What’s the first thing you reach for after throwing a leg over your bike? That’s right — motorcycle grips. This critical connection keeps the adventure going at the speed you set. As with plenty of other parts, motorcycle handlebar grips can wear down and start to look rather rough after years of twisting in all sorts of weather conditions. The solution? Score aftermarket motorcycle grips from J&P and bring your bike back to life! Be sure to check out this article from the Common Tread crew for your primer on aftermarket motorcycle grips and score the ones that are right for your ride.
Grip ’N Rip
As the Common Tread team says, “grips come in a variety of patterns and are made from different materials” so “riders can find ones that feel better in-hand than stock grips.” The features to consider when shopping for a new pair of motorcycle grips include design and pattern, comfort level and padding, grip and tackiness and finally, longevity. You want something that matches the style of your bike and with hundreds of options to choose from, we can help make that happen. Air cushions and plush padding are one route if you want to cancel vibrations felt through your hands; the tried-and-true rubber grip is the other route that’s low-cost and plenty effective. Of course, there are plenty middle-of-the-road models that balance ergonomics and looks with vibration cancellation. Pro tip: Be sure to assess the status of your throttle sleeve because not all of these grips come with one.
Aftermarket Add-Ons At J&P
Whether you ride by wire or are manually yanking on the throttle cable (or dual throttle cables), installing motorcycle handlebar grips offers a fun, straightforward and eye-catching DIY job. It also lets you put the power down evenly and with total comfort. Be sure to consult our tech support team with any installation questions before and after your purchase!