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Yeah, I know. Most are asking for higher and admittedly, I did for a while too.

Truth is, I have just discovered my personal hang-up with front tire feel on this bike and my Supermoto. That is that my head needs to be over the triple clamp. While it is possible with these bars, I think it will be easier with lower bars.

To compound the issue, I have the Scotts Damper which is an undermount, thereby raising the bars 20mm or so. I don't want to lose the damper so I'm looking for lower bars to compensate.

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Just yesterday I was looking for the same thing.

I have a Scotts damper coming, so I can't lower the clamps on my SP.

I found a set of "Pro Taper" bars, the "Carmichael" model, they were considerably lower.

The only issue I found was the bend at each end starts early compared to the stock Hyper bars. They were about an inch longer on each end as well. If you didn't cut the bars to match the Hyper's bars width, then the levers and controls from the Hyper fit fine. If you take the inch off each end, then the levers clamp to the bars right at the beginning of the bend, and the levers would be at a funky angle.

SO, if you're OK with slightly wider, but much lower and slightly forward bend, the Pro Taper "Carmichael" bars will be perfect.

I'm getting a set.

http://www.faster-motocross.com/pro-taper-easton-taperwall-handlebar.html
 

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I too do not like tall bars on the Hyper, I get better "feel" from the front end when I'm up close & personal, & since I also have the Scotts dampner that raised my bars, I went for the Zeta system, crash bars, turn signal guards, & the motard "low" handlebars, that brought me down to a slightly lower bar height than stock. Works for me. :) Aloha Alex
 

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Zeta motard low bend here as well. Bars are lower but the sweep seems the best part, pulling me forward into a good position.
 

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Lower bars

I also went to a lower, more forward bar.

I am using carbon fibre bars from Driven, which are low with very little sweep.
I have even gone to a Pro Taper bar mount, which is at least 10mm lower again.

The feel is decidedly sportier with better front end feel, and I really appreciate the slight forward tilt to my torso when speeds get fun out on the highway!
 

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They Hyper bars/clamps are 1 1/8" I believe. The bars I looked at were either straight and 7/8" or tapered and had fatter center sections.

I did find some universal bar clamp mounts at the motorcycle shop in both sizes that look like they'd mount on the Hyper, but lower. I'd consider these if I wasn't installing the Scotts damper that has raised mounts.
 

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Geeeez, I thought I was going to be the only one that had this issue.

Now I'm just pissed at you guys.....

Why didn't you tell me that I would get the front tire feel back with lower bars.....

Why did I have to find this out for myself......

You guys suck....

Ok, I'm over it now. I'm gonna check into the Zeta bars and the Driven bars. Does anyone know what the rise and bend of the stock bar is?

Thanks for everything.

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I also went to a lower, more forward bar.

I am using carbon fibre bars from Driven, which are low with very little sweep.
I have even gone to a Pro Taper bar mount, which is at least 10mm lower again.

The feel is decidedly sportier with better front end feel, and I really appreciate the slight forward tilt to my torso when speeds get fun out on the highway!
Same ones that I have... Love the slight forward position I have to be n and maybe it's my impression but I felt like I could load front more.
 

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Which Driven bars did you guys get? The Supercross seems to be the lowest but it's hard to tell.

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It's the "supercross" model that Bellisimoto suggests for the Hyper. Which brings on more questions, like, are they any different than the stock Hyper bars?

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Nevermind. Search is your friend.....

CAlexio, you have the Driven "Supercross" model in Carbon Fiber. I saw that you were confused about that once so i thought that I would remind you as well as answer my own question above.

I guess the only question left is what is the stock bars size, sweep, and height?

Is the Driven bars enough of a change?

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Geeeez, I thought I was going to be the only one that had this issue.

Now I'm just pissed at you guys.....

Why didn't you tell me that I would get the front tire feel back with lower bars.....

Why did I have to find this out for myself......

You guys suck....

Ok, I'm over it now. I'm gonna check into the Zeta bars and the Driven bars. Does anyone know what the rise and bend of the stock bar is?

Thanks for everything.

Dave
LOL, I feel like when we were talking about the whole lightened flywheel thread (two years ago??... Remember that monster thread LOL) that we also discussed these bars. Don't act like you don't remember buddy.... :D

Nevermind. Search is your friend.....

