We're passionate about exploring life on two wheels, international travel and learning from the cultural cocktail that comes with it. Our passion for adventure is only matched by our desire to share our expereinces as powerfully and impactively as possible. After more than a decade on the road, we're beyond fortunate to have the support and friendship of a number of leading brand companies, each of which share our passion.
Today we employ an incredible range of cutting edge products that keep us on the road, keep us safe and allow us vividly share our travel experiences. Today the demands of travel and communication are higher than ever before and the technologies we employ are truly remarkable, as are the companies that generously support us. Without the support of the firms on this page Lisa and I would not be on the road today. So take a second and visit the online homes of our partners and gear sponsors. I promise you'll be glad you did.
To all our sponsors, we are in your debt. See you on the road, ride far, ride safe.
The name Touratech always crops up when people start talking about travelling and motorbikes. From its simple beginnings around a coffee table, the company has grown to become one of the world leaders in this sector today.
Touratech AG has been developing, designing and producing in southern Germany since it was established in 1997. From it's humble beginnings when two friends Herbert Schwarz and Jochen Schanz sat down to design their now legendary Zega panniers to Touratech's present days dominance of the motorcycle accessory market, Touratech have continued to innovate.
The quantity and scale of parts and products offered by this German giant is simply incredible. From small aluminum guards through to complete motorcycle transformation kits such as the "ReVamp", the "F650RR" and the "Oryx". Today many of the worlds leading motorcycle brands like BMW Motorrad, KTM, Ducati rely on Touratech to manufacturer and produce key components for thier own vehicles.
Toureatch AG are our oldest and most loyal key partner. We first contact Touratech Head office in Germany in 2003 and asked if they'd provide some discount on a much needed ceramic clutch plate. 14-years later Touratech have just outfitted our new bikes (R1200GSA LC Special & F800GS Special) with an incredible aray of specialist adventure accessories and upgrades. Without Touratech's support over the years, we simply would not be travelling today. Their support, enthusiam and generosity has been nothing short of humbling.
4theoutdoors is your online destination for adventure gear. Weaving together the best brands, insider knowledge on using our products and unique stories from the field to inspire the culture of human-powered adventurers. Whether it’s for a day enjoying your backyard or a multi-day travel excursion, 4theoutdoors connects you to your passion, with the best gear and the know-how to help you explore more.
In late 2015 we recieved an incredible offer from LXV, the parent company of 4THEOUTDOORS.com. "We woudl like to to sponsor you with two new bikes of your choice. Your journey is inspiring and we want to be a part of it!" We sat and read that email a dozen times to ensure we understood its message. Weeks later we were the proud owners of a new BMW Motorrad R1200GSA LC and a BMW Motorrad F800GS. After 450,000 we were able to retire our trusty orignal bikes (R1100GS and F650GS). LXV Outdoor's incredible support has provided us a new lease of life and today we're ready to take on the rest of the world.
Passion for Adventure. Obsession with Perfection.
We believe there’s no such thing as a viable shortcut in the pursuit of a passion. We are all motorcycle riders and technology enthusiasts here at Sena, including our CEO. So when we develop new products, we go to great lengths to ensure the final version is everything we dreamed it could be ... and everything our customers expect it to be.
Along the way, we expect to shatter preconceived paradigms and challenge conventional limitations, especially when accompanied by the word “can’t.” We boldly lay our visions on the table to be critiqued and reshaped before we experiment and refine every technical detail, every design decision, and every material used until it’s just right. Then, we take our ideas for a ride ourselves to see if they can keep up with our own untamed senses of adventure ... and revise them again. Finally, we mark them with the Sena name, which represents our approval to be fit for the adventures our customers dream about. Adventures we’ll help them create and enhance.
This is the Sena way. Has been since we got our start in 1998. Our passion for adventure and obsession with perfection fuels us ... and hopefully translates through our products to inspire our customers to challenge the confines of their ordinary routines and pursue their own adventures of a lifetime. Sena. Advancing Adventure.
As SENA Brand Ambassadors and SENA 'Adventure Seekers' we are both continually blown away by the level of technology SENA products bring to our adventure. Over the years we've utilsed the SENA 10S, 20S and 10C to comminicate and today we're using the incredibly advanced and yet simple to use PRISM Action cameras to records and share our journey. With cutting edge tech and simple and intuative interfaces we're able to record and communicate in a way we never imagined possible. Across the toughest landscapes on the planet and through the harshest climates imaginable, our SENA systems simply perform. Awesome equipment, highly recommended.
