Sportster Reach Handlebar

Part Number 56021-04B


Finish / Color: Chrome



This chrome handlebar is designed to bring the controls closer to the rider for increased comfort. Especially helpful for shorter riders or for riders who prefer a close-to-the-bar riding position.

  • Chrome finish
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Installation of some handlebars and risers may require a change in clutch and/or throttle cable and brake lines for some models. Handlebar height is regulated in many locations. Check local laws to ensure your motorcycle meets applicable regulations.

  • Material Content

  • Material Diameter

    1.0 Inch
  • Tip-to-Tip

    31.0 Inch
  • Base Width

    8.75 Inch
  • Knurl Center-to-Center

    6.0 Inch
  • Rise

    6.0 Inch
  • Pullback

    5.75 Inch
  • Warranty

    1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    Handlebar only
  • Sold Separately

    Additional installation components
Sportster Reach Handlebar is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Much of an Improvement to Stock Handlebars I ride a 2017 1200 custom with forward controls. The stock handlebars were uncomfortable so I bought a pair of these. The good news is that that handlebars have a wider spread which I prefer, but I was very disappointed that after all the investment the new handlebars didn't seem to allow me to ride more comfortably at all and with the stock forward controls I still feel like I am too hunched over when I ride because the handlebars, even at the furthest setting, force me to lean forward. The reason I don't recommend them is that you can't just buy the handlebars, you have to also replace the cables. It's a lot of money and work for a product that is a VERY small improvement over the stock handlebars.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Physics Wins Every Time I've owned eight motorcycles, including four Harleys. Without a doubt, the stock handlebars on my 2015 Sportster Custom were the most uncomfortable of any of the motorcycles that I've owned. For my size (5'7" tall, about 29'' - 30" inseam), the reach was too far forward and too far downward. My wrists ached after a 20 mile ride. I needed to do something to improve the comfort or the bike would be history. Unfortunately, the choices--or should I say choice---are very limited for the 2015 Sportster Custom. Because of the shape of the stock riser and integral speedometer housing, Harley offers only one solution to increase the rise and pull-back: the Sportster Reach Handlebar. A more drastic alternative would be to remove the stock riser and speedometer housing altogether and to replace with parts from another Sportster Model. I didn't want to go that route. So I researched the Sportster Reach Handlebar. After I studied the dimensions and compared same to the stock handlebar, I concluded that they would be useless. They may have a couple of more inches of rise and pullback, but they also are a couple of inches wider than the stock handlebar. Remember Pythagoras's theorem: A squared + B squared equals C squared. Here, A and B are my arms, and C is the width of the handlebar. Any gain due to the increased rise and pullback would be offset by the increased width. "Not so," I was assured by my local H-D parts person. So I bit. I paid for and had the dealer install the Sportster Reach Handlebar. I've ridden my 2015 Sportster Custom more than a dozen times since then, and added about a thousand miles (mostly highway, but some local). Conclusion: The handlebar did improve my reach, but barely. From being intolerable, it is now "only" very uncomfortable. I can now endure a 50 miles ride without aching wrists, provided that I don't mind riding in a splayed position. Beyond that, I'll take my car. Like I said, physics wins every time. I cannot understand how Harley can advertise this handlebar as an improvement on the stock handlebar.. Maybe Harley named the handlebar Reach because that's literally what you have to do to put your hands on the grips. Surely Harley can come up with a more suitable solution to the stock handlebar. A longer stock riser, a shim to insert under the stock riser, or a "Reach" handlebar that maintains the width of the stock handlebar among them. Some might be inclined to say that I should have test ridden the bike to "make sure it fit" before I bought it. But I think I'm in good company. The ample supply of after-market risers and handlebars for other motorcycles is a testament to the frequency with which bikers change their handlebars. It makes it even more regretable that Harley has all but ignored this market for owners of the 2015 Sportster Custom.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from know your bike better than you think you do. I bought this with the intent of changing some things more than just the bars. But before I checked out I made sure they would fit. And of course the hd website said it would.. o wait they didn't if I spent 400 on a new cable system then they'll fit hd website forgot to mention that. So I lost out on about 30 sending them back. Its a little my fault thinking hd would havr they're stuff together.
Date published: 2014-08-14
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What is the difference in rise and reach between the stock 2012 1200C handle bars, and the 56021-04B bars?

Asked by: RickD

Will I require longer cables and lines with this handlebar on my 2009 XL883C Sportster?

If so, could you give me the part numbers I would need to order.
Asked by: wendal09
Probably. I tried to install the Sportster Reach Handlebar on my 2011 1200 Sportster. The clutch cable was too short, even routed outside the triple tree. Also the hydraulic brake line was way too short. Only the throttle cables were long enough. It looks like the electrical wires to the controls can be re-routed/stretched to reach the wider grip position.
Answered by: NorCalRider
Date published: 2017-03-23

Will existing stock brake/clutch/throttle cables work with handlebar 56021-04B?

Asked by: Ken47

what is the difference in rise and pullback over the stock bars of a 2013 xl1200c? How much closer will they bring the controls? thanks

Asked by: 13HDcustom
Hi 13HDcustom, The 56021-04B has 2.25" more rise and 1" more pullback compared to the stock handlebar (55840-04A). This info can be seen in the Parts and Accessories catalog on page 571. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Wisco832
Date published: 2017-03-23

2005 Sportster Custom 1200 Flat Handlebar

I'm looking for a flat handlebar for my 2005 HD Sportster 1200 custom. Is it possible to buy a flat chrome handlebar for this model motorcycle from HD Store or do you recommend checking with a online motorcycle supply company? If I remove the existing handlebar and swap with a flat handlebar, do I need to add additional components or accessories? What is the size (inch) handlebar that comes standard on the 2005 HD Sportster Custom 1200? Anthony
Asked by: Anthony
Hey Anthony! The Sportster Reach Handlebar is the only notable "flat" bar H-D carries for a 2005 XL 1200C. When installing new handlebars and risers there may be a need to change the clutch and/or throttle and brake line depending on the model. Check with your local dealer for additional information! Hope this helps!
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-04-04
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