Which Hippo Hands model is best for your bike?
If you're looking to ride all year long with warm, dry hands, Hippo Hands offers the perfect solution. Choosing the right model depends on your bike, riding style and preferences.
Your bike must have hand or brush guards installed to fit properly. (Check out our installation videos to see how they fit!)
NOTE: In the winter of 2021/22 we will introduce our patent-pending Bar End Adapter. So if your bike doesn't have hand guards but has weighted bar ends, you can use the Bar End Adapter instead of having hand guards installed. This will be a perfect solution for bikes like the BMW R 1200 RT, many cruisers and cafe racers.
Alcan — Maximum coverage
For a large, full coverage hand cover that is suitable for long rides in colder months, the Alcan is a great choice. At 12" deep, these babies completely protect your hands and forearms, even in sleet or heavy rain conditions. For bigger ADV bikes, this is your best fit, mainly because of the depth of them which corresponds to the distance between your hands and the hand guards. These fit BMW GS 1200, KTM 1290, Africa Twin and comparable bikes great. Alcans are made for long, multi-day rides where weather can change quickly. (Newer Multistrada owners look below at our new Duc model)
Rogue — Mid-sized versatility
For a mid-sized cover that is slightly smaller—10.5" deep—offers full hand and wrist coverage, and can fit almost any bike go Rogue! They are perfect for commuting as they go on super quick and come off easily too! These are also a little smaller if you sometimes stand on the pegs for stints. Rogues fit bikes like KTM 890 Adventure, Tiger 800/900, Versys, KLR 650, Teneré 700, scramblers and the like, as well as the bigger bikes listed above for the Alcan.
Backcountry — Enduro and dirt bikes
Riders who want a smaller hand cover that still offers very good protection but is better suited for standing while riding choose the Backcountry model. We have many customers who love them for cool, wet single-track excursions. These are built to last!
Duc — For late-model Ducati Multistradas, Hyperstradas & Hypermotards.
The Duc is specifically designed to fit the large Ducati hand guards with integrated turn signals. These hand covers will accommodate the common after-market Barkbuster bars added to many of these bikes. The front panel is 3M reflective for high visibility, and features a clear window to show the integrated turn signal.
All motorcycle hand covers should be mounted over hand guards, brush guards or lever guards to support the hand cover and prevent blow-back onto your levers.