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Common complaint about the Multistrada seems to be very skinny hand grips, even when they are the heated option. I have large hands so it's exaggerated. Trying to ask the dealer for options but no info yet. Has anyone changed grips on newer Multistradas? I tried searching the forum for this but most of the posts seem to be old. Spider PEAK grips were recommended when you have the heated option but it appears they are not compatible with the 2016 model. Also Pro Grips 714 or 717 but can't tell how thick they are from the ads.
 

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That's what I use too and I like them. Work fine with the heated grips.
 

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I use Grip Puppies/Pussy Grips.
 

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I used tennis grip wrap. It is easy to change and I u can make the thickness to your liking. I also did not have to take off my bark busters and hand guards.

Also makes me feel like I am playing tennis while I ride, twice the fun.

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Spider Peak grips are about the same thickness as OEM. Pro Grips 714 are significantly thicker but not nearly as thick as the Grip Puppies.

On a separate note, I'd add that for me, the Pro Grips 714 last much longer. OEM and Spider Peak grips wore through faster than I would expect.
 

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I haven't tried the Grip Buddies, but I like the design and benefits

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If I was a good businessman I would improve the whole grip industry because no where can you find the thickness. Even calling Revzilla they don't know, only from personal experience. So:

Grip Puppies- that slide on over the OEM grips. What happens if they get wet? How long can a piece of foam last?
Grip "Buddies"- that attach with Velcro. Since the grips, and most importantly the throttle, are my lifeline, I don't feel very comfortable relying on Velcro.
Biltwell Renegade was suggested by Revzilla.
Ducati reps had no good suggestions for the dealer other than be careful because they are heated.
 

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Consider buying Oxford Hot Hands. They are grip overlays and have the heat built in right where you need it -- the outer layer.

https://www.motocard.com/en/grips/o...MIi6b7hrXF2gIVFwaGCh3kXgR2EAQYASABEgJ5cPD_BwE

Only complaint is this old style has just a switch for on and off. But if powered thru a controller, or the bike's heated controller (like my Stelvio), They're great!

So you can wrap your grips with these to test the larger diameter that you desire.
If good, wire 'em up. If not, sell them!
 

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Grip Puppies- that slide on over the OEM grips. What happens if they get wet? How long can a piece of foam last?
I've had these on my beemer for three years, they saw plenty of rain in that time, and I've never had a problem. Installing these is one of the first things i did to my Multi when I got it. Pro tip: Spray the grip like crazy with non aerosol hairspray before trying to slide them on. It will lubricate to allow for easier installation, then dry sticky to help hold them in place.
 

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No worries with Grip Puppies getting wet. Mine wear out every couple of years and at around $20 a pair it's no big deal to replace them.
 
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