Renthal Desert Handlebar

Aftermarket Tall Bar 7/8 Inch

Posted by Brad

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Renthal Desert Handlebar Renthal is one of the best-known brand names when it comes to handlebars, especially in regards to the world of off-road motorcycling. And they have the distinction of being the first aftermarket manufacturer to have their handlebars installed as factory original equipment on Honda and Kawasaki off-road bikes.

In addition to their established line of handlebars, Renthal introduces the Desert bar. This is their 7/8" bar, but taller and wider than anything else they produce. In rough dimensions, these run an inch over in height and an inch more in width, from stock. Because of this, the crossbar easily clears steering dampers or anything else you may have mounted on top of the triple tree.

The main advantage of the taller bars seems to be for taller riders. Especially when riding standing up, the slight change in height means less stooping to control the bike. This makes for a more comfortable ride and also shifts your weight back a bit to relieve some of that heavy-turning, leaning-over-the-front-end feeling. In other words, you won't be fighting your own weight as much.

If you're a shorter rider, you may also find these handlebars helpful if you do a lot of your riding standing up or if the stock bars have always felt a little too low. Part of this also depends upon your bike's geometry, how you ride, and the terrain you frequent.

In my experience, most riders get around to figuring out exactly what they need. Now you have yet another option to choose from that might just up the enjoyment factor another notch.

You may also want to check out the GPR V4 steering rotary damper -- it's very easy to install.

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