Submitted By: Hochan Jang on 08/26/2011
Beautiful, well made product, but not a perfect fit for my Duc 749. The grips are too short so I'm thinking about making my factory bars shorter by cutting them or just give it to one of my buddies...it's too bad because I love the color (blue) and style of these grips. Maybe I will consider trying out the Driven grips if they are longer than the Rizoma's.
Submitted By: Nicholas Sayaan on 08/14/2011
As you would expect from Rizoma, these are good looking grips. Installation was pretty straightforward and easy. Depending on your bike, they may be shorter than the OEM grips as was the case with my 2011 M796, but this worked out perfectly for me because they left exactly the right amount of space to mount CRG LS mirrors on either side. Otherwise, you will either need to chop off the ends of your bars or move all your controls out a little bit (which may require a couple of steps on OEM bars since the controls have little nubs on them that mate to the bars to prevent them from moving or twisting out of place, so you'll need to grind down the nubs to move things over). The only thing I found disappointing about these grips were the included cams that mate with the throttle. The plastic cams are apparently a little soft, so if you twist the throttle too far forward, the cam might deform and and get stuck in the groove that the cam spins in. This is a little difficult to explain in words, but a quick Google or forum search will pull up several other individuals who have had this same problem on several brands of bikes (and with various fixes, if you are so inclined). For the premium that Rizoma asks for, it's a shame that the included cams aren't as high-quality as the rest of the grips. I've had these for about a year now, so Rizoma may have remedied the issue since then. Ultimately, the problem isn't too bad, and I have gotten used to the throttle sticking a little, but I really don't notice it any more. I actually purchased replacement cams so I could switch out the worn one, but I ended up not installing them because it's more hassle than it's worth for something that I no longer notice (and the same issue would probably come up with the new cam). Since these grips are billet, they are also a little hard after long rides/commutes, but that's a minor quibble on what or otherwise great grips.