Agreed. I got a set of cheapies from A&S and they are holding up fine. It's weird, the G650gs I had before my 1200 had proper, comfortable grips, and the 1200 has these weenie pencil grips. Wonder why?
2012 CLASSIC: Clearwater "Darla" LED's, Lunasee Active Side Lights, ZTechnik windscreen and crashbar, Wonderlich wind deflector, chrome cylinder head covers, USB port, Rowe PDM 60 power distribution module, Stebel 139db Nautilus horn; Freedom-air cushion, abdeckring, Top case, Storm chrome handguards
2000 R1200c: Darla LEDS, PIAA horn, Corbin Seat and panniers, Rowe PDM 60, Windscreen, crashbars, USB port.