Apes Handlebars 1" - Chrome



These handlebars are constructed with seamless CNC mandrel bent 0.120” wall 4130 chromoly tubes. Available in two styles: Smooth bars are for custom applications and have no slots, dimples or castellated ends. TBW w/ insert handlebars work with regular, cable-operated throttles, and if you remove the black end plug it will accept Harley's Throttle-By-Wire control module. These bars have slots on each side for stock H-D hand controls and an exit slot in the center for internal wiring.

Technical Details

  • Seamless 0.120" (3mm) wall 4130 chromoly construction
  • CNC mandrel bends
  • Black electroplate and mirror chrome-plated finishes available
  • 1-inch O.D.
  • Available in smooth for custom application or TBW w/ insert for regular, cable-operated throttles, and if you remove the black end plug it will accept Harley's Throttle-By-Wire control module
  • Technischer Überwachungsverein (Technical Inspection Association, or TüV) in Germany is an independent laboratory that tests the fatigue strength, manufacturing quality, and fitment for a wide range of consumer products, with special emphasis on automotive and motorcycle components and accessories. Biltwell handlebars and risers that have received TüV verification are among the strongest and most thoroughly well-tested motorcycle parts in the world.

Form and Function

Ape handlebars have a purpose beyond their classic chopper aesthetic, and that is to alter the bike's aerodynamic profile by raising the rider's hands level with or slightly above shoulder height. This increases the front profile going down the highway, which in turn reduces headwind pressure against the rider's chest at higher speeds. It's the same principle as a windshield, without the plastic appendage jutting off the forks. This version of our popular Ape handlebar is notched and slotted to accept the internal throttle module found on a variety of late-model H-D motorcycles. If your Harley does not feature Throttle-By-Wire technology, we have other bars that will work better for your custom needs. NOTE: your motorcycle's clutch cable, brake line and/or hand control wires may not be long enough to safely install this bar. Double-check these components before taking the stock bars off your motorcycle.


Apes Handlebars 1" - Chrome

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Adam R.
United States United States
2018 Street Bob

I love these bars! My bike tipped awhile back and unfortunately that was enough to bend my stock bars. I had used Biltwell bars, in the past, and knew they would be a dramatic improvement over the existing ones. I am pleased to report that these did not disappoint. I added them to my 2018 Street Bob and couldn’t be happier. It is worth mentioning that I did not have to replace my clutch or brake cables, but I did order 4” wiring extensions. It will fit without them, but they kept coming unplugged if I turned the bars too far to the right. Also, I am not sure why these bars are not dimpled, but I added think strips of rubber under the riser to give added grip. Highly recommend these bars to anyone that might be on the fence about getting them.

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Michael J.
United States United States

Very Good product, care and shipping of product and overall customer service!

Dave K.
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I got these bars last year ! Put them on my dyna FXDS ! I drilled them out and ran wires for a clean look! So over the last year Bilitwell is the best bars period! Ty! Dave!

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Pretty great bars for a pretty great price. They give you just the right amount of rise without making you look like a dick.

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