CAlexio, you have the Driven "Supercross" model in Carbon Fiber. I saw that you were confused about that once so i thought that I would remind you as well as answer my own question above.

I guess the only question left is what is the stock bars size, sweep, and height?

Is the Driven bars enough of a change?

Dave
These have a bit less sweep... When I ride someone else's hyper i feel a bit like I'm riding a Harley with this weird back bend.... The driven ones are much straighter forward, very little rear sweep. The rise is slightly less, and they are not as wide overall. These are all impressions as I have no way to measure without having bike and both bars in front of me. (I'm in bed, naked... On my iPad alternating btween Ducati.ms and porn if you must know)

Oh, so back to the question at hand...

I feel like the difference in feel and seating position together with some rear sets is as follows: I can push forward off the pedals so I'm not hanging on on the highway or in faster sweepers like I did with the original setup. With the more fwd canted bars, I'm slightly forward with my body, so I can push down a bit and get onto the bars and over them, instead of steering from behind as the oriignal hyper position is. To me, it transformed the bike into something between a streetfighter position and a hyper... Which... Is the best of both worlds IMO ( when combined with some good stickers and graphics and few teensy engine mods) :D
 

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LOL, I feel like when we were talking about the whole lightened flywheel thread (two years ago??... Remember that monster thread LOL) that we also discussed these bars. Don't act like you don't remember buddy.... :D

Meh..... :rolleyes:


These have a bit less sweep... When I ride someone else's hyper i feel a bit like I'm riding a Harley with this weird back bend.... The driven ones are much straighter forward, very little rear sweep. The rise is slightly less, and they are not as wide overall. These are all impressions as I have no way to measure without having bike and both bars in front of me. (I'm in bed, naked... On my iPad alternating btween Ducati.ms and porn if you must know)

Oh, so back to the question at hand...

I feel like the difference in feel and seating position together with some rear sets is as follows: I can push forward off the pedals so I'm not hanging on on the highway or in faster sweepers like I did with the original setup. With the more fwd canted bars, I'm slightly forward with my body, so I can push down a bit and get onto the bars and over them, instead of steering from behind as the oriignal hyper position is. To me, it transformed the bike into something between a streetfighter position and a hyper... Which... Is the best of both worlds IMO ( when combined with some good stickers and graphics and few teensy engine mods) :D
I'm sure that with my late reply, you will have already kissed your hand goodnight, rolled over and went to sleep. But I am at work and well, I was in the gym working out, you know, important work stuff, anyway.....

I have the Woodcraft/CFM rearsets and your description sounds just like what I may be looking for. I really don't care about the blingy carbon fiber crap so for the mere $65 I can give these puppies a shot.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy porn schedule to help a buddy in need.

Dave
 

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Yeah, I know. Most are asking for higher and admittedly, I did for a while too.

Truth is, I have just discovered my personal hang-up with front tire feel on this bike and my Supermoto. That is that my head needs to be over the triple clamp. While it is possible with these bars, I think it will be easier with lower bars.

Thanks,
Dave
Here is what works with the woodcrafts for me. I've been testing it out for a few years. Flattening the seat is the only additional mod needed to achieve the nirvanic state I now enjoy. http://www.ducati.ms/forums/92-hypermotard/61615-new-low-bar-option-us-hyper-types.html
 

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I like those flat bars for sure!!

I think I'm going to order a set immediately. I've planned on also getting the Woodcraft rearsets after reading that others are happy with them.

Something in-between a Hyper and Streetfighter is what I'm shooting for.
 

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Meh..... :rolleyes:




I'm sure that with my late reply, you will have already kissed your hand goodnight, rolled over and went to sleep. But I am at work and well, I was in the gym working out, you know, important work stuff, anyway.....

I have the Woodcraft/CFM rearsets and your description sounds just like what I may be looking for. I really don't care about the blingy carbon fiber crap so for the mere $65 I can give these puppies a shot.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy porn schedule to help a buddy in need.

Dave
I will try by sat to post a pic of me on hyper so you can see seating position... That will also be when I do my own personal little "reveal" as little Frankenstein comes out of hiding after a year with its new bling coat.
 
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