I installed a pair of these grips on my 2007 SV650 as a replacement for the OE grips and I really like them. They look nicer than the stock grips and they are more comfortable. These grips are also a little thicker than stock grips but it only took a couple minutes to get use to. I didn't install the end caps that come with the grips because I use bar end mirrors and I didn't want to revert back to the ugly OE mirrors. I would definitely add these to a bike that has fairing mounted mirrors and use the end caps for sure.