WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A THROTTLE LOCK AND A CRUISE CONTROL?
A cruise control is an electronic instrument which can accelerate or decelerate your motorcycle to compensate for inclines or declines in a road. Cruise controls are directly connected to your motorcycle's electrical system and speedometer. If your bike doesn't have a cruise control built into it, it will be very expensive to add one, that is, if your motorcycle is new enough to accept a cruise control.
A throttle lock, on the other hand, simply "locks" your throttle in one place, preventing the throttle housing springs from rotating the throttle back to neutral. It doesn't compensate for inclines or declines in the road and is a better aftermarket solution for 99% of motorcycles. To clarify, the ATLAS doesn't "lock" your throttle, it simply applies pressure to hold your throttle in place.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION WITH MY ATLAS FULLY ENGAGED?
The ATLAS is designed to be easily overridden while fully engaged. This means you can engage the ATLAS, adjust your speed by slightly rotating the throttle, or fully roll the throttle forward to come to a complete stop.
It only applies enough friction to overcome the throttle body's springs. It doesn't actually lock anything, it just holds it in place. So, in case of an emergency, you would grab the throttle and roll it forward, just as you would if the ATLAS wasn't engaged on your motorcycle.
DOES THE ATLAS WORK WITH HEATED GRIPS?
Why, yes it does!
This is one other reason why we call the ATLAS a Universal Throttle Lock. The ATLAS mounts to your bike's throttle sleeve, not the grip. Heated grips also mount to the throttle sleeve, which means you can fit both the ATLAS and heated grips on your bike!