Best Harley Grips – Most Comfortable Options [All Harley]

It is unlikely that you would continue riding your Harley without comfort grips installed there. Not only for comfort but also grips are a vital safety consideration. The grips on your Harley should fit your hands perfectly and be installed correctly – wrong or incompatible ones are simply unsafe (needless to say, uncomfortable). What if we show you some of the best Harley grips? Well, here you get those –

Best Overall (Most Harley) – Kuryakyn Premium ISO Handlebar Grip

Best for Small Hands (Most Harley) – Kuryakyn Kinetic

Best Harley Grips for Vibration – Avon AIR-90 or Avon Custom Contour

Best Grips for Harley Touring – Arlen Ness Fusion or  Avon 3-Ring

Best Grips for Street Glide & Baggers – Avon Air Spike or Arlen Ness Brass

Best Grips for Harley Sportster – Avon AIR-90-ANO

Best Grips for Harley Softail (2018-Up) – Kuryakyn 6227 ISO

Best Grips for Harley Softail (Down-2017) – Kuryakyn 6296 Zombie

Best Grips for Harley Dyna – Arlen Ness Fusion or Chrome Fusion

Best Grips for Carpal Tunnel/Numb Hands – Grip Puppy Comfort

Best Heated Grips for Harley – Hill Country or Avon Contour or Kuryakyn

Best Unisex Harley Grips – Avon CC-85-CH

Why Did We Choose Those Above?

The best Harley grips are subjective; different riders prefer different styles of both looks and feel. In the list above, we compiled the top-rated Harley Grips for multiple classes of bikes in its lineup. This list accounts for overall comfort, grip style, graphics options, price, looks, quality & availability.

Each of these grips was carefully selected by our research team. They looked through reviews, feedback on forums, and personal accounts to bring you the best of the best. The goal is that you’ll feel more comfortable on your bike with these grips and less distracted.

Benefits of Right Motorcycle Grip

Greater comfort: The more comfortable you are on your bike, the longer you can ride.

Better grip & control: Reduced slipping means better handling of your bike, which directly affects safety.

Increased safety: Feel more confident changing gears, accelerating, braking quickly and handling your bike. That added comfort comes into play here as well.

Reduced hand fatigue: Reducing fatigue will lead to increased safety on the road through longer periods of riding. You’ll feel safer because you’re not draining yourself by gripping so tightly.

Best Harley Grips – Top Table for Different Models

Best Overall
Kuryakyn 6212 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips with Standard Throttle Boss for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Best for Small Hands
Kuryakyn 6353 Premium Kinetic Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2008-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Gloss Black, 1 Pair
Best for Vibration
Avon Grips AIR-90 Chrome One Size Grips
Best for Touring
Arlen Ness 07-323 Black Fusion Grip
Best for Sportster
Avon Tyres AIR-90-ANO Grips
Kuryakyn 6212 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips with Standard Throttle Boss for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Kuryakyn 6353 Premium Kinetic Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2008-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Gloss Black, 1 Pair
Avon Grips AIR-90 Chrome One Size Grips
Arlen Ness 07-323 Black Fusion Grip
Avon Tyres AIR-90-ANO Grips
Best Overall
Kuryakyn 6212 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips with Standard Throttle Boss for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Kuryakyn 6212 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips with Standard Throttle Boss for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Best for Small Hands
Kuryakyn 6353 Premium Kinetic Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2008-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Gloss Black, 1 Pair
Kuryakyn 6353 Premium Kinetic Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2008-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Gloss Black, 1 Pair
Best for Vibration
Avon Grips AIR-90 Chrome One Size Grips
Avon Grips AIR-90 Chrome One Size Grips
Best for Touring
Arlen Ness 07-323 Black Fusion Grip
Arlen Ness 07-323 Black Fusion Grip
Best for Sportster
Avon Tyres AIR-90-ANO Grips
Avon Tyres AIR-90-ANO Grips
Best for Baggers
Avon Grips Black Air Cushion Spike Grips AIR-90-AN-FL-SP
Best for New Softail
Kuryakyn 6227 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2014-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Best for Old Softail
Kuryakyn 6296 Premium Handlebar Grips with Zombie End Caps for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Best for Dyna
Arlen Ness 07-325 Black Fusion Grip
Best Heated
Hill Country Customs Heated Grips UPGRADE for Harley Touring Prewired Handlebar Kits - HEATED GRIPS UPGRADE
Avon Grips Black Air Cushion Spike Grips AIR-90-AN-FL-SP
Kuryakyn 6227 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2014-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Kuryakyn 6296 Premium Handlebar Grips with Zombie End Caps for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Arlen Ness 07-325 Black Fusion Grip
Hill Country Customs Heated Grips UPGRADE for Harley Touring Prewired Handlebar Kits - HEATED GRIPS UPGRADE
Best for Baggers
Avon Grips Black Air Cushion Spike Grips AIR-90-AN-FL-SP
Avon Grips Black Air Cushion Spike Grips AIR-90-AN-FL-SP
Best for New Softail
Kuryakyn 6227 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2014-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Kuryakyn 6227 Premium ISO Handlebar Grips for Electronic Throttle Control: 2014-19 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Best for Old Softail
Kuryakyn 6296 Premium Handlebar Grips with Zombie End Caps for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Kuryakyn 6296 Premium Handlebar Grips with Zombie End Caps for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
Best for Dyna
Arlen Ness 07-325 Black Fusion Grip
Arlen Ness 07-325 Black Fusion Grip
Best Heated
Hill Country Customs Heated Grips UPGRADE for Harley Touring Prewired Handlebar Kits - HEATED GRIPS UPGRADE
Hill Country Customs Heated Grips UPGRADE for Harley Touring Prewired Handlebar Kits - HEATED GRIPS UPGRADE

