Great Comfort and Performance
As experience and maturity set in, a lot of bikers find themselves enjoying the more laid-back style of cruisers. While the thrill of speed never goes away, you realize you can spend a lot more time riding when you’re comfortable. You can adjust seats, handlebars and grips to reduce vibration and gain better ergonomics, but often the problem is your position. You might find that your motorcycle forward controls that are causing you to contort. Making even a little change to your controls can get you more comfortable for a better ride.
Real Forwards vs Mid-Controls
Before you can adjust your controls, you must decide whether you like forward controls or mid-controls for your machine. Forward controls are loved by long-legged riders who feel cramped by other riding configurations. Forwards let you lean back and really take in the ride. Mid-controls can feel a little less comfortable but ultimately give you more control when go comes to stop. If you’re used to riding dirt bikes, mids probably feel more familiar.
The mids vs forwards arguments can get just as heated as street bikes vs sport bikes. Ultimately the final word is the same: it comes down to what you want out of your machine. The best thing about owning a motorcycle is that no one can tell you what to do with it.
Fixes for Every Preference
When you only need a little adjustment, grab a forward control extension kit from Arlen Ness or Baron. For a more complete overhaul, get a full set of forwards from a quality brand like Jardine, Battistinis or JayBrake. To get all the comfort of forward controls for significantly less than some of the premium models, Drag Specialties makes affordable forward control kits.
If the mid-controls have won you over, Roland Sands Design gives you beautiful mids with race-style pivots for the ultimate control. If all you need to get back on the road is a replacement for your brake pedal, highway peg or shift lever, check out our selection.
The Right Options for Every Customer
Regardless of how you choose to ride, extend your life on the bike by getting the right motorcycle forward controls. If you order the wrong parts, don’t worry about it. BikeBandit.com has a 60-day no-hassle return policy so you can outfit your machine with the right style. With our Bandit Bucks rewards program, the more you spend, the more you earn. Bandit Bucks are earned on all of your orders and can be spent on the millions of parts available in our inventory.