Handlebar risers

I get asked all the time if you can raise the clip on handlebars on sportsbikes. The answer is usually no. The reason for this is simple. If the bars are mounted below the bottom yoke then there is nowhere to raise them. This doesnt mean you cant have higher bars though and with products like the LSL Superbike bar conversions, LSL Match Bars and the Gilles Variobar with riser.
Now these options are not cheap but given the comfort problems some riders have with sports bikes these options can be the difference between enjoying owning one or having to sell it.
For bikes fitted with conventional handlebars like Bandits and Hornets it is an easier task. Using a specially designed spacer between the bar and clamp can allow the bars to be raised by 20mm, 30mm or even 50mm if you can free up anough cable and hose to cope with it when the bike goes from lock to lock. Always check this before you decide to install them to avoid a potentially dangerous riding situation.
MCRR have been improving rider comfort for many years and have lots of experience in this field.

Higher bars for Yamaha R1

The 2006-2008 model R1 is not the most comfortable bike ever built thats for sure and altough it is a sports bike and a great track tool, for most owners it is important that you can ride one for more than half an hour without ending up in pain. Gilles make a fantastic product called Variobar. The ability to adjust the angle of the bars or even raise them higher than stock can fix the problem for most people. The Variobar for the 06-08 R1 is in fact 25mm higher than the stock. Some bikes you can fit an extra riser to the variobar but only of the fairing shape or fuel tank allows enough space to cope.