Who says that there aren’t options in life? There are plenty of options out there, and for Harley riders, your handlebar options just increased.
Helibars, located in Cornish, Maine, manufactures adjustable handlebars for multiple motorcycle manufacturers, including Harley-Davidson models. The patent pending Horizon Bar is a unique product meant for people that like to ride, especially on long-distance trips. The bar is made of both steel and aluminum for structural integrity and features three planes of adjustability. This is specifically ideal for riders with extended floorboards or aftermarket seats because the stock riding position has been altered. When adjusting your stock bar you’re only given one plane of adjustment: forward and backward. With the Horizon bar, you can adjust pullback, hand positioning, and also grip and lever positioning.
Helibars Horizon bar is available in three different sizes, the HZ700 (7-inch rise), HZ825 (8 1/4-inch rise), and HZ900 (9-inch rise) bars fit Dyna, Softail, and Road King models for $849, but the company also manufactures a bar specifically for Electra Glide and Street Glide models called the Horizon ES (HZ10011) for $799. Depending on the model, a braided front brake line is usually all that’s needed for installation. HOT BIKE was interested in how the bars worked and was given a little demonstration at the Helibars booth in Sturgis.