Motorcycle handlebar risers are accessories that allow you to change the angle and height of your motorcycle's handlebars .
They are usually made of aluminum or stainless steel and can be adjusted to suit the size and riding preference of each rider.
Handlebar clamps can improve the comfort and grip of the motorcycle, as well as aerodynamics by changing the position of the rider.
It is important to check if the handlebar clamps are compatible with your motorcycle model before buying them. It is also important to respect the original settings to ensure driving safety.
What are handlebar clamps?
Motorcycle handlebar clamps are accessories for motorcycles that allow the handlebars to be fixed to the steering stem.
They are typically used to adjust ride height and angle for better comfort and ergonomics for the driver.
They can also reinforce the handlebar structure for safer riding. Some of them are adjustable to allow for a custom fit.
What are the types of bridges?
There are several types of motorcycle handlebar clamps, each with different features and functions. The main types are:
Adjustable saddles : These saddles allow you to adjust the height and angle of the handlebars for better comfort and better ergonomics.
Fixed saddles : These do not allow adjustments, they maintain the handlebars at a predefined height and angle.
Steering saddles : These motorcycle saddles are intended to reinforce the structure of the handlebars for safer driving, they are often used for racing motorcycles.
Pivoting saddles : These allow the handlebars to pivot freely around the steering stem for better maneuverability and greater flexibility when cornering.
Are the bridges universal?
Motorcycle handlebar clamps are generally not universal, they are designed to fit specific models of motorcycles.
It is important to check the compatibility with your motorcycle before purchasing them. It is possible to find universal saddles that can fit multiple models of motorcycles, but they may not be as sturdy or snug as model-specific saddles.
It is therefore best to check the characteristics and dimensions of the saddles before purchase to ensure that they are suitable for your motorcycle.
It is important to note that some saddles are original spare parts for certain models of motorcycles and it is therefore preferable to use them to ensure perfect compatibility and optimal safety.
In general cases, there are 22 mm handlebarclamps and 28 mm handlebar clamps (note that the Dax handlebar clamps are specific).
What are handlebar risers used for?
Motorcycle handlebar risers are accessories that increase the height of your handlebars.
They are designed to improve ergonomics and driving comfort by making it easier for the driver to stand up, reducing pressure on the wrists and improving vision of the road.
Handlebar risers can also improve the handling of the bike by changing the angle of the ride.
Handlebar risers can be adjustable or fixed , some are height and angle adjustable to provide a custom fit.
It is important to check compatibility with your motorcycle before purchase and ensure correct fitment to ensure safe operation.
Some people change their handlebar clamps to accommodate wider handlebars . This aims to change the aesthetics of the motorcycle but also to reinforce the rigidity and even improve the driving comfort.
How do the trigger guards affect maneuverability?
Motorcycle handlebar risers can affect the handling of your motorcycle in several ways:
Ride height and angle : The adjustable saddles allow you to change the ride height and angle for better comfort and better ergonomics. By adjusting these settings, you can improve the handling of your motorcycle by making it easier to stand up, reducing pressure on your wrists and improving vision of the road.
Pivoting : Pivoting saddles allow the handlebars to pivot freely around the steering stem, this allows the handlebars to be quickly adjusted back and forth.
Reinforcement : The steering clamps reinforce the structure of the handlebars and can improve handling by increasing the rigidity and stability of the motorcycle.
It's important to note that these handling improvements are dependent on the quality, features and fit of the saddles, so it's important to choose the right saddles for your bike and install them correctly to ensure optimum safety.
How to choose my motorcycle handlebar clamp?
There are several factors to consider when choosing motorcycle handlebar clamps:
Compatibility : Make sure the saddles are compatible with your motorcycle by checking the dimensions and specifications of your steering stem.
Adjustment : If possible, choose adjustable saddles to allow for custom adjustment of ride height and angle.
Quality and sturdiness : Choose saddles made with quality materials to ensure long life and resistance to wear.
Pivoting : If you want to improve the handling of your motorcycle in turns, opt for pivoting saddles.
Reinforcement : If you want to reinforce the structure of your handlebars, opt for steering clamps.
Binding : If you want to improve the precision and speed of brake lever movements, opt for brake lever bridges.
It is important to note that the installation should be done by a professional or follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure optimum safety. It is also important to regularly check the condition of the jumpers to ensure that they are in good condition and to replace them if necessary.
How do I adjust the angle and height of my handlebars?
To adjust the angle and height of your motorcycle handlebar, you must follow these steps:
Loosen the screws or bolts securing the handlebar clamps.
Adjust the angle and height of the handlebar by turning it or raising or lowering it.
Make sure the handlebars are positioned so you can comfortably hold the grips , you can see the road ahead easily, and you can reach the controls easily.
Tighten the handlebar clamp mounting screws or bolts to hold the handlebar in place. We recommend that you bring the fasteners together evenly , i.e. have the same spacing between each fixing screw. On the one hand you increase the "grip" so you will have a well fixed handlebar and on the other hand the aesthetic finish will be perfect!
Test your driving position while driving at low speed, check if it is comfortable, if you have a good view of the road and if you can easily reach the controls.
It is important to note that the fit may vary depending on your personal preferences and body type. It is therefore important to test different positions to find the one that suits you best. It is also important to regularly check the condition of the jumpers to ensure that they are in good condition and to replace them if necessary.
Is there a general handlebar position?
There is no general position for the motorcycle handlebars that suits all riders. The ideal position depends on the personal preferences and morphology of each driver.
Some drivers prefer a more upright position for better comfort and a better view of the road, while others prefer a more reclined position for better handling and an increased sense of speed.
However, there are positions generally considered to be the most suitable for a safe and comfortable ride.
Generally it is recommended to keep the elbows slightly bent and the wrists straight to reduce pressure on the wrists and arms.
You need to make sure you can easily reach the controls and have a good view of the road ahead. For this you must stand in the middle of your saddle.
It is important to note that the adjustment of the handlebar position may vary depending on the motorcycle, the riding position and the use of the motorcycle.
In the end, the best solution is to test different positions to find the one that best suits you and your use.
We offer a choice of quality trigger guards to customize your motorcycle: