Hit the nail right on the head. Every word is 100% my experience as well.I used them on my R6. They were a little more difficult to install compared to normal grips. Mostly because of the metal collars. The grips feel good and comfortable. They wear very VERY fast. Worst waste of money on my r6. They get sticky and Idk what else to say about them. They look great though. Still don't recommend them. Unless they changed between now and then.