So....my bike just hit the year mark. Usually by this point I have gone through a half dozen sets of grips on a bike. At the risk of sounding like a sally girl I will tell you all that I am still running the stock grips. Holy $hit you say!! How the heck could they have gone over 50 hours?! Obviously I am unable to ride 3 times a week like I used to...I am busy chasing the kids around. I am also a decent rider and do not crash and shred grips once a week like I did when I was on 2strokes back in the day. The worst they have seen is a couple low sides while railing corners. However...these things held up great. They are really worn down and due for a change now but man they held up. I have had a set of Renthal Kevlars in waiting but just haven't had the heart to peel these off. Carry on P.S. I have mentioned this before but I will say it again....This is also the first bike that I have not automatically put my PT Windham bars on before rolling it out of the garage. I figured perhaps the bar they chose compliments the chassis and I should try to adjust. I am pleased to say I have become very comfortable with the stockers this past year...even though I am a bit taller at 6'1".