Types of Motorcycle Grips

ISO GRIPS: One of the most popular types of grips is ISO. It’s typical because they have a nice soft rubber feeling to them with an ergonomic design. If you want comfort, grip & style all in one package, these are some of your best options!

HEATED GRIPS: Although not typically as stylish as other grips, heated grips are always a popular option for riders who tend to ride in colder weather. This is because they add additional insulation and grip on top of your throttle assembly.

BILLET RUBBER GRIPS: These are one of the most comfortable grips you can get. These types of grips are also easily customized with different styles, colors and custom logo work!

Heated vs. Non-Heated Grips

Motorcycle grips can either be heated or not heated, depending on your needs. Typically, the more expensive the grip, the better chance that it will have some heating element. If you’re riding in colder weather, heated grips are a great option to both keep your hands warm and also grip the throttle more easily. These grips typically add very little weight to your motorcycle and can function with or without the heat turned on.

If you don’t want to spend too much or ride year-round, non-heated grips may be a good option.

Compatibility Issue of Grips with Different Harley

The compatibility issue is a relatively common problem, especially if you’re trying to get the best for your riding experience. Because of variability in motorcycle models and year ranges, it’s tough to get the perfect fit at times.

You may need to do a little bit of research beforehand or make an educated guess about which grips will work for you. When looking for motorcycle grips, find something that will easily fit your throttle assembly with no specific installation instructions.

Top Brands for Harley Davidson Grips

Grips are one of the most basic and also underrated parts of any motorcycle. The brands we’ve listed here all offer incredibly comfortable grips that will both protect your platform and protect you in the event of a fall. Below are the best brands for Harley Davidson Grips:

  • Arlen Ness Fusion
  • Chrome Fusion
  • Avon AIR
  • Kuryakyn
  • Hill Country
  • Avon Contour

Harley Grips Price Range

$20-$50: These are pretty basic-looking grips with a very thin rubberized texture.

$50-$100: They match your brake assembly, have dual-compound material and are made of high-end rubber that feels comfortable in your hand.

$100-$200: You’ll find high-quality chrome and stainless finishes. They come in sets (right & left) and have a much more universal mounting platform.

$200-$500: Typically made from exotic materials like carbon fiber or titanium and feature incredible detail designs.

Buying Harley Grips – What to Look For?

The correct motorcycle grip can make a huge difference in your comfort. Here are some factors you should consider:

Comfort: Grips are designed to be comfortable, but it’s easy to feel pain or numbness after extensive use or ride for many hours. The best grips are ergonomic to fit your hand and support your wrist, making it more comfortable.

Style: Everyone wants to look good on their motorcycle. The Harley Grips have a distinct style that retains the raw power of your bike but exudes an added level of coolness and comfortability.

Grip: While some grips are just designed to look pretty, others also provide grip for you. It means less slippage, which means significantly more comfort.

