Honda Gold Wing & F6B HeliBarsHeliBars is proud to introduce the first-ever adjustable, patented handlebars for Honda Gold Wing motorcycles and new F6B power cruiser.
These groundbreaking, Luxury Sport Touring bars pivot wrist angle positions over a 36-degree range, are up to 2-1/2 inches taller than stock, have 7 inches of forward/backward movement and are up to 4 inches closer to riders, striking the perfect balance between greatly enhanced comfort and more nimble handling.In development for six years, the LST comfort kit is much more than a pair of low-tech, bar-rising plates. It addresses every drawback of the stock, fixed-position bars on Honda GL1800 Gold Wings made from 2001 to 2014 and the radical FB6.To achieve perfect ergonomics for bodies of all sizes, they enable fine-tuning adjustment one dimension at a time – using a simple Allen-head wrench – until the ideal setup found.Heli’s Luxury Sport Touring Horizon handlebars’ multi-axis pivots fix the bikes’ steeply angled, severely rearward and awkward, low wrist angles on bars that are too close to riders.Their 36 degrees of fore/aft pain relief and ability to move away or closer to riders keep the bars ends from landing in their laps and even hitting their thighs when turning left or right at full lock, transforming the 800-pound machines’ low-speed, parking-lot maneuvering. Independent test riders say these HeliBars make the bikes feel 300 pounds lighter.The wrist rotation, additional height and reach movement help riders support their weight with a less cramped, more natural seating positions that aid in minimizing upper-body fatigue, muscle ache and lower back pain.The system’s high-strength, steel handlebars are connected with a solid, aluminum crossbar that dramatically reduces handlebar flex and offers more front-end feedback. It also doubles as a convenient mounting point for electronic accessories. Heli’s exclusive HeliMount GPS adapter is optional.Bolting directly to the bikes’ top triple clamp, the LSTs use original cables, hydraulics and wire loom, requiring no permanent modifications. The turnkey kit includes all components needed for installation using common tools in about three hours with HeliBars’ comprehensive instructions.Made in the USA, the steel handlebars are pre-drilled to mate with stock switch housings and their multi-axis pivots are CNC machined from blocks of aluminum billet on state-of-the-art machines. For strength and security, the assemblies are attached to top triple clamps with aircraft-quality, investment-cast, T6 aluminum risers using the original hardware. They’re finished with a durable, UV-resistant black powdercoat.Like all HeliBars products, this Luxury Sport Touring kit is backed by a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee via Heli’s 30-day return policy, and come with a one-year warranty.Heli’s unique, multi-axis replacement motorcycle handlebar kits are also available for BMW K1600s, Honda ST1100/1300s and all Kawasaki Concours models, as well as most Harleys and metric cruisersThe undisputed leader in replacement handlebars and riser systems for more than 25 years, Heli Modified, Inc. has enabled motorcyclists to ride millions of miles in greater comfort for longer durations. The company designs and manufactures more than 70 products that improve the ergonomics of Japanese, European and American touring bikes, sport tourers, sportbikes, and cruisers without changing their overall looks.Please visit HeliBars.com for more information about Heli’s innovative product line or call 800-859-4642. Additional company-related news is available on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!