New Poll Shows That Bikers Prefer Ape Hanger Handlebars
Demon's Cycle Inc., sponsored a poll which showed that 54% of custom motorcycle enthusiasts prefer ape hanger handlebars rather than T-bars.
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November 16, 2011 (FPRC) -- Demon's Cycle Inc., a custom motorcycle builder and custom motorcycle parts supplier, issued a poll to discover which type of handlebars are preferred by custom motorcycle enthusiasts. Given the choice, 54% responded with a preference for ape hanger handlebars rather than T-bars.
Ape hanger handlebars get their name because of the way they rise far above their mounting point meaning that riders must reach up to use them. Although some riders say they can sometimes be uncomfortable it is almost universally agreed that ape hangers are more stylish for choppers.
”I have put apes on every bike I have ever owned and I love them, I feel like apes are more comfortable because with apes and forward controls you could be in a nice laidback comfy position but Drag bars/T-bars will put you a bit more forward, unless you get some pull back risers.” said a chopper enthusiast from Florida. “Personally I would go for comfort and my Harley is like a woman, I fix her up and show her off!”
The remaining 46% of those polled prefer T-bars with most agreeing that T-bars are more comfortable and give a more natural feel while riding. Although T-bars don't match the chopper style, they do come in various rises from 4 to 10 inches and the height can be chosen to match the bikes stance and the rider's position.
Many of the riders agree that the t-bar handlebars are better for handling, and allow you to ride a lot longer than those who own ape hangers on their bikes.
“It is true that T-bar handlebars are better for handling and are easier for longer rides.” said Tom Steinbacher, owner of Demon’s Cycle. “But ultimately, you can't beat the style and look of ape hangers.”
About Demon's Cycle
Demon's Cycle is an multi-million dollar international custom motorcycle wholesale company. Based in Pompano Beach, South Florida, Demon's Cycle was started more than seventeen years ago by Tom Steinbacher and has a reputation as a pioneer of radical motorcycle designs, euro style bikes and custom chopper concepts. Demon's Cycle is an international custom motorcycle wholesale company. As well as building custom motorcycles and selling rolling chassis, Demon's Cycle specialize in the sale of custom parts for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. They offer a wide range of parts including handlebars, hand controls and turn signals.
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1407 SW 10th Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
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