10 Best Aftermarket heated motorcycle grips

Hey there! 👋🏻 As a rider, you know how uncomfortable it gets to ride with cold hands. Luckily, aftermarket heated motorcycle grips are an easy and effective solution to extend your riding season and get the most enjoyment possible out of each ride no matter the weather conditions.

Note that heated grips work best when accompanied by hand guards that remove oncoming windflow from your hands, ideally hand cover pockets.

Additionally – use heated motorcycle gloves to kill it.

Best Overall

Oxford

Runner Up

Koso

Best Heated Covers

Vemote

Heated grips provide warmth to your hands, keeping you comfortable and improving your overall body temperature. They also help to
1) Reduce fatigue,
2) Improve blood circulation in your hands,
3) Reduce hand numbness,
4) Provide essential health benefits if you ride a lot in cold weather,
5) Improve passive safety by reducing cold hand distractions,
6) Increasing your breaking reaction (warm hand can press break lever faster than cold hand)

Choose the perfect set for your hands and enjoy comfortable riding all year round.


Best Overall

#1 Oxford Heated Grips

Adjustable heat levels: 5 levels
Min/Max Power: 18W/60W
Compatibility: Fits 22mm bar ends
Battery Discharge Protection:
✅ Yes


Benefits & Features

✅ Oxford heated grips automatically turn off when the engine is off and there is no activity detected, preventing battery discharge. Why is it a big thing? Because if you forget to turn them off and walk away from your bike – they would discharge your bike’s battery in 30 minutes and you won’t be able to start your bike without a jump starter. Thankfully you don’t have to worry about it with Oxford Heated Grips.

✅ Super Durable and long-lasting. I had these installed on 4 of my motorcycles. They lasted 90 thousand kilometers on my Africa Twin before the rubber on the clutch side had worn to the wire level.

✅ Waterproof controller with buttons. Adds to durability.

✅ Shorcircut protection, peace of mind in terms of electronics protection. Has a 5A Fuse, and Gripps draw 4 amps in max power. This is useful to have if you wire these grips through your bike’s ignition instead of attaching them directly to the battery. This way you don’t risk blowing your bike’s main fuse if something goes wrong with the grips (which will not be the case because they are super durable).

✅ Grip ends have additional rubber that can be cut off to adjust gripp length to your handlebar length (I always had to trim off the excess rubber on my bikes, otherwise, the throttle side would occupy handlebar weight space.)

⚠️ A bit too expensive for a rubber and a wire. But that is because competition can’t keep up.


Runner Up

#2 Koso

Adjustable heat levels: 5
Min/Max Power: 12W-48W
Compatibility: Fits 22mm bar ends
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ Most Convenient use and clean design with controller integrated into the left handlebar. No need to take hand off the handlebar to turn them on or off when riding.

✅ Looks like OEM grip on most bikes. It definitely looks very similar to the heated grips on the 2023 Africa Twin Adventure sports.

❌ Unlike the Oxford heated grips, there is no automatic turn-off feature. If you connect these grips directly to your bike’s battery terminals and forget to turn them off before leaving your bike, your bike’s battery will completely drain, and you won’t be able to start the bike. Therefore, I recommend wiring them through the ignition to ensure that they are turned off when you remove the key from the ignition.


Best For Money

#3 BikeMaster

Adjustable heat levels: 5
Min/Max Power: 10W-35W
Compatibility: Fits 22mm bar ends
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ Max power is not as powerful as Oxford heated grips. They get warm, however, if you are wearing thick winter gloves – you can benefit from hotter grips. On the other hand – these cost 2 times cheaper compared to oxford.

✅ Five adjustable heat levels.

⚠️ No battery discharge protection. Wire through the ignition or the stop light to prevent coming back to a dead battery after you forget to turn these off in the evening.


Worth Mentioning

#4 Keenso

Adjustable heat levels: Slider with 5 positions
Min/Max Power: 12W – 24W
Compatibility: Fits 22mm bar ends
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ Slider with 5 positions integrated into the left-hand grip. Intuitive use on the go. Unfortunately, the difference between min and max heat output is very little.

⚠️ Max power is just 24W which is not sufficient to effectively heat the grip at 0°C – 7°C. Especially if you are wearing thick gloves.

⚠️ Throttle side slips. I prefer the throttle side to be more grippy so I can rest my hand on it for extended periods of time when cruising and hold it in a fixed position easily. Keenso are made of plastic and requires holding it a bit stronger since it could slip in your hand and close.

⚠️ No battery discharge protection


Stay Away

#5 Keenso pads

Adjustable heat levels: 2
Min/Max Power: 8W-20W
Compatibility: Any diameter
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ Idea is to use these under your original stock grips.

✅ cheapest option.

⚠️ Not waterproof wiring. Wires are exposed in the attachment to the heating element. May cause short circuits.

❌ Wires get hot which is dangerous and may potentially cause fire and burn down your motorcycle.


Worth Mentioning

#6 WonVon

Adjustable heat levels: 2
Min/Max Power: 10W-20W
Compatibility: Fits 22mm bar ends
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

⚠️ Low power and only 2 heat levels.

⚠️ No battery discharge protection

⚠️ Look Cheap and bulky.


Best Heated Grip Covers

#7 Vemote

Adjustable heat levels: 3
Min/Max Power: 15W-25W
Compatibility: Any diameter
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ Quick and easy installation. Are installed over your stock grips which takes 20 minutes at max.

✅ Simple controller design with one button and clean-looking wires with quality insulated wire connections making them waterproof.

✅ Durable outer layer that will last long (over 30 thousand kms) before wearing out to point that it needs replacement.

⚠️ Not very powerful in the max heat-level setting. The max power is 25W which is two times less compared to Oxford or other heated grips in this list.

⚠️ No battery discharge protection.


Very low power

#8 Iztoss

Adjustable heat levels: 3
Min/Max Power: 10-15W max
Compatibility: Any diameter
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ May be powered from Powerbank, I can’t think of potential scenarios where this would be useful. But if you can – this is definitely a plus.

⚠️ Gets power through a USB port. This might look convenient at first glance. However, note that the USB port must be powerful enough to supply at least 3A for these to work. Most motorcycle USB chargers have 5-Volts and 2-Amps outputs making their max power output 10 watts, which is not enough for effective heating. If you choose to buy these – make sure you have a 3-Amp or more USB charger, and even then the power will still be 3 times less compared to Oxford heated grips.

⚠️ No battery discharge protection, unless your USB charger is wired through ignition and is not directly attached to the battery


Cheap but Effective

#9 R&G Racing

Adjustable heat levels: 5
Min/Max Power: 12W-48W
Compatibility: Fits 22mm bar ends
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ Good for the price. Max Power is 48 watts and there is a wide power adjustment range starting at 12 watts.

⚠️ Glue is not included in the kit. The throttle side should be glued to the plastic throttle base – otherwise, it will slip inside and auto close itself when the heating is turned on.

⚠️ No battery discharge protection.


Worth Mentioning

#10 Kimpex

Adjustable heat levels: 4
Min/Max Power: 25W–50W
Compatibility: Fits 22mm bar ends
Battery Discharge Protection:
❌ No


Benefits & Features

✅ Powerful heating, same as other grips in this list.

⚠️ No battery discharge protection.


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