S1000RR Heated grips
I have bought an S1000RR with delivery in early March, and have just discovered this site.
I bought the bike (thunder grey) with all the gizmos on the strength of the very favourable press reports, and of course an extended test ride though in near freezing conditions in England. I have (pretty tacky 'Daytona') heated grips on my current GSX-R750 and the test ride experience reminded me of their value. (Not just warmer hands with light-weight gloves, but the reduced loss of body heat generally).
My dealer in Birmingham, England, who has been very helpful overall, is not prepared to fit proprietry heated grips for a variety of plausible reasons (eg, the 'fly-by-wire' throttle - which would seem to apply to the Yamaha R1 as well). The only option is apparently 'wrap round' grips (supplied eg by Oxford in the UK). I had these on my Blackbird, and apart from looking untidy, they increased the grip diameters unacceptably for comfort and control.
So my enquiry is whether anbody else has tried to fit heated grips, and if so what was the outcome? And if anyone from BMW Motorrad is listening, what is the corporate view, and is there any possibility that BMW in due course will introduce these as an approved accessory?
My next contribution to this forum might be 'risk homeostasis', namely that the increased sense of security engendered by ABS and DTC might make me too confident resulting from over-reliance on these safety features. This may be a well-trodden field already, but I have yet to locate it in this forum.