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Georgia Handlebar Height Law Could Affect Dealers

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Rep. Jon Yates (R. Griffin) has introduced HB166 to repeal the maximum handlebar height on motorcycles, as well as allow for motorcyclists to safely and legally proceed through traffic lights that do not recognize the motorcycle.   The bill is currently stalled in the House Public Safety Committee due to opposition by the Insurance lobby. Since Harley-Davidson, and a few other manufacturers currently produce stock motorcycles with handlebars that do not meet the requirements, dealerships around the state are concerned about the economic and liability impact should this restriction remain in effect. Joey Brush, legislative lobbyist for ABATE of Georgia has asked all dealers who could be impacted to contact the leadership in the House of Representatives asking for their support to repeal this old law, that has no basis for motorcycle safety; causes liability concerns for the dealer and manufacturer and has very real economic impact should the manufacturers decide to stop allowing their motorcycles to be marketing in Georgia.


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  • michael on

    Yes there should be a limit. The pic above should be about the limit. But it should not be the height from ground but should be the height from the mount to the top of the grips. U can not tell me that having bars 2.5 feet above ur head is not a riding hazard.

  • Colby Butler on

    They should because too tall of ape hangers are a problem. That bike in the pic in my opinion looks terrible.

  • Craig Waddington on

    Good luck guys we (ABATE) recently got our handlebar repealed in South Dakota

  • Eddie Benden on

    One of the reasons that other states have repealed this inane law could be that their police bikes didn’t comply.

  • Adam on

    I hope this goes thru, but I have no hope it will pass. Joey Brush is a pathetic excuse for a human and doesn’t care enough about anyone outside his own skin to help us with our issues. Abate needs to get a better person to represent our needs in Georgia.

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