Valentino Rossi will be retiring this year. I bought it as a memorial.
I used to use other manufacturer's grips. Even though he took a Title at Honda and moved to Yamaha, this It is so well known that he continued to use Grip.
You can still get it from Honda OEM Product. It's also possible to attach the Honda OEM Product to the SEA BASS Gixxer SF250. I was wondering if I could get a soft look-alike made by KIJIMA. I bought it.
Well, it's definitely soft, but the OEM Grip is thin. I'm satisfied because I can't help it.
It also prevents some vibration, so it's cosmetically I think it's fine.
I'll be using it with high expectations as the word on the street is that it has good durability.
About quality and texture - Top quality. Nice and soft but durable material used in these grips.
About the feeling of use - Very happy with the feeling of comfort on the long rides that in the past with the OEM grips would lead to discomfort.
Products to buy together - While I was adding these grips I decided to tidy up the handlebar setup with some barend mirrors.
Difficulty of installation - Average difficultly for me as a whole for the install since the OEM grips were so hard to remove due to the contact cerment used but once that was taken care of the the actual fitment of these new grips was a breeze.
Cost performance and comparison with other products - While searching I found the whole range of grips from Kijima very affordable and the Doctor grips are just great value for such a top quality grip. Will be hard to find a better one for the price.
About shipping and packaging - Sea freight is my preferred shipping option and usually arrives in Australia in 6 to 8 weeks from dispatch. Always well packaged to ensure parts arrive safety and are ready for use.
Any concerns, cautions, or advice when purchasing - The Doctor grips are available in three colours and two sizes so be sure to measure prior to ordering for a successful install when they arrive.
To replace the wide Handlebar on my 250TR, I replaced the Grip to match. I had a hard time deciding which one to choose, but I chose the Orthodox RossiGrip. There are a lot of similar products, but I bought this product of KIJIMABrand that there was Image that made a decent product. The Grip is soft and very easy to use. I had a coworker do the install along with the Handlebar replacement. Grip bond seemed to be easy to find.
Next time I change, if I'm not sure about the Design, I'll probably choose this again.
It's softer than HONDA OEM, so at first it's a bit I'm getting all squishy. It is very good once you get used to it, it reduces the vibration of the short cylinder a little, and I prefer a little thicker if possible, but I am satisfied.
I love the sporty, elegant look and simple shape. It's not flashy, but it has a custom feel to it when it comes to older motorcycles.
The shape is the so-called Honda RossiGrip itself. The product name is Doctor Grip, but if you look closely at the Grip, you can see the letters RG (or maybe it's just RossiGrip).
Material is much softer than the original, and it's more comfortable and absorbent in the hand. And yet, it's not too soft and has a great grip. I use them on my GB400 single-cylinder motorcycle. It does not eliminate the vibration inherent in a single cylinder, but its softness absorbs the shock just right and does not hurt on long tours. I recently repetition for the BALIUS, and compared to the hardened Grip before I replaced it, the fatigue in my hands is reduced hundreds of times when touring. That's not surprising.
In terms of durability, this is the fourth year I've been using it outdoors on my Cover motorcycle and it's not sticky and I don't see any signs of rubber hardening. I think I can go five years with no trouble at all.
The one disappointing point is that it is short in length. If it's about 6mm longer, whether it's a GB400 or a BALIUS, … I think it's a good idea. It's a point of concern for those who care about it.
With that said, this is a Grip that I would recommend with a Large voice.