Continental was founded in Hanover in 1871 as the stock corporation “Continental-Caoutchouc- und Gutta-Percha Compagnie”. Manufacturing at the main factory in Hanover included soft rubber products, rubberized fabrics, and solid tires for carriages and bicycles.
In the late 1920s, the company merged with major companies in the rubber industry to form “Continental Gummi-Werke AG”.
In 1960 we brought the first environmentally friendly tires for passenger cars onto the market. In 1995 the Automotive Systems division was established to intensify the systems business with the automotive industry. We presented the key technology for hybrid drive systems back in 1997.
Today, Continental ranks among the top 5 automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication.
The Continental TKC80's have been our tire of choice since 2001 and today we have ridden 99% of our entire record breaking journey on this incredible product. Conti tires have helped us ride and survive 27 of the world's deserts and seen us across six of the world's seven continents. We're especially proud to have been named as Brand Ambassadors in 2015, when Conti became an official 2RTW partner. We're thrilled to be able to continue riding with what we believe are the best tires on the planet. Having Continental Tires as a partner is a real privelidge.
ADV Moto is one of the world's premier adventure motorcycling publications and one of the world's most trusted online resource for prodcut reviews, insider information and adventure news. Headed up by publisher Carl Parker, he and his team bring a unparralelled level of professionalism and passion to the media they craft.
We are extremely proud to have ADV Moto join us as our latest official partner. Their excting style and passion for adventure travel is a perfect platform that will allow us to share our journey as we ride forward.
The SPOT product family offers peace of mind beyond the boundaries of cellular. Whether you want to check in, make calls or monitor your prized possessions, SPOT uses 100% satellite technology to keep you connected to the people and things that matters most, all while using the world's most modern satellite network.
SPOT GEN3® provides location-based messaging and emergency notification technology that allows you to communicate from remote locations around the globe. It offers custom tracking interval options, motion-activated tracking, long-life battery and more.
Lisa and I are proud to be long term SPOT members and now SPOT Brand Ambassadors. Knowing that help is never more than a button press away provides invaluable pece or mind and reassuracance not only to us but crucially to our friends and family. Being able to press a single button, and confirm to the people we love that we're OK, safe and well is a great feeling. Do yourself a favour and get covered by SPOT. It could just save your life.
We have been in the wheel repair/restoration/build business since 1973.
At Woody's Wheel Works, we believe in the art of the wheel.
As much as a love for wrenching, we are driven by a philosophy that the wheel is nothing less than the most important invention of all time whose utility is seen in all things, big and small. Since the evidence of the first wheel in ancient Mesopotamia it has worked its way into the soul of humanity. With soul-craft we preserve the harmony between man-and-machine, and this awareness inspires the quality and performance that has made Woody's Wheel Works legendary since 1973.
I (Simon) first connected with the master wheel builders at Woody's Wheel Works 9-years, when I wanted to upgrade my R1100GS front wheel to a 21". Woody laced my stock BMW R1100 hub to a tubeless BMW cross-laced 21" hp2 rim, whicj perfomred perfectly and is still on the bike today. When it came time to upgrade our two new rides (R1200GSA LC & F800GS) we knew immediatley that Woody's were the only real choice. Both our bikes are running custom wheel sets, which if were not on the bikes, we'd be wearing as jewelery, there are that pretty. See full details here: 21" wheel build review.
In 1971, Bo Hilleberg, a professional forester, founded his own company, Hilleberg AB. That same year, while on a ski vacation in the Austrian Tyrol, Bo met Renate Neuner. After a couple of years, the two had fallen in love, married, and she had moved with him to Stockholm, Sweden. Their marriage was the final, necessary ingredient in the mix that has become Hilleberg the Tentmaker.
Before Renate, Bo’s fledgling company was primarily a forestry equipment concern, with tent making as a hoped-for sideline. An avid, lifelong outdoorsman, Bo was terminally frustrated with tents that required pitching the inner tent first and then covering it with a loose rain fly that usually displayed the same properties as a kite in the wind. He envisioned a tent that had an outer and inner tent that pitched together, simultaneously – but he didn’t have the necessary sewing skills. With Bo and Renate’s marriage, conjugal and commercial became one: Renate took charge of the sewing while Bo handled design and sales, and with their combined efforts, the company flourished.
