Working alongside our factory race teams we developed the concept to improve performance through weight reduction without compromising existing handlebar strength. Every time you accelerate, brake, corner, jump you work against the weight of the motorcycle. By reducing weight it improves the performance of your motorcycle in all of these areas resulting in faster lap times.
Renthal has employed its 50+ years of experience in handlebar design, testing and racing to develop the R-Works Fatbar36 the ultimate in lightweight motocross handlebars. Utilising Renthal’s 36Tech™ handlebar standard and proprietary Zarilium® material to give a high strength handlebar at the lowest possible weight. The R-Works Fatbar®36 is 36% lighter than our standard 28mm diameter Fatbar®, previously the lightest motocross handlebar.
What is the R-Works Fatbar36?
The R-Works Fatbar36 is the ultimate in lightweight motocross handlebars. Utilizing Renthal’s 36Tech™ handlebar standard and proprietary Zarilium™ material to give a high strength handlebar at the lowest possible weight. The R-Works Fatbar36 is 36% lighter than our standard 28mm diameter Fatbar.
How does the strength of R-Works Fatbar36 compare with the existing 28mm Fatbar?
The strength is the same as Renthal’s existing Fatbar. We have used the 36Tech™ and Zarilium® to maintain strength while reducing weight. Thus during a crash, Fatbar36 will react in the same fashion as our current Fatbar28 when a rider experiences a serious crash.
Will the handlebars give the same ride feel?
Yes, we have designed the taper so it has the same strength and flex characteristics as our current Fatbar 28mm handlebars. The difference is the reduced weight.
Will the standard controls fit?
Yes, the handlebar tapers down to 22mm at each end, so works with standard controls.
Will the R-Works Fatbar36 need different clamps?
Yes 36Tech™ is a new clamping standard of 36mm and neither 22mm nor 28mm clamps will work with this handlebar. Renthal will offer a range of bar mounts to allow you to fit the handlebars to your original triple clamps.
Why does weight matter so much?
Every time you accelerate, brake, corner, jump you are working against the weight of the motorcycle. By reducing weight it improves the performance of your motorcycle in all of these areas which means improved lap times. This weight reduction is of particular importance as it reduces weight at the top end of the motorcycle, furthest from the centre.