If you're looking to upgrade your dirt bike handlebars, a set of Tapered Fat Bars could certainly be a go-to option for you. First things first, if you're not very familiar with handlebars and what they offer or how they differ, we highly recommend you check out our MXstore Motorbike Handlebars Guide for all the information you might need when it comes to making your decision. You'd be surprised at what you might not know about handlebars and how they can improve your riding performance, so definitely take some time to check it out. Now, back to the matter at hand - Tapered Fat Bars, or as some people refer to them, 1-1/8" Handlebars. Same thing, different name, but whatever you want to call these beauties, there's no doubting how good they are.

The Tapered Fat Bars refer to a handlebar that starts as a 1-1/8" thick handlebar in the centre of the bars, where they mount to your bar mounts or your triple clamp. They then taper out to your usual 7/8" thickness on either end where you'll put your grips on. The key to the Fat Bars is the thick, and extremely strong, middle of the handlebars. Maintaining that solid, strong hold in the middle of the controls of your dirt bike is going to (usually) make for a better time when you're riding, and especially if you have a get off. The Fat Bars are much less likely to cop any serious damage than your usual 7/8" bars, so that's something you might want to keep in mind. Of course, we're not saying that the Fat Bars are a better handlebar than our other options, as this can often come down to personal preference and feel on the dirt bike. But if you're chasing a handlebar that offers some solid resistance and can hold its own if you hit the deck, these might be your best option.

As with all orders at MXstore, spend over $20 on any Tapered Fat Bars (which is all of them) and you'll score yourself free standard shipping to absolutely anywhere in Australia, so you don't have to worry about getting slammed with any excessive freight charges. You guys take care of us, and we try our best to take care of you. We've even put together this little how-to video on installing your new set up when you grab some new handlebars, so be sure to give it a watch and pick up some handy tips along the way.