Today, family and business are still inextricably linked. Bo is Chairman, and is still in charge of design and development; daughter Petra handles all company business outside of Europe; and Bo, Renate, Petra and her brother Rolf make up the governing board of directors – clearly, family synergy continues to beget success.
Way back in 2002 we had exhaustively searched the market in order to find a tent manufacturer and product that would provide us sanctuary in the very worst weather the world would throw at us. After months of searching we found Hilleberg and their incredible Keron 4GT. The Keron 4GT is Hilleberg's top of the line, four person, all season unit, it's also a favourite amongst some of the worlds most elite fighting forces. From the frozen peaks of Asia's Pamir Mountain Range to the blistering heat of the Sahara, our Keron 4GT has never let us down and after 14-years on the road remains our tent of choice. We have proudly been Hilleberg brand Ambassadors since 2008.
Driven by the continual feedback and input from dedicated test pilots and passionate customers, KLIM strives to do one thing above all and that is -IMPROVE YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE! We invite you to experience the difference that riding in truly Technical Riding Gear from KLIM can make.
KLIM Technical Riding Gear is the global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing the most advanced motor sports apparel for the snowmobile and motorcycle rider.
We have no choice but to carefully select only the best riding products to protect us from the terrain we ride through. We daily use and abuse our superb Klim riding gloves and jersy's and when we're off the bikes we have one set of cloths, yeah, we pack light! We demand that all our apparel perform at the highest levels be it around a campfire or in front of an audience of thousands at a speaking event, this is why we wear Klim.
In 1969, Seattle engineer and lifelong mountaineer Larry Penberthy formed Mountain Safety Research as a one-man crusade dedicated to improving the safety of climbing equipment. The fuel behind Larry's passionate fire was a simple belief that still drives our team today:
The idea that better, safer, more reliable equipment is the key to unlocking greater adventures.
From that notion evolved a pioneering outdoor company whose innovations have revolutionized the way people experience the outdoors worldwide. Today, we're a close-knit team still obsessed with designing the most reliable, high-performance gear possible, using our knowledge of engineering and science to find better solutions to the challenges of the mountains.
At MSR, we are engineers, tinkerers and passionate outdoor users–each with strong perspectives on how a product should work based on our own experiences in the wild places we love. But collectively, we believe that innovative solutions are bred by challenging convention, and that functionality, simplicity and reliability are the governing elements of enduring design. Today, many MSR products are still hand-built on manufacturing lines just a floor below where we concept them.
And we're still driven to engineer gear for those who believe a trusted companion can be as simple as a 20-year-old stove that burns strong on family backpacking trips, to a water filter that provides the safe hydration needed to fuel the greatest expeditions into the farthest reaches of the globe.
Better choices lead to a better life and that's certainly true when you have to rely on camping gear all year around, across 6 continents and through 78 countries. We love each other, travel, motorcycles and food, so when it came to choosing a high quality multi-fuel camp stove, all our research pointed toward one brand MSR. We now been using MSR's dragon Fly multi-fuel stove and camp cooking ware for over a decade. If you need ease of use, field servicable and repairable camp gear that will take years of abuse and come back for more then look no further. MSR gear is as good as it gets.
For over 30 years, we here at SealLine have endeavored to make protective gear to stand up to water, wind, and dirt in challenging outdoor environments. We believe your pursuits shouldn’t be limited by your gear, so we design, test, and build our products to deliver protection you can depend upon.
Our legendarily rugged dry bags, dry sacks, packs, duffles, cases and accessories will safeguard your essentials on paddling, camping, hiking, biking or traveling adventures.
We don't carry any gear that we can afford to do without. When it comes to protecting our equipment, riding gear and valuable safe and dry, we use Seal Line. These no-fuss products quielty go about taking caring of whatever they carrying. One less thing to worry about as we're dealing with whatever the world throws at us.
