I got the medium compound, at first I was afraid they would be to stiff, but now with a couple months riding on them they are perfect! A little softer than stock but not so soft that they rip easly. In my opinion a good compromise between comfort and durability. No tears or rips and they aren't wearing down yet, with about 8 rides on them.
Excellent grips. Softer than the stock Honda grips, and much easier on your hands. However, these grips gave me a bad case of arm pump. They are thicker than the stock Honda grips and I had to use very thin gloves to minimize the arm pump problem. Ranthal make great grips,but the medium compound didn't work for me.
Renthal Soft or Medium compound 1/2 waffle grips are pretty much the gold standard for grips. They're comfortable and pretty durable at an affordable price. Get a pair, wire em or glue em on, and your blistered hands will thank you!