Products 20 Sep 2013

Reviewed: Tag Metals T2 handlebars

We put this functional and good-looking handlebar through its paces on our Project Moto 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250.

C&R Imports were kind enough to provide MotoOnline.com.au with our very own set of Tag Metals T2 handlebars for our Project Moto 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250.

Read on to hear our verdict after spending countless laps spent behind the T2 handlebars.

Looks, quality construction, convenient features and functionality make the Tag Metals T2 'bars a winner.

Looks, quality construction, convenient features and functionality make the Tag Metals T2 ‘bars a winner.

Technical Information

The Tag Metals T2 handlebar features a tapered outer wall that transitions from a 1 1/8” diameter to a 7/8” diameter for use with standard size grips and controls. The ‘bar is cold forged from aircraft-quality 7049 T6 aluminum for greater strength.

The Tag Metals T2 handlebar is also shot peened and anodized for increased durability. A knurled grip and clamp area is also featured to resist slippage. Each Tag Metals T2 handlebar comes complete with a vinyl-covered bar pad and plugged ‘bar ends from the factory.

Positives


My only request was a low handlebar with a generous amount of sweep, and the guys at C&R Imports definitely provided us with that. Taking delivery of the Tag Metals T2 ‘CR Low’ handlebar I instantly knew I would be a fan of this product.

No matter what bike I’m riding, I will always be asking for a lower bend of ‘bar, it’s just something I prefer. So in my case the T2 ‘CR Low’ bend is perfect for me. It also has a good amount of sweep, nothing too crazy, but it’s definitely a comfortable amount.

Being black anodized they obviously look great. I’m also a huge fan of the crisp white branding on the ‘bars. Another great feature on the T2 handlebar is the pre-plugged ‘bar ends – pure convenience.

I didn’t have to go searching for ‘bar ends, I just pulled the product out of the box and installed them along with my Tag Slim Grips (click here for our review on those grips). Thanks to Tag’s forward thinking I was back in action in no time.

As I mentioned, the ‘CR Low’ bend is perfect for me. Cornering the bike was much easier for me as I felt like I could get up and on top of the bike more. This is something that provides me with more front-end feel and a huge boost in confidence. As we all know, more confidence equals more speed!

The Tag Metals T2 handlebars are put through their paces on the Project Moto 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250.

The Tag Metals T2 handlebars are put through their paces on the Project Moto 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250.

Negatives

I have not one negative comment about the Tag Metals T2 handlebar. It really does tick all of the boxes for me, it’s a definite winner in my book.

Verdict

Straight out of the box the Tag Metals T2 handlebar comes equipped with everything you need – great looks, quality material, convenient features and all-round impressive functionality. Coming in at a recommended retail price of $129.95, I can assure you that it will be money well spent. Be sure to check out www.candr.com.au for more information and stockist listings.

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