2008 Hot Bike Handlebars Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

4130 Chromoly Handlebars$77
Constructed from 4130 chromoly to fit your chopper, bobber, cafe racer, or custom motorcycle
Choose between 1-inch or 7/8-inch in diameter
Precision-mitered and TIG-welded for extra support
Choose chrome or matte black electroplate
For more information, contact Biltwell at(951) 699-1500, or visit www.biltwellinc.com.

50's Boy Adjustable Handlebars$360Three-piece adjustable pullback in the handlebarsDesign provides infinite adjustment of hand and wrist alignmentBars offer a low hand position, which provides a more comfortable angle for all-day ridingFor more information, contact 50's Boy at (866) 542-1955, or visit www.50sboy.net.

Battistinis Handlebars$249.95 Black, $269.95 ChromeAvailable for use with any one-inch riser from 3-1/2 to over 4 inches, and Springer models with OEM risersUnderbar design is welded to the center section of the handlebar and clamps right into the riser, giving the bars that floating look Available in show chrome or black powdercoatFor more information, contact Battistinis at (925) 270-4211, or visit www.battistinisusa.com.

Big Bear Choppers Bars$75-450Made exclusively for BBCAll bars are made in Big Bear, CACan be shipped directly in raw metal formFor more information, contact Big Bear Choppers at (909) 878-4340, or visit www.bigbearchoppers.com.

Hells Foundry Bagger Bars$199.95-$224.951-1/4-inch mandrel bent 304 stainless steel that fits OEM bar specification for height, pullback, and widthPre-drilled to move the wiring harness inside the bar to minimize look of cablesFeatures 1-inch bar-ends and comes polished or in Mirror Black powdercoatFor more information, contact Hells Foundry at (866) 999-4355, or visit www.hellsfoundry.com.

Drag Specialties 1-1/2-inch Big Buffalo BarsStarting at $154.95Chrome plated bars that will give you that "fat look" Custom bends for a comfortable riding positionDrilled and dimpled for stock controlsRequires risers that are designed for bars with 1-1/2-inch diameter in clamping areaFor more information, contact Drag Specialties at www.dragspecialties.com.

Roland Sands Design Short Stack Ape Hangers$340.95-$379.951-inch handlebars are available in raw, chrome, or black powdercoat finishesChrome and black knurled are drilled for internal wiring, but raw is not drilledHandlebars for Springers have 4-3/4 inches on-center knurling; standard bars have 3-1/2 inches on-center knurlingFor more information, contact Roland Sands Design at www.rolandsands.com.

Harley-DavidsonMini-Ape Handlebar $59.95Matte black mini-ape is 1-inch in diameter, and 12 inches highFits '04-up XL 1200L and XL 1200N; also fits '06-'07 FXDB and '96-'05 FXDWG models with OE HandlebarXL Models require separate purchase of additional components For more information, contact Harley-Davidson at (800) 443-2153, or visit www.harley-davidson.com.

Mammoth ChoppersGreat Apes Handlebars$122.95Great Apes are 1-1/4 inches in diameter, 18-inches tall and 36-inches wide with 18 inches of rise and 11 inches of pullbackDimpled for stock controls and drilled for internal wiringSimilar style Apes are also available at 16-inches tall with similar measurements in pullback and widthFor more information, contact Mammoth Choppers at (800) 235-0272, or visit www.mammothchoppers.com.

Horizon Helibars$795Three models available for Harley-Davidson Road Kings, Dynas, and Softails, including: HZ900 with 9-inch riser and 4 to 8 inches of rear adjustable offset and are 31 inches wide; HZ825 with 8-1/4-inch riser and 4 to 8 inches of rear offset and are 31 inches wide; and the HZ700 with 7-inch riser and 2 to 6 inches rear offset and is 31 inches wideAll three rotate up and down, forward and back, and in and outFor more information, contact Horizon at (800) 859-4642, or visit www.helibars.com.

