2016- KTM handlebar

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3/27/2018 2:26 AM

Just curious what handlebars are you running on the 2016 onwards KTMs and why... I am 6 foot and run stock bars in the forward position but I think maybe higher bars (like 997) would improve my body position when standing or while in the air? I am already having problems with regripping (did not have to do it on kxf) so maybe higher bars would help there too...but am afraid I will loose corner speed with higher bars+ spending 100 bucks not knowing what will I gain is also not very tempting...

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3/27/2018 4:42 AM

It doesn't affect my style much cause I can't corner worth a shit anyway but I know what you're saying about the short ktm bar. (protaper on the Husky is worse) I'm 6'1" and went to the RC High Fatbar in order to gain a bit of comfort and room.

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3/27/2018 8:51 AM

I am 6' as well. I run the Pro Taper Evo bars, in the Wyndham bend.

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3/27/2018 10:41 AM

I use the Renthal 997 on my 16 SX, for me its a big improvement over the low OEM Handlebar.

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3/27/2018 10:44 AM

6 foot 1", using the standard bars but with the x-trig ROCS clamps which come with two settings for height, and a front, middle and back position. Went with higher bars and middle position setting.

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3/27/2018 11:08 AM

6 foot. Run the bars in the forward clamp position. I really dig the OEM bar bend. first bike I’ve owned that I am not instantly changing the bars.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

3/27/2018 12:52 PM

5'11" and running the Pro Taper Fuzion bars in the SX Race Bend. Similar to the stock bend but a bit straighter, i'm very happy with them. I am running the stock clamp position.

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3/27/2018 2:36 PM

I just got the Pro Taper Windham / RM bend for my 2014 450sxf. I was having the regrip problem you are talking about and I also came off a KX450. The bend isn't that much higher then stock, but the bars are "flatter" for a better word. They rise up quick and then flatten off towards the end of the bar where the stock has a gradual rise. I've only been out one time since the swap and the re-grip problem didn't happen at all, although it was only 1 ride.

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3/27/2018 7:43 PM

i’m 5’11 and bought mika and they are quite a bit shorter than the stock ones (i got an 18 250)

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3/27/2018 7:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/27/2018 7:54 PM

greg570 wrote:

Just curious what handlebars are you running on the 2016 onwards KTMs and why... I am 6 foot and run stock bars in the forward ...more

I'm a fan of Renthal's KTM High bend. I am the same height. I used to run Pro Taper CR Highs, but I like the Rental KTM Highs better as they have less sweep.

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3/27/2018 7:57 PM

what is the difference between a renthal 996 and a 997?? i looked on their website and still can’t seem to find anything

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3/27/2018 8:09 PM

greg570 wrote:

Just curious what handlebars are you running on the 2016 onwards KTMs and why... I am 6 foot and run stock bars in the forward ...more

CSAR FE wrote:

I'm a fan of Renthal's KTM High bend. I am the same height. I used to run Pro Taper CR Highs, but I like the Rental KTM Highs ...more

I just noticed the KTM High last week while looking at the new interactive bar sizing chart on Renthals website. It does have a lot less sweep.

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3/31/2018 3:41 AM

UPSman334 wrote:

what is the difference between a renthal 996 and a 997?? i looked on their website and still can’t seem to find anything

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996 is the black, 997 is the red.
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