BOISE, IDAHO - Hammerhead Designs has created a lineup of shift levers and rear brake pedals that can be adjusted to fit a rider's boot size or personal preference.
Machined from 6061 T6 aluminum, the levers and brakes each have a different set up that allows it to be customized. For the shifter there are multiple shift tips, each with different offset lengths. There are six different sizes in the rubber boot finish and five sizes for the knurled model. The brake levers can be outfitted with multiple different tips, including models in aluminum and titanium and a rotating tip that mount on a Hammerhead or an OEM brake lever.
"We compare what we do with our shifters and brakes with what you can do with a new where you can adjust the seat and the controls," says John Clark, Hammerhead's owner. With these products, you can adjust the controls to suit you rather than having to change your riding stance or position, he adds.
Also in the company's lineup are its CNC-machined 6061 T6 aluminum throttle tubes. Rather than the knurled surface that is often the standard, these tubes have recessed grooves cut around the diameter of the tube that keeps grips held tightly. There's even three recessed safety wire channels that allows the wire to sink into the grip's rubber.
To take the guesswork out of adjusting axle blocks, Hammerhead has blocks that feature a number design system that helps with aligning the rear wheel.
In the coming months, Hammerhead will be launching a lineup of products for the street and adventure touring markets. For sportbikes, it's starting with shifters and brake pedals for the Ducati Hypermotard. The pieces are designed to bolt onto the stock mount and will be priced very closed to the OEM replