HeliBars® Tour Performance™ Handlebar Risers for the Kawasaki ZZR1400 / ZX-14R (ABS & non-ABS models - all years)
I bought a ZZR1400 ABS in September having ridden Trailies for 15 years and sports bikes before that. After 1.5 hours of continuous riding I was having to pull over as my wrists were killing me and the riding position became too uncomfortable to take. This gave rise to considering trading the bike in but before I did so I thought I would try the Helibar Extension kit. I was skeptical as they only provided 3/4" raise but now I have fitted them (10-15 minutes one tool job and no mods necessary) the transformation is amazing. 3.5 hour ride yesterday, non-stop, and no pain whatsoever, improved riding position and no wrist ache. Good Job Helibar! Chainspeed proved to be a great find with easy ordering and prompt delivery. So far so good and I dont have to part with this awesome bike!
I had various reasons for getting risers, best advice was "don't splash out on a new seat yet because the risers will reposition you. They did, I'm a bit further back on to the broad part of the seat (ZZR1400, 2011 model) and it's longer before I have to stop - so far so good. I didn't want to mess with the controls either, the Helibars fit straight on, all hoses, cables and brake parts clear the fairing with no issues. Finally, I didn't want to compromise sporty handling and it doesn't seem to have adversely affected that. I would ask for some covers for the top of the bars/suspension otherwise it's a water collector...make a pair please, Helibar. Tested over 1900 miles through England, Germany and France.
Fitted the Helibars to my ZZR1400 and the difference in comfort is noticeable. It’s only a small change to height and only slightly nearer to the rider but I’m really pleased. Good quality 10 minute fit