I recently moved from Texas to New England and took my KTM 790 Duke with me. It didn’t take long for me to be reminded how much shorter the riding season is here. One of the things I decided to do to keep me on my bike longer was upgrading to heated grips.
I bought these grips because they look exactly like the grips that ship with the bike. I found the grips easy to install, it took me two hours with my somewhat limited mechanical skillset. I attached them to the ACC2 power outlet per the instructions as that outlet is ignition switched. Having ridden with them in the low to high forties (F) with winter riding gloves I felt completely comfortable and my fingers stayed relatively warm. I expect I would be comfortable down into the mid-thirties but I would not expect them to keep the cold at bay in colder temperatures.
Although I highly recommend them I rated them four stars for two reasons: first, even on the highest setting they don’t put out nearly as much heat as the factory heated grips on my old GS, second, to me, the heat controller has a cheap look and feel, especially considering it uses two-sided tape to secure it to its mount. After just a week I noticed the tape already starting to fail.