1 Inch Handlebars

Changing the handlebars on your motorbike is one of the most common things done to customise a motorbike, and can dramatically impact on appearance, comfort and the way you ride. Before ordering new handlebars make sure you know the diameter of the existing handlebars. Most Sports bikes have 22mm (7/8 inch) bars and Harley-Davidsons and modern Japanese Cruisers have 25mm (1 inch) handlebars. If you choose the wrong size, your grips, risers etc won’t fit and it will be an expensive business to replace all of these. If you don’t know the diameter of your bars, measure the circumference (all the way round the outside) with a tape measure - answer around 79mm – you have 25mm handlebars.

Don't know your Drag Bars from your Ape Hangers – here’s a quick guide: Drag Style – completely level, these bars have no rise and come in a range of widths with limited pullback. Tend to result in a lower, more aerodynamic riding position; Flyer or Beach Bars – wide and low with more pullback than Drag bars, allowing a more comfortable upright riding position; Cruiser or Dresser – as the name implies, these are made for comfort on long rides with a high degree of pullback; Ape Hangers – extend high over the level of the bike, this places the arms in a higher and wider position than with other bars; T-Bars – unlike other handlebars which have a separate riser clamp securing the bars, T-bars fit directly into the triple trees (yokes). Usually model specific. See our "Guide to Choosing Handlebars for more advice.