor’s Picks for good measure. Grip and rip, baby!

Arlen Ness Black Knurled Fusion Grips (Product #534-934)

If you like really tacky grips, it’s hard to beat a knurled motorcycle grip. The Arlen Ness Black Knurled Fusion Grips are 1” diameter and made from anodized aluminum and rubber. The subtle styling is highlighted by a billet end cap featuring a laser-engraved Arlen Ness logo. Good for both cable and throttle-by-wire systems, the Arlen Ness Knurled Fusion Grips sit right in the middle of the price range at about 50 bucks.

Kuryakyn Chrome ISO-Grips w/Throttle Boss (Product #500-153)

If you place a premium on comfort in addition to style, then consider a set of Kuryakyn Chome ISO Grips with Throttle Boss. Not only will these feel real good in-hand thanks to their rubber inserts, but Kuryakyn designed the ISO-Grips to dampen vibrations, too. Made in a sharp-looking combination of chrome-plated aluminum and rubber, the Kuryakyn ISO-Grips with Throttle Boss are for motorcycles with dual cable throttles.

odi Grips Black "Vans" Grips (Product #240-2148)

If you’ve ever worn a pair of Vans, you’ll instantly recognize the pattern on these odi Grips. The odi Black “Vans” Grips rock the classic Vans waffle sole pattern stamped into a proprietary grip compound. The center section of the grips is slightly domed to help quell vibrations and enhance ergonomics. The odi “Vans” Grips come in a slew of new colors – Oxblood, Gum, Brown, Gray, Red, White, Green, Orange and Iridescent Purple. A bargain at only $19.99, but throttle sleeves aren’t included.

Avon Grips Black Custom Contour Grips (Product #501-302)

Avon Grips Black Custom Contour Grips are made of durable billet aluminum and Avon’s “seamless rubber grip technology.” They are ergonomically designed to minimize vibes and include a throttle sleeve. The Avon Grips sport a clean, classic design and are in the mid-price range. * One item of note – they will not fit motorcycles equipped with a handlebar air reservoir and Schrader valves.

Arlen Ness Black Deep Cut Comfort Grips (Product #224-103)

Leave it to Arlen Ness Enterprises to throw in a little wrinkle to the traditional motorcycle handlebar grip. The Ness Black Deep Cut Comfort Grips have slash cut ends and a conical shape that tapers down. The rubber grip inserts are not only comfortable, they allow air to funnel through to a rider’s hands, too. These machined grips have either a black anodize or chrome finish. Ness offers matching footpegs, too.

Countersteer Editor’s Picks - Here's a couple bonus grips for you!

Biltwell Inc. Kung Fu Grips (Product #400-1407) –

I know Patrick’s a big fan of Biltwell’s Kung Fu Grips. Maybe it’s because he’s tight with the Biltwell guys. More likely is the fact they’re called Kung Fu Grips and Pat’s been known to throat punch stupid people. Joking aside, these are some of the coolest grips you can get for $20. BMX-style, flanged, with plenty of grippy rubber fins. Biltwell sells a throttle tube for 1” handlebars separately.

Roland Sands Design Contrast Cut Tracker Grips (Product #502-055) –

Personally, I’ve got a set of these RSD Contrast Cut Tracker Grips on our 2004 Sportster. Turned it into a street tracker, so they fit the style of the bike perfectly. The body and end caps have been CNC-machined from billet aluminum and the Renthal Grip rubber is tacky. They’re sporty and have held up well to a couple years of use and abuse.