About Us

Dear OBB/OGB Visitor,

    Let me introduce myself. . . . . . . . Just like you, I am a serious Sport Touring Motorcycle Enthusiast, who every chance he gets, likes to ride his GS for both work and pleasure.

     I started riding bikes back in 1964, and have owned every brand/model you can think of, and a few you can't. I've ridden in Europe and all over the USA, and my bucket list includes getting to ride as many countries as possible.

    While teaching Motorcycle Safety, I developed my Neoprene Original Beemer Buddies/Original Grip Buddies Comfort Grips because I wasn't happy with what was available. It turns out that what I came up with is currently thought of as the best option available to improve your hand comfort and the overall control of your motorcycle by serious motorcyclists, at a price everyone can afford (see the testimonial section, and articles in Rider Magazine and BMW Owner’s News).

      I make these grips myself in Upstate New York, from the finest industrial-grade materials I can find. For example, the glue on the heavy duty Velcro brand Hook I use is rated to be stable to 230 degrees F, That's 18 degrees above boiling! Also, I lock-stitch onmy hook strip with B-69 nylon thread that you couldn't break with your hands, even if you tried.The embossed rubber of my brand new and improved Neoprene
SMARTSKINS™  is, extremely grippy, durable, simple and quick to install, and resists moisture take-up.


Our Mission

We hand-craft the best quality, most effective Neoprene Motorcycle Comfort Grips thatmoney can buy. . . .at a price everyone can afford Each set of our comfort grips is American , Hand-made by us in upstate New York. We use only rigorously-tested, top-quality components, resulting in a rugged, long-distance hand comfort solution for the serious motorcyclist, which allows the rider to enjoy his/her bike to the fullest extent, and to maximize his/her personal comfort and safety.

Here is What you Can expect From Us and Our Grips:

·       Dramatic improvement in the feel and comfort of your hands on your grips!

·       Grips with “All-Weather” qualities. These grips do not absorb water!

·       A heightened sense of “control” over your motorcycle due to a satisfied feeling of your hands finally being completely “filled”. . . . . . just the right amount (enough, but not too much)!

·       A product you can easily and quickly install yourself, over top of your stock grips!

·      Grips that are “Heated-Grip-Compatible”. You really feel the heat with these babies!

·      A durable, long-lasting solution that “won’t migrate" like some other available grip options.

·      An almost "baffled" feeling that such a small/inexpensive addition, could make such a huge difference in your enjoyment of your motorcycle.

Our 3 Simple Rules ofSuperior Customer Service:

1.   Take care of the customer !

2.   Take care of the customer !

3.   Take care of the customer !

▬►Many happy and safe motorcycling miles to our extended family of  current and future satisfied Original Grip Buddies/Original Beemer Buddies customers !


Drive Safely!


David J. Reppert


Original Grip Buddies®, LLC

Saratoga Springs, New York