When it comes to Motorcycles, I tend to be a Mostly Stock kind of guy. I like my 2022 Yamaha MT-09 SP the way it is – with some minor exceptions. One of those minor exceptions comes in the form of Tank Grips / Tank Pads. But probably not for the reason you may thing…

Despite being a proud owner of a wheelie-monster of a machine, I don’t push my motorcycle to its limits. In the grand scheme of things, my new TechSpec Tank Grips aren’t really there to add friction for high performance riding. I bought them more to protect the paint from my Riding Pants, Riding Jacket, and Belt Buckle.

I purchased my TechSpec Tank Grips from TST Industries and installation was a breeze. While the two-piece design may not look as nice as a single side panel, the design ensures that bubbles are a non issue.

2022 Yamaha MT-09 SP Tank Grips