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Handlebar Height US Bike laws

SubjectInfoLocation
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Alabama, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Alaska, US
Handlebar Height (Road) 28-964C. Handlebars such that the hands of the operator are not above the operator's shoulder height when the operator is sitting astride the seat and the operator's hands are on the handlebar grips. Arizona, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions Arkansas, US
Handlebar Height (Road) A person shall not drive a two-wheel motorcycle that is equipped with handlebars so positioned that the hands of the driver, when upon the grips, are more than six inches above his or her shoulder height when sitting astride the seat.
California, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions Colorado, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Height of operator's shoulders. Connecticut, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Delaware, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No higher than top of shoulders of the operator when seated upon the motorcycle. Florida, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Georgia, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Hawaii, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions Idaho, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handgrips below shoulder height Illinois, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Indiana, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions.
Effective April 13, 1998 - Chapter 1075 & Chapter 1178 ยง3.
Iowa, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No restrictions. Kansas, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions Kentucky, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Louisiana, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handgrips below shoulder height Maine, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Maryland, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Massachusetts, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Michigan, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions. Minnesota, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 10" above fasten point - Required by inspection regulations Mississippi, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat - Required by inspection regulations Missouri, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions Montana, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above fasten point Nebraska, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handgrips below shoulder height Nevada, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handle bar grips cannot be higher than the shoulder level of the driver when in the seat or saddle. New Hampshire, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handgrips below shoulder height New Jersey, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions New Mexico, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handle bars or grips cannot be more than the height of the operator's shoulders. New York, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions North Carolina, US
Handlebar Height (Road) SECTION 1. AMENDMENT. Subsection 5 of section 39-27-06 of the North Dakota Century Code is amended and reenacted as follows:
5. Handlebars must be of sturdy construction, adequate in size to provide proper leverage for steering, and capable of withstanding a minimum force of one hundred pounds {45.36 kilograms} applied to each handgrip in any direction. Handlebar grips may not be located above the shoulder height of the seated operator and must be capable of vertical adjustment. The handlebars must provide a minimum of eighteen inches {45.72 centimeters} between grip after final assembly.
North Dakota, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Ohio, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No higher than eye level of the operator Oklahoma, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions Oregon, US
Handlebar Height (Road) PA Motor Vehicle Code, Section 175.145 (d) Handlebars - The handlebars or grips may not be higher than the operator's shoulder level when the operator is properly seated upon the motorcycle. Pennsylvania, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Rhode Island, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No restrictions South Carolina, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handgrips below shoulder height South Dakota, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No restriction - (Effective July 1, 2005) Tennessee, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat - Required by inspection regulations - Texas Department of Public Safety
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Texas, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handgrips below shoulder height - Maximum of 15" above seat - Required by inspection regulations Utah, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat Vermont, US
Handlebar Height (Road) No Restrictions Virginia, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 30" above seat Washington, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat West Virginia, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 30" above seat Wisconsin, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Handgrips below shoulder height Wyoming, US
Handlebar Height (Road) Maximum of 15" above seat - Required by inspection regulations District of Columbia, US
source: American Motorcycle Association.