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One easy way to upgrade your motorcycle is by buying new handlebars. Maybe your current setup doesn’t suit your height and arm span. Maybe you want a more eye-catching design. Whatever the case, use the following buying tips to make the search easier.

The Height

Some motorcycle handlebars are positioned much higher. Often called “ape hangers”, riders will need to lift their hands in order to reach them. This leads to an aesthetic popular among riders, but it will also reduce rider endurance. After all, holding your arms at that position gets tiring quickly!

Lower handlebars may not look as cool on the road. But they will make it easier to control the motorcycle.

The right height for you is a matter of personal preference. Think about how long you’ll be on the road and what your stamina for that will be like.

The Width

If the handlebars are too close together, it can be tough on biceps. If they are too far apart, it can be tough on triceps. The ideal width keeps your hands about as far apart as your shoulders, which promotes the most comfortable position throughout a ride.

The Diameter

Some riders have hands that are smaller or larger than average. This can create a discrepancy between your grip size and the diameter of the handlebars, which can lead to an uncomfortable ride. Picking motorcycle handlebars with a diameter that suits your hands better can massively improve your time on the road!

For all of your motorcycle needs, the experts at CalMoto are here to help. We carry a range of motorcycles for sale and our parts and service departments can keep your bike in great condition. We are based in Mountain View and Livermore, California, and also serve those in San Francisco and San Jose.

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