Unlike many other gel or foam cushioned grips, these do not compromise feel or control. They feel good underhand without the excessive squishiness and flex found in most "comfort" grips. These grips do offer just enough extra cushioning to significantly increase comfort while maintaining a relatively low profile. They are tacky without being sticky, easing throttle transitions and control. On top of their admirable function, the pair I installed on my previous bike (Multistrada 1000DS) looked very good after 10K miles.