Price: Everyone has a budget, but sometimes it’s worth it to invest in your bike. Quality grips are an important part of riding, so you don’t have to worry about losing grip or them falling apart unexpectedly when you need them most. The suitable Harley Grips will help you save money in the long run.

Bestseller No. 1
ODI Vans Cult Street Motorcycle Hand Grips - Black / 1"
  • Both 1" and 7/8" handlebar fitments available
  • 7/8" grips have 1" throttle side, 1" grips have 1.1/8" throttle side ID
  • 125mm Length
  • Sold in Pairs
  • Throttle sleeve required
Bestseller No. 2
Benlari Black Hand Grips 1 Inch Handlebar Grips Cable Throttle Compatible for Harley Davidson Sportster Touring Dyna Softail 883 1200
  • Compatibility:【Fit 1 Inch and Cable Throttle】 It is Handlebar Grips compatible for Harley Touring 2000-2007 , Sportster 883 / 1200 / 48 1996-2021 , Softail 1996-2021 (Except FLSTNSE,FXSDSE 2010-2011, FXSBSE 2013; FXSTSSE 2008-2009), Dyna 1996-2021 (Except Wide Glide 2006-2013,Fat Bob 2007-2013,Fat boy FLSTF ,2006-2011,FLSTF/B 2010-2013,FLSTSE) and other with 1" handlebars motorcycle models . (NOT fit for 1-1/4 inches handlebar and Electronic throttle).
  • Material:【Anti-skid】 Made of high quality Aluminum and Rubber.Precision machined,crisp anti-skid slot on surface provide better motorcycles handling.
  • Easy Installation:【With Screws and a Tool】5mm cable holes,5 1/2” Right hand grip,5” Left hand grip.No modification needed.
  • Note:【Free】1-year Guarantee.
  • Package Contains: 【High Standard After-sales Service】1 Pair of handlebar grips (left and right).Instruction is included.
Bestseller No. 3
Speed Dealer Customs Solid Brass Knurled Hand Grips for Harley Davidson Softail Dyna Sportster 1" Handlebars
  • CNC Machined from Solid 360 Brass - Made In the USA
  • Hand Polished Solid Brass - Mirror Finish
  • All Speed Dealer Products are Road Test and Quality Assurance Approved!
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
  • These Hand Grips Are Made to Fit Standard Harley Dual and Single Cable Throttle Housings. Any questions just ask.
Bestseller No. 4
Arlen Ness 07-325 Black Fusion Grip
  • Each grip design features excellent Traction for your hands
  • Billet aluminum accents are intricately machined and later finished in flawless chrome or Black Anodizing
  • Slot track design features 11/4" billet aluminum inner collars with an air cushion rubber thumb pad, Linear knurled rubber grips and slotted billet aluminum end caps
  • Port hole, deep cut, and smooth designs feature 11/4" billet aluminum inner collars, diamond knurled rubber grips and billet aluminum end caps
  • Ring leader design features a Linear knurled rubber grip with integrated air pillows for extreme comfort; collars, rings and end caps machined from billet aluminum for an excellent look
Bestseller No. 5
Kuryakyn 6120 Motorcycle Handlebar Accessory: Heavy Industry Grips with End Caps for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
  • For those who are searching for that serious industrial look
  • The grip housings are cast-aluminum construction with proprietary EPDM rubber compound that is soft yet will dampen road vibration and allow comfort for long rides
  • Knurled areas between rubber pads give added style and grip
  • Includes (1) Chrome clutch grip, (1) chrome throttle grip, (1) tube of adhesive; suggested tools for installation (not included): set of torx wrenches, set of hex wrenches, combination wrenches, utility know, 80-100 sandpaper and adhesive solvent
  • Compatible with Harley-Davidson models: '82-'19 with dual cable throttle control (excludes Streets)
Bestseller No. 6
HTTMT MT291-020- Handlebar skull grips Compatible with Harley 96-later VRSC, XL, XR, Dyna, Softail (except FLSTSE2/3, FLSTNSE, and FXSBSE) and 96-07 Touring models See description Compatible with deta
  • High quality CNC billet aluminum
  • Condition : CHROMED
  • Left hand ( hole size): 1"(25.4mm )
  • right hand ( hole size):1"(25.4mm)
  • See description for more detail
Bestseller No. 7
Kuryakyn 6296 Premium Handlebar Grips with Zombie End Caps for Dual Cable Throttle Control: 1982-2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Chrome, 1 Pair
  • Smooth chrome bodies with vibration-absorbing rubber inserts assure a comfortable and secure grip to keep control in hand
