Not sure that really helps though. May look the same but be wired or internally different. Hopefully a 2017 owner will give us some feedback. I want some but I'm holding off til I hear they're upgraded/fixed.I checked with a dealer in the US and they appear to be the same.
I believe they are Anthony. The dealer picked them as they had fitted them to a number of Africa Twins. There are 5 heat settings on the controller and I was using them on the second with plenty of heat. They are also much cheaper. The only minus is there is a controller on the bars instead of integrated in the dash with the OEM grips.Hi Dave, What Oxford grips did you go with? Are they the Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure Heated Grips?
please keep us informed. After waiting for 10 months I got an update on my 2016: the Belgium dealer fitted the grips from the VFR800 as replacement for the originals. Advantage : they are fully compatible with the dash etc... Disadvantage : they are a bit hotter but still far from satisfying to me... So I hope Honda will find a better solution.Anyone fit 2017 heated grips yet or change 2016 for upgrades.any better heat.getting my bike Friday,afraid to comment to oem heated grips yet!
According to Honda customer service UK the fix has not arrived in the UK as yet. I lodged a complaint with them many months ago and below is the response I received today. It would appear the fix will not arrive in the UK until the end of December. I will give my dealer an opportunity to provide the fix however if it is not up to the standard of my BMW heated grips I will ask for them to be removed and fitted with the new Oxford UK specific model ‘hotgrips’ in addition to asking for a significant refund. At the end of the day paying £350 for heated grips they need to be at least as efficient as the Oxford grips and as reliable. Let’s wait and see
Heated Grips track: Customer ServiceUK
Dear Mr xxxxxx
Thank you for your e-mail in relation to a Heated Grip enquiry.
Customer Relations have been provided with an update from factory in relation to the Heated Grip fault. We have been advised that the counter measure part is now imminent. We are currently waiting for parts to arrive and we estimate this to be out at the end of the year.
I would like to apologise for the delay in this part being released. Please keep in contact with your local Dealership as they will be informed when the countermeasure part is released.
Thank you for taking the time to contact Honda (UK).
Customer Relations Co-ordinator
Customer & Aftersales
Telephone: 0845 200 8000
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DancerDave,Snowbubble I have just recently picked up my bike and the dealer advised against the Honda grips and fitted the Oxford grips for me instead. They work brilliantly and even if the oem grips worked as well the difference in cost should be enough to sway most riders. My point - if youre getting a new bike, DON'T get the Honda grips.
I realise this doesn't help your situation and I wish you the best of luck.
I think I have a newer version controller. Your link gives a V.8 controller and mine says V.8i and appears to have 9 heat settings. The grips do not appear to have been cut but I don't know what version of Oxford grips I have. I am going to the bike show here tomorrow and I'll ask the dealer what model they fitted.