You asked: What do risers do on a motorcycle?

The purpose of handlebar risers is to make the motorcycle riding comfortable by modifying the handlebar position like lifting them up or pulling them away from the rider depending on the rider’s need. Most people use bar risers to make the seating position natural and comfortable for the ride.

Do I need handlebar risers?

The best way to know for sure if they’re for you is to try them out. If you’re leaning forward or down too much with your shoulders hunched & get uncomfortable riding that way even for short distances, you’ll benefit from risers.

What is the purpose of handlebar risers?

Handlebar risers and barbacks move the handlebars slightly closer to the rider to improve riding position and enhance comfort usually without the need to change control cables.

Are handlebar risers good?

Advantages of a riser bar

Probably the main advantage however, comes from lifting your hands to a higher position. This takes some weight off your hands in your relaxed/neutral riding position and, combined with the higher position makes it easier to lift the front wheel to get over obstacles etc.

Do handlebar risers affect handling?

Do bar risers affect handling? Handlebars are engineered to keep the overall geometry of the motorcycle in place while riding. Thus, bar riser does affect handling because its relation directly affects the mass distribution with the motorcycle but you may not be able to notice it.

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Are motorcycle handlebar risers safe?

Cornfed, they are safe. I too was concerned, but after getting and installing the product I have no concerns. Part of the key is to tourque the bolts correctly, not too much and not too little.

How much should handlebars rise?

Your preferred rise and sweep is what is most important, and anywhere from 10mm to 35mm rise could suit your trail or enduro bike nicely. Downhill Bikes: On downhill bikes, you will generally find the highest rise bars, that way it is easier to get your weight back over the rear wheel when descending on steep terrain.

What is a motorcycle with high handlebars called?

High-rise handlebars are also known as ape bars or ape hangers in some countries due to its design and appearance. In some countries, by law, high-rise handlebars that are more than six inches above the rider’s shoulders when sitting on a motorcycle are not permitted.

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Do riser bars increase reach?

Riser Bars Do Not Decrease The Effective Reach

More reach results in a more stretched position. Relying on spacers to raise the handlebars will decrease the effective reach of the bike because the headtube and consequently the fork’s steerer insert at an angle.