Ready to Race?
It’s true. Most of our modern era machines show up at the dealership ready to ride or race. Making a bike for the masses though; good luck with that. This is where the aftermarket companies factor into the equation.
Body type, terrain, experience, personal preferences and the desire for bling ultimately influence our finished product (your bike build). Thankfully, there are plenty of clever solutions out there for getting your bike dialed 👌
I’m an off-road guy so I usually end up with the standard add-ons (skid plate, tank, spark arrestor, ultra HD tubes, etc.). I’ve tried a lot of offerings throughout the years and good experiences with a handful of brands always has me coming back for the next bike build. One area where I’ve been fairly rigid (no pun intended) is handlebars. I despise stock bends and have run Renthal TwinWalls since they were released (RC or RC High bend). It’s a good bar that fits me well and I’m rarely comfortable (of the utmost importance) on a bike without these bars.
That being said, we’re going to mix it up on the 450—expand my horizons if you will. Next week, I’ll take delivery of one of the first sets of @ to hit the states. Now that I’ve had the chance to shake down the 450, I’m excited to clamp em onto the beast & see how they differ from stock bars & my beloved TwinWalls 💪
@ also has a line of grips & donuts (must have if you are susceptible to Yamathumb 👍). Check em’ out!