In 1971, a fortuitous mix of unemployed engineers, a leaky foam gardening pad, and the dream of a better way to sleep under the stars came together to change how we experience the outdoors forever. As climbers, Jim Lea, Neil Anderson and John Burroughs knew firsthand that long days in the hills were only made longer by a horrible night's rest, and a better sleeping pad was key to changing that equation. This blend of science and a desire to make the most of every day outdoors created the world's first self-inflating air mattress, and it continues to be the fuel that drives us today.
Today, Therm-a-Rest remains at the forefront of comfort innovation and quality, with a commitment to building what we make, with our own hands, whenever possible.
A great night's sleep is something we all need, especially if your day's require a maximum concentration, as you ride across the world's most demanding terrain. Our Thermarest Prolite mattresses are amongst our camping essentials. These incredibly durable and superbly comfy mattresses are easy and fast to inflate and still provide that feeling of luxury, not matter the surface.
"Designed in England by a dedicated team of motorcycle-obsessed engineers, Kriega motorcycle backpacks, motorcycle bags and motorcycle accessories offer innovation, along with the highest standards of functionality and craftsmanship." Kriega kit is built to perform, with an exceptional 10-year guarantee on all packs.
Kriega utilizes only the best materials and manufacturing processes to deliver the best luggage solutions and equipment made solely for motorcyclists. Each Kriega motorcycle backpack, tail pack, tank bag, Enduro hydration kit and accessory is developed to withstand extreme on or off-road use and with the rider's very particular requirements in mind. With Kriega you only get the best.
There's something special about products that look as technically excellent as they actually perform. Kriega are one of the few brands that set high expectations then consistently 'over-deliver'. We've been using Kriega waist bags and their other technical 'cube' to hold and carry our most precious travel documents and critical papers. We now wouldn't trust anything less. highly recommended.
Since being launched in late 2000 Pivot Pegz® have undergone continual development and testing by some of the worlds best riders and the latest Mark 3 version is the best yet.
You get a mega wide 60mm platform, state-of-the-art grip pattern, unique platform design and spring loaded pivoting action. The pivoting action uses a high grade self-centering spring to regulate the motion of the peg. This all adds up to enhanced grip and load distribution combined with reduced impact and fatigue.
The Mark 3 Pivot Pegz are also designed to reduce mud packing. As for the quality, it’s world class, quite simply our aim is to build the best performing and highest quality production footpegs in the world.
For almost a decade our feet have been resting on a set of Pivotpegz, and that's a lot of miles. Past the long list of technical wizardry that goes into fabricating the pegz, these babies simply provide us better grip and a more comfortable riding experience than anything else we've tried. This is exactly why they were one of the first upgrades we made to our new (R1200GSA LC and F800GS) bikes.
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After serving eight Years in the Marine Corps, Jason Brooks decided to go in to business for himself. In its humble beginnings, the business didn't have a shop or a garage. All Motorcycle Repairs were completed on the road at the customer's house, by dragging tools to the repair site in an old Jeep Cherokee. Jason quickly made a name for himself as the only traveling Motorcycle Mechanic in Virginia. In early 2007, Jason moved operations to a shop built into his Town-house's garage and began to grow a strong customer base. His steadfast devotion to quality and customer service quickly made Brooks Cycle Center the most sought-after Motorcycle Shop in Virginia. Answering to the call of their customers, they continue to provide on-site service. Since the beginning, Brooks Cycle Center has been raising the bar for a new standard of Customer Service in the Motorcycle Service Industry. Today, they are Northern Virginia's premier Motorcycle Service Station with exceptionally high standards of quality, price, and customer service.
In 2016 Brooks Cycle Center joined the 2RTW team and is now the official supplier of our chain and sprocket kits used by Lisa on her F800GS Special. When we need replacements it's great to know that we have the service and reliability of Jason and his team on hand.
The Green Chile style can be best described as happy hardcore. We love adventure, it makes us happy. We play hard and we have an appreciation for well made, innovative gear. Our goal is to provide customers with a high quality product that can stand up to the harsh conditions and rigors of adventure.
We are not a big company and our prices may not be the lowest, but you can expect a great deal of value in every hand crafted product we produce. Experience Green Chile and you will experience the old school American quality that used to be the standard. We are doing our part to bring it back!
We rely on Green Chile straps to hold all our essential gear strapped to our bikes, no matter how rough the terrain or how cruel the climate. The tie-down system is awesome.