Paughco Bagger Apes$249.95Designed specifically for bagger/touring models Fabricated from 1-1/4-inch tubingDimpled for all late-model controls and drilled for internal wiringAvailable in both Z-Bar and round stylesBars are 40 inches wide with 10 inches of pullbackFor more information, contact Paughco at (775) 246-5738, or visit www.paughco.com

LA Choppers666 Ape Hangers $195One-inch diameter bar is 16-inches tall, accepts 1-inch controls and grips, and is 38-inches wide with a center width of 11 inches and 14 inches of pullbackBars are drilled and dimpled for use with stock controls and internal wiringChrome plated and fits most modes with risers on 3-inch diameter settingsFor more information, contact LA Choppers at www.lachoppers.com.

Custom Cycle Control Systems Ape Hangers $2,395 Choose either 12-inch or 16-inch apes where everything is hidden: both fluid reservoirs, all wires, cables and hoses, plus their exclusive Dual Cable Internal Throttle Bars also include seven micro switches, throttle lock, and install kitSystem comes shipped assembled and pre-plumbed. All you do is bolt them onFor more information, contact Custom Cycle Control Systems at (702) 438-2129, or visit www.customcyclecontrols.com.

Vicious Cycle Works Venom-FX $1,149Bars can be ordered to utilize the Climax Hand Controls from Custom Cycle Control SystemsAlso available in a standard configuration for Custom Hand ControlsConstructed from corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel bars work well on 42- to 50-degree plus raked customsVicious uses a .083 wall in the hand section that lets you install an internal throttle without having to bore out the barsFor more information, contact Vicious Cycle Works at (724) 662-0581, or visit www.viciouscycleworks.us.

Paul YaffeOriginals Pit Coolers $299.95Hand-formed from heavy wall DOM tubing, shaped and polished, then chrome platedBars come un-drilled to be set up for whatever custom application you desire15 to 18 inches tall, and 34 inches wideMade for hydraulic forks, Paughco Springer forks, and other Springer manufacturersFor more information, contact Paul Yaffe Originals at (602) 840-4205, or visit www.paulyaffeoriginals.com.

Todd's Cycle Knuckle Bars $280-$300Available in 12-inch with a 30-inch width end to end, 5-1/2 inches of pullback, and a grip height of 10-1/2 inchesAlso available in 17-inch rise with a width of 34-inch width end to end, 5-1/2 inches of pullback, and 15-inch grip heightMultiple finishes to choose from: raw, black powdercoat, and chromeFor more information, contact Todd's Cycle at (714) 901-4516, or visit www.toddscycle.com.

Samson Godfather Series BarsContact for PriceBars are plated with Samson's Quad Chrome finish and crafted from 1-1/4-inch steelHandlebars are pre-drilled for internal wiring and made for comfortFor more information, contact Samson at (800) 373-4217, or visit www.samsonusa.com.

Wild 1 Chubby Apes$219.95-$249.95Available in multiple heights: 8-1/2-inch, 10-inch, 12-1/2-inch, 14-inch, 16-inch18-inch, and 20-inchApes are 1-1/4 inches in diameter and are diamond knurledPre-drilled for internal wiring and chrome platedWork with both stock and custom controls, risers, top clamps, and hydraulic clutchesFor more information, contact Wild 1 at(800) 337-8870, or visit www.wild1inc.com.

Greg's Custom Cycles Wicked BarsBars are made from 1-1/2-inch DOM steel tubingOffered in a pre-drilled style for both internal and external wiringBars measure 32 inches end to end with a 6-inch riseRisers can be made longer or shorter to better fit your riding styleAvailable in a variety of colors to match your bike, or choose chrome, powdercoat, or rawFor more information, contact Greg's Custom Cycles at (727) 461-4840, or visit www.gregscycles.com.

West Eagle Narrow Apes$138.95Made from 1-inch steelCovered in a brilliant chrome finish28-3/8-inches wide with 6-1/2-inches of pullback, and 12-1/4-inches tallFor more information, contact West-Eagle Motorcycle Products at (310) 787-8577, or visit www.west-eagle.com.