The Oxford Heaterz Premium Touring heated handlebar grips are made especially for touring bikes. The grips have ergonomically engineered surface structures to optimize riding performance. Thicker rubber in areas of maximum wear; rhombus tread patterns for high levels of grip and feel; diamond tread pattern where maximum grip is required. Overall grip length is 4.72" and can be trimmed to a minimum length of 4.33" without damaging the heating elements.
What really sets the Oxford Heaterz apart? The answer is many tried and tested features such as the silicon cables which provide flexibility in the coldest weathers and the winter grade wiring prevents cracking and short circuits. The bonded grip design has been in use for many years and is well proven. The grip compound and thermo plastic rubber construction is designed to absorb vibration making them extremely comfortable and durable, often outlasting standard grips. The silicone wires that come from the grip are angled to eliminate water ingress and resulting corrosion/ice damage and have special unique internal supports which are heat shrunk together to prevent damage if the wires are snagged.
In addition, five carefully chosen heat settings allow the perfect temperature to be selected in ALL weathers and most importantly, the switch will switch off if the voltage drops to 10.5V to ensure that the battery is not damaged to the point that it cannot be recharged to full capacity. Easier than ever to install due to the new intelligent heat controller eliminating any need to wire the positive to a live ignition feed; simply connect the 2 ring connectors to the battery. You'll find everything supplied by Oxford to fit your Heaterz from a wiring loom with ring connectors to the battery with simple plug and play connectors to attach to the switch and grips, smart mounting bracket and switch right down to the glue and cable ties all neatly packaged in one box.
- Fits most 7/8" handlebars
- Sealed for life
- 5 heat settings give the perfect operating temperature with LED lights to indicate the level
- Up to 122°F (50°C)
- Rainproof switch
- Draws under 4A
- Miniaturized electronics
- Simpler wiring
- Sonically welded
- 2 year warranty
- This is a universal fit part; it may or may not fit without modification.
- This product is universal and fits all bikes.
- Reviews (2)
I'm using the Oxford Heaters on our two MY15 690's. They are easy to put on and connect up to the switched accessory circuit with a wire behind the headlight (thanks KTM for the switched and unswitched accessory wires from the factory). My wife and I both like the controls, easy to adjust on the road. I'd buy these heaters again.
Right out of the box, they don't fit over the G2 throttle tube. They miss by about .050". Sure I could machine the tube down, but I don't like that. And the grips are quite a bit larger diameter than the OEM KTM grips on my 990R. Next up is the wiring; it looks well sorted out, but is very bulky coming form the grips. Yes this provides a more robust wear element, but less vinyl insulation and more MIL-spec would be lighter and less bulky as well as more robust. Next up is the controller mounting. Thread forming screws into plastic on a motorcycle are never a good idea. This may work fine if you only ride a few times a year, but when these are meant for a commuter service I doubt they will last. The metal bracket mount itself is not fit to mount anywhere as it is delivered on the KTM. While these are generic grips the mount needs a good deal of work. I did not mount them and intend to sell them to someone who wants them.
Hey there Richard - sorry to hear you aren't happy with the Oxfords. It's good feedback for us to know they don't match up with the G2 throttle tube. I've actually added this info to the product listing for others to read. If the grips are still in new condition with all the packaging we'd be happy to take them back – I want to make sure you feel taken care of. Feel free to give us a call if you'd like to return them.