Definition of handlebar
: a straight or bent bar with a handle at each end; specifically : one used to steer a bicycle or similar vehicle —usually used in plural
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Tracker handlebars and foot pegs moved closer to the rider, result in a more aggressive riding position, according to Indian.
The handlebars and foot pegs are closer to the rider, Indian said, than on the Scout.
There are three to choose from—Eco, Sport, and Turbo—which can be adjusted by a lever on the right handlebar.
Models on display run the gamut from high-rise handlebar Stingrays to banana-seat Krates.
Another stroke effect is a problem with balance, which puts him behind the handlebars of a walker for anything more than a few steps.
Chi put the closed hand on Jude and showed him how to wrap it around the right handlebar of an orange-and-black scooter.
However, security footage later recovered from a nearby apartment building appears to show that the cyclist held his line but the driver clipped his handlebars, causing the cyclist to fall under the vehicle's wheels.
Once linked to an Avatar, guests, eight to a room, straddle motorcycle-like vehicles, lean forward to grip handlebars, and experience gentle restraints pressing from behind.
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: a straight or bent bar with a handle at each end that is used to steer a bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
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