Unlike traditional carbon fiber fabric, unidirectional carbon fiber is unwoven. Its fibers run parallel to one another in a single direction. This allows the fibers to lay completely flat with no gaps between them. These densely concentrated fibers provide unidirectional carbon fiber with maximum longitudinal tensile strength—typically twice that of a traditional carbon fiber weave.
ProTaper® ACF Handlebars use a revolutionary unidirectional carbon fiber core system to reinforce the aluminum tubing. The added strength allows the aluminum tubing wall thickness to be safely reduced in key areas, greatly decreasing weight and producing unrivaled impact-absorbing flex.
The four-stroke era has pushed motocross technology forward at an unprecedented pace. As a result, handlebars are quickly becoming crowded with hydraulic clutches, ignition mapping switches, electric starters, and more. With their innovative Control+ design, ProTaper® ACF Handlebars are the first to address this growing concern. Control+ features 220 millimeters of control space—up to 40 millimeters more than conventional 1⅛" handlebar designs.
Since 1991, ProTaper has lead the way in premium control
components. We pride ourselves on providing an exciting, innovative, and
complete product line to fulfill the needs of professional racers and weekend riders alike. Through revolutionary ideas like the oversized 1⅛" handlebar and the Micro Handlebar Kit—the only control system purpose-built for youth riders—ProTaper continues to push the limits and transform how we experience riding our motorcycles.