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G'day all,

In the never ending quest to improve my Multi I've come to the handlebars... I have a 2013 MTS1200. The bars are comfortable, but the high rise and fairly substantial sweep make for a fairly relaxed riding position. I really want to swap them with something that will get my weight over the front further for a more aggressive feel, a bar with less sweep that is a bit lower. I've done a lot of reading and am having trouble finding anything that will work because the bars need to be very wide to accommodate all the MTS switchgear. A member of the forum here had previously been making extensions to fit Pro Tapers, but reasonably so he's not keen to start making and selling one-offs.

I wondered if anyone on here has found anything that works as a bolt on replacement, or an extension product to work with brands like Pro Taper?

Appreciate any insight!

Tom
 

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LSL Superbike Bars.
https://spieglerusa.com/controls/handlebars-accessories-450/x-bar-handlebars/x-bar-handlebar-superbike-bar-6022.html

They are about 1" < width than stock and slightly lower. The problem is the lower you go, fairing clearance becomes an issue when going lock to lock. I adjusted my steering stops slightly, but I haven't really had a problem maneuvering at parking lot speeds (No noticeable increase in turning radius). The LSL's are also a thicker wall tubing (TUV rated), which makes bar end mirrors a little tougher to mount solidly. Overall all, I like them. I don't take my Multi off road and pretty much us it for sport/sport touring.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I like the look of those bars, but I think they may still have more sweep than I am after. They seem to make a few different models so I'll have a scrounge around!

I can see your clearance issue. I guess if the bar was maybe they 1" wider like the stock bars are it might give a little more clearance. I would prefer not to loose turning radius if possible.
 

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I had kermaxx crt bars on my 2010 p.p. years ago, fantastic update, I trimmed 3/4" on each side still and I wish I could find them again.
Carbon lay over aluminum core.
 

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Never mind, these are going to be taller, not lower, you're the first one I've seen that looks to lower them on that bike.
Cheers!
 

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LSL Superbike Bars.
https://spieglerusa.com/controls/handlebars-accessories-450/x-bar-handlebars/x-bar-handlebar-superbike-bar-6022.html

They are about 1" < width than stock and slightly lower. The problem is the lower you go, fairing clearance becomes an issue when going lock to lock. I adjusted my steering stops slightly, but I haven't really had a problem maneuvering at parking lot speeds (No noticeable increase in turning radius). The LSL's are also a thicker wall tubing (TUV rated), which makes bar end mirrors a little tougher to mount solidly. Overall all, I like them. I don't take my Multi off road and pretty much us it for sport/sport touring.






for better look, change original mirrorclamps from LH to RH and RH to LH and turn them 180°
 

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Never mind, these are going to be taller, not lower, you're the first one I've seen that looks to lower them on that bike.
Cheers!
I guess I am in the minority there. I am not a super tall guy so I find if the bars are too tall I feel like I'm riding a chopper or something with my hands up way high. I really just want to make the position a bit more aggressive. It's a bit of a gamble as I've no idea how it'll actually feel and it might be horrible!

I can't find anything current on Kermaxx which is a shame, perhaps they went out of business?

This LSL bar looks like it could possibly work:

https://www.lsl.eu/128ax00-lsl-konif-lenker-x00-28-6-anthrazit.html

Still perhaps not quite wide enough to accommodate everything through. Need to properly measure up the stock bars.
 

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I guess I am in the minority there..
You are not alone as I was thinking about this today while riding my new 1260 Pikes Peak. These bars are too high and I'm 5'8".

I previously came off a Panigale and also have a 1200R Monster which handlebars looks lower.
I'm subscribing to this thread.
 

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I’ll be keeping a close eye on this thread too. It might be worth posting your question on the other MTS site.

Basically, I’m looking for the same solution. After various wrist and shoulder injuries, I find the sweep on the standard bars uncomfortable.

I had exactly the same issue many years ago with a Yamaha FZS1000 (FZ-1), a change to Renthal 758’s completely cured it. As in night and day!

I’m sure there is an equivalent Renthal bar available, but I haven’t got round to measuring/checking mine yet!
 
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