The Birth of a New Standard
Eighteen years ago Easton altered the face of motorcycle performance when we designed and engineered the sport’s first aluminum TaperWall™ oversized handlebar. Simply put, there was no other handlebar like it. With the introduction of the oversized 1 1/8" TaperWall™ handlebar, riders of all skill levels discovered a new performance advantage in this critical part of a motorcycle’s anatomy.
While Easton’s original handlebar has capably aged in the interim, off-road motorcycle technology, like the sport itself, has greatly evolved. The GOAT has come and gone. Four strokes now rule the day. For Easton engineers, the time spent with the original design has been like an eternity. Watching from the sidelines at the Big A, cruising through the pits at Glen Helen, and watching in disbelief at the X-Games, our engineers knew it was time for a change. So back to the drawing board they went.
The mission: to create a new standard by designing not just the world’s best handlebar, but the world’s best handlebar system.
And so Easton EXP™ was born. Just as it is with every product that bears our name; the EXP System’s formula for success lies in Easton’s history of proven engineering and performance. What is Easton EXP? It’s a simple equation; Engineering times Performance. That’s the formula for the latest breakthrough in motor sport technology. We utilized not only 85 years of expertise as one of the world’s leading high performance manufacturers, but also all the latest in two-wheeled performance requirements.
Easton EXP - good enough for Easton engineers. Good enough for the Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy racing team. Good enough for Matt Rebaud. Best of all, the Easton EXP is good enough to be the only handlebar on the market to offer a limited lifetime guaranty.
How stiff is just right?
Stiff enough to resist bending or bouncing under load, and stiff enough to enhance control - no more. Our unique combination of ideal size, unique materials, engineered shapes, and integrated system-based approach to this bar improves the ride, while providing durability up to 4x that of our competition!
What is Intelligent Flex?
Easton pioneered the concept of Intelligent Flex whereby durability is designed into the product without adding excess material or weight. Intelligent Flex is key to the Easton EXP proven level of high performance comfort. The handlebars feel firm to help maintain control through fast whoop sections and rutted turns while offering enhanced damping qualities.
How does it ride?
At the end of the day all of that engineering and design expertise is only worth talking about if it leads to a single conclusion - a better ride. From the new eight bolt Top Lock™ clamps to the Intelligent Flex of the EA70 material, Easton’s new EXP System delivers a ride no less inspiring than when we first changed the sport with the original ProTaper™ bar.
How do they hold up?
Following the successful results of both laboratory and on the track testing, Easton engineers have come away with enough faith in both the performance and durability of the EXP to offer an unprecedented limited lifetime warranty.