  • Zombie end caps enhance the specter of evil as the numbers of this coven of accessories continue to multiply
  • Chrome Zombie grip designed for dual cable throttle
  • Includes (1) clutch side zombie grip, (1) throttle side zombie grip, (1) tube of adhesive; Suggested tools for installation (not included): set of torx, hex, and combination wrenches, utility knife, 80-100 grit sandpaper, and adhesive solvent
  • Compatible with Harley-Davidson models: '82-'19 H-D with dual cable throttle control (excludes Streets)
Bestseller No. 8
MOTL Motorcycle Hand Grips 1" (25mm) Non-slip Hand Grip with Throttle Assist for Harley Yamaha Kawasiki Suzuki Cruisers Motorbikes Choppers,black
  • Color: black; material: aluminum & rubber lining; inner diameter: 1" (25mm).
  • Made of high quality aluminum + rubber lining, water-proof, anti-rust and corrosion-resistant.
  • No-slip rubber design effectively dampens operating vibration.
  • This handlebar grips have cable throttle control on the right grip, and the throttle assist will make the rotation of the throttle grip easier, operate the throttle without having to squeeze the grip.
  • Package Included: 1 pair × motorcycle hand grips. Please check the handlebar size before purchase!
Bestseller No. 9
Benlari 1" Chrome Motorcycle Hand Grips Handlebar Grips Cable Throttle Compatible for Harley Davidson Sportster Touring Dyna Softail Street Glide 883 1200
  • Compatibility:【Fit 1 Inch and Cable Throttle】 It is Handlebar Grips compatible for Harley Touring 2000-2007 , Sportster 883 / 1200 / 48 1996-2021 , Softail 1996-2021 (Except FLSTNSE,FXSDSE 2010-2011, FXSBSE 2013; FXSTSSE 2008-2009), Dyna 1996-2021 (Except Wide Glide 2006-2013,Fat Bob 2007-2013,Fat boy FLSTF ,2006-2011,FLSTF/B 2010-2013,FLSTSE) with 1" handlebars motorcycle models . (NOT fit for 1-1/4 inches handlebar and Electronic throttle).
  • Material:【Anti-skid】 Made of high quality Aluminum and Rubber.Precision machined,crisp anti-skid slot on surface provide better motorcycles handling.
  • Easy Installation:【With Screws and a Tool】5mm cable holes,5 1/2” Right hand grip,5” Left hand grip.No modification needed.
  • Note:【Free】1-year Guarantee.
  • Package Contains: 【High Standard After-sales Service】1 Pair of handlebar grips (left and right).Instruction is included.
Bestseller No. 10
Avon Grips AIR-90 Chrome One Size Grips
  • Push-Pull throttle: not for Fly-By-Wire. Inside length = 4.600" OD = 1.625"
  • The most comfortable grips on the market today for shock resistance in your hands and upper body
  • Air pockets inside the Kraton rubber grip absorb unwanted vibrations
  • Fit type: Vehicle Specific

Universal Fit Grips – Do They Fit All Harley?

Not all Universal Fit Grips fit every model of Harley. If you bought a pair from eBay or Amazon and claim to be universal, they may not fit your bike. Harley-Davidson has had unique models for years, and each year there are slight updates that need special attention when choosing motorcycle grips.

Replacement of Harley Grips – Installation Steps & Tips

If your grips are worn down and flaking, it’s time to replace them. This is a clear sign that they’re old and have lost their design strength. You’ll need to replace them. Follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure your handlebars are clean. If they’re dirty, use an alcohol wipe or a damp paper towel to wipe them down.
  2. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the old grips from your handlebars.
  3. Spray the inside of each grip with WD-40 and use your hands to slide them on from both sides. They will slide on most of the way, but keep pushing them on to avoid getting stuck. If they do get stuck, grip them with pliers and twist them to unstick.
  4. Use the screwdriver again to tighten up all the screws. Be careful not to over-tighten!

Concluding Remarks

It is hard to say definitively which Harley grips are the best as it depends on personal preference. The best option may also be a matter of where you ride and what sets of handlebars you have or plan to install. In the end, it is up to you to choose which style of Harley grips will be right for your bike and riding style.

Last update on 2022-05-12  / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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