Renthal got its name from the combination of the founders' names - Andrew Renshaw and Henry Rosenthal - who, in 1969, made the company's first handlebars based upon a prototype Rosenthal used for his trials bike made out of H14 aircraft aluminum. The aluminum handlebars fared well against the steel bars they replaced. Thus, a small scale aluminum handlebar production began. By 1975, demand was so heavy Renthal grew into full production mode.
Renthal made its name in the motocross industry by building championships. Renthal products so far have won more than 150 World Titles and more than 130 US Titles and in 2004 their handlebars made motocross history. Renthal supplied the first aluminum 7/8-inch handlebar as an OEM product for a Japanese off-road motorcycle. Honda's decision to make Renthal its supplier also marked the first time that aluminum 7/8-inch handlebars were fitted to a motocross bike.
In 2005, Yamaha fitted Renthal handlebars to several models. In 2010, Renthal handlebars steered Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and KTM performance motocross motorcycle models. Renthal’s innovation also includes adjustable clip-on handlebars.
Renthal Handlebars at MotoSport
MotoSport carries three types of Renthal handlebars: the 1-1/8 inch oversized Fat Bar; the 1-1/8 inch oversized Twinwall; and the standard 7/8 inch. Renthal constructs their bars with 7010 T6 aluminum, a specially developed alloy the company has exclusive rights to. Each bar is available in several colors and in numerous signature styles like Carmichael, Stewart and McGrath.
If you're looking to upgrade or replace a broken handlebar look no further than MotoSport and Renthal. If you need help deciding on the right bar for your bike and riding style please give us a call on our toll free line 866-677-7338 or chat with an expert.
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