Heated grips won’t work, so how can I stay warm?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

I’m hav­ing to strug­gle through win­ter on my bike, which is so old it won’t cope with heated grips or kit. How can I stay warm? Roger Nor­man, Dorset

An­swered by Tony Hoare, MCN Con­sumer Edi­tor I feel your pain, as some­one with an old Di­ver­sion in my garage. The best ad­vice is to con­sider han­dle­bar muffs. Yes, they are seen as sad. But they are very ef­fec­tive at keep­ing your hands warm (and let’s face it, main­tain­ing any sem­blance of cool while rid­ing a bike in win­ter is tough any­way). One of my most knowl­edge­able bik­ing mates swears by Tu­cano Ur­bano’s neo­prene muffs, though he does ad­mit that op­er­at­ing the switchgear through the thick neo­prene takes a while to get used to. Other muffs, such as Ox­ford’s Rain­seal model, will en­close the switchgear as well, so you can op­er­ate the in­di­ca­tor with­out hav­ing the muff in the way.

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