After designing and building thousands of HeliBars to make sportbike and sport touring motorcycle riders comfortable, Harry Eddy, owner and chief design engineer at Heli Modified, Inc. turned to the cruiser rider. “Cruiser handlebars dont fit most riders. Wrist angle and reach are the key problems. And swapping out traditional bars can be time consuming and still not result in a comfortable riding position.”

Notice the rider#39;s seating position before installing HeliBars. Extended periods of leaning forward can put strain on shoulders, wrists, and arms.
In the after photo, the riders has an upright position making her relaxed.

Over the past 10 years, Harry has worked on developing a motorcycle handlebar design to fit a wide range of cruiser riders and machines. In 2003, Heli Modified acquired a fleet of top cruisers to better understand their riders ergonomic needs. After countless hours of research, integrating redundant safety features into the multiple rotational components, and fine tuning the specifications of this state-of-the-art replacement handlebar kit, Harry decided on a mechanical, yet sleek appearance. “I wanted the components of this new bar to flow together.”

The Horizon HeliBars on a Harley-Davidson Softail model.

Horizon Bars are the name of the handlebars that work on Harley-Davidsons, but HeliBars offers ergonomically designed bars for Ducati, Honda, BMW, Aprilia, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha motorcycles, as well as the new Can Am Spyder. Features of the Horizon Bars include:

– Radical new 3-plane adjustability: rotates up and down, and forward and back
– Adjustable wrist angle for the ultimate in comfort and performance
– Adjustable brake and clutch lever positions.

The HeliBars on a Harley-Davidson touring motorcycle.
A close-up shot of the bars on a touring motorcycle.

The Horizon handlebars are CNC machined from solid billet 6061 aluminum and solid, mill spec, low carbon steel, and beautifully finished in environmentally-friendly Trivalent chrome plating. Horizon Heli Bars are made in Maine, an American original.

For information on these handlebars and other HeliBars products to improve your comfort, performance and style visit

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10 thoughts on Aftermarket Handlebars That Help Riders With Their Reach

  1. I received a set of Helibars for my ST1100, and it made such a huge difference in comfort and control. I am 5-feet-2, so a bit short for this tall bike. Once moving, the Honda was a dream, so comfortable, and I didn't have to lean forward to reach the bars comfortably.

    Great product, reasonably easy to install (even for a non-mechanic like me!)

  2. Those are some great looking bars. Still waiting for them to make some for the H-D Sportsters.

  3. The article gave the impression that Helibars were now being made for cruisers. I clicked on Honda but all models were the sportbikes. What about making them for a VTX 1300?

  4. We have fit the Yamaha 1300 V Star with the HZ700 bars. Give us a call at 800.859.4642.

    Jennifer Pettengill
    Inside Sales/Customer Service

  5. I really like this idea. I have been riding only a year and comfortably making left turns seems to be my biggest issue. I know it is because my hands are so far apart on my handle bars. I am looking forward to checking out this Web site and possibly getting some new bars.

  6. Very nice. Do you make them for a Yamaha 1300 V Star 2008?

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