Hex Diagnostics are the world's premier manufacture of high-end diagnostics systems. We produce state-of-the-art diagnostic hardware and software for the world leading brand of vehicles such as Audi, BMW, BMW Motorrad.
Way back in 2004 after a chance meeting with Stephan Thiel, the driving force and owner of Hex Diagnostics, he began work on a new as yet unnamed diagnostic tool. Weeks later and just two days before we departed the deserts of Namibia, Steph handed us the first GS-911 BMW diagnostic tool. The first prototype was a circuit board, a collection of wires, an LED siliconed into a plastic coke bottle cap and an impossibly long antenna. All this a far cry from today pocket sized, wi-fi enabled wizardry. For anyone serious about riding a BMW Motorrad..."A GS-911 is as essential as your keys." This product is a must!
My name is Shawn Lupcho and I am the creator of Moto-Skiveez.
Moto-Skiveez evolved from the combined experience of over twenty years as a competitive cyclist and almost 35 years as an avid motorcyclist.
In creating Moto-Skiveez, I’ve enlisted the design expertise of the TMF research facility in Verona, Italy. TMF is renowned for the quality and innovation they’ve applied to creating bicycling pads. They have a research center inside the company for the purpose of developing original and innovative solutions to improve riding comfort and performance. TMF has been at the forefront of design for more than thirty years. thermal view of a body
Their proprietary process utilizes thermal imaging camera systems placed between the rider and the saddle to measure body temperature in the prostatic/perineal area. They also use computerized sensors that reveal pressure applied at the points of contact. This helps determine the correct type of material to be incorporated into the pad. Moto-Skiveez has employed this technology to create three unique pads, each targeted to a specific style of motorcycle riding.
Our Moto-Skiveez have become our go-to riding underwear. When you're riding as much as we do, excellent technical pieces of riding gear can make a word of difference. Do yourself a favour and grab a pair from your nearest stockist.
Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage has been made with Quality, Passion and Integrity since 1992.
Our story begins over 20 years ago and we continue to build highly functional, versatile motorcycle luggage used by motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.
Wolfman continues to be the most sought after motorcycle luggage on the market. Each piece features a built-in versatility that allows riders to carry exactly what they need in a way that suits their use, bike-type and personal style.
After years of rising with Touratech tank bags, we wanted to test and try out a different brand. So, when we picked up our new bikes (R1200GSA LC & F800GS) we knew that Wolfman tank bags were the way to go. We use our tank bags to carry all our camera gear. The internal water-proof membrane of the Wolfman's is a great addition and backs up what is a beautifully crafted and produced piece of luggage.
At Seat Concepts we pride ourselves in offering what we believe to be the best seat foam and cover products available for adventure and dual-sport motorcycles, at an affordable price.
Seat Concepts PRODUCTS are made and developed here in the U.S.A. by true motorcycle enthusiasts. We ride and race what we sell.
Seat Concepts dual-sport / adventure seat-kits incorporate a wider seating area for the rider, which results in a more even weight distribution, while reducing pressure points. Each individual seat model was specially designed to increase comfort without compromising ride-ability. The more aggressive the bike, the more aggressive our seat-kit.
At just 5ft 2", Lisa's 'tall' BMW Motorrad F800GS was going to need a very special seat in order to allow her to get her toes on the ground and yet still provide a comfortable riding position, that would deal with her often 12-hour riding days. Lisa installed the custom built Seat Concepts seat in early 2016 and hasn't looked back. It's stunningly crafted with attention to details and uses premium materials. Highly recommended.
Galfer USA employs some serious riders and racers-from local MX and desert experts, track day and canyon riders, family trail riders and even a couple of big V-twin cruisers hitting up highway 1 on the weekends. Of course, it all starts from the top with Giorgio, a former Moto Guzzi factory racer who currently rides a Suzuki DL1000 and still leaves most of us eating his dust...
Here at Galfer, we make it a point to be the first to get you the latest applications. Our relationships with top race teams and the OEM manufacturers allow us to get our hands on the newest bikes before the public does, so we can make sure that our replacement pads, lines and rotors bolt up perfectly. We are constantly developing new brake pad compounds, better ways to route your brake lines and developing our patented Wave® rotor technology so that you, the end consumer, has brake products from us that are truly state of the art. Feel free to call us, as our knowledgeable and courteous staff is here to help you with all of your brake performance questions.
After years of perfect braking with Galfer pads and rotors attached to our origianl R1100GS and F650GS, we knew that the same pads and unique wave rotors needed to be installed on our new bikes. These are easily the best braking products we've used. With great feedback and a smooth and powerful application Galfer are as good as it gets.
Clearwater Company has been offering award winning customer service, well-engineered products and outstanding product support for over 20 years.
Our products are manufactured in our Northern California facility and shipped all over the world.
Clearwater Lights are compact, easy to mount and simple to install. In order to maximize the full potential of HPLEDs, Clearwater uses advanced microprocessor controlled circuits to keep light output constant at a wide range of voltages. Because we use programmable circuits to control the power, we can even remotely adjust brightness!
Our Clearwater Lights provide an incredible retina scarring light output with an insanely low draw on our bikes batteries. They intergrate seemlessly with our new bikes wiring and software and look OEM. Without a doubt these are the highest performing lights we've used on any motorcycle we've owned.
We are the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America. A group of 32,000 BMW motorcycle enthusiasts who started with the same spark for motorcycling that you did. Our history dates back over 40 years to five friends who formed a motorcycle club to stay in touch with each other.
Today, we are a network of riders across all 50 United States and ten Canadian provinces. We have members on all seven continents and it isn't possible to ride without finding a friendly face.
Come join the adventure. Membership is only $40 per year and a complimentary trial membership is available. Joining online is easy and our membership team is available to help.
We are proud memebers of the BMW MOA and have regualry benefited from the long list of member services. So, grab your bike keys, become a member and enjoy all the benefits from one of the world's largest motorcycle families.
Weego is a personification of who we are as a company. Our aims and values center on providing high-quality and affordable power to your entire family. From moms to mechanics, from ATVs to boats, from cell phones to tablets – we have a charge for everyone and everything. Weego where you go, when you need us, wherever you need us. Our lab-tested products are built with quality at the forefront – Weego to great lengths to create a trustworthy brand on which you and your family can rely. We’re constantly working to make sure you have the power you need, all the time –here, there, everywhere.
With battery technology advancing in leaps and bounds the Weego J6 we use daily is a leader in the field of portable power. We've jump started stranded riders and use our Weego to power up all our USB devices on a nightly basis. This is essential kit.
Adventure Designs is family owned and operated in Northern California by brothers who are passionate about adventure motorcycle riding. We got into the business because we love to ride and design innovate parts. We want to earn your trust and help provide you with quality products that are built to perform and last. Everything we sell has been carefully tested and approved. If we don't use it, then we don't sell it. We painstaking test the many options on the market and only sell and recommend what we feel are the top one or two products in a category. Quality, function, durability, country of origin, and aesthetics are all carefully considered when we test and approve a product. Buy with confidence that when you purchase a quality product from Adventure Designs, it is going to perform and we and our partners will back it up. We work hard to earn your satisfaction, if an issue arises with a product you purchase from us, we will do our best to help solve the issue. In addition, we are committed to supporting USA jobs. Whenever possible, we manufacture and purchase products that are made in the USA. Several of our products are proudly made locally in Northern California in and near our shop. Thank you for stopping by our website and we look forward to earning the privilege of being your trusted source for motorcycle products.
Fasst Company began with a mission to create products that serve a true purpose; that key element still remains as we create handmade motorcycle & ATV products to provide you with a better day riding.
Each one of us is here to help you get the most out of your products through top-level customer support. Call our team at (877) 306-1801 or email us for questions, support or setup tips.
We were introdued to Fasst Company back in late 2015 by BMW Motorcycles of Riverside who built our new bikes. We'd been looking for a strong replacement for the stock OEM BMW handlebars, which although good, have too much of an angled sweep-back (19o) for Lisa and I. The Flexx Bars by Fasst Company could be produced with a perfect 12o and came with buit in vibration reduction. The bars really have to be felt to be believed. The design and materials are top-draw and they perform brilliantly, making tough off-road rides more contrable and long saddle days less tiring.. These bars are make the GS feel like it was always meant to. Better handling, better rider position and improved comfort, that's one hell of a list of improvements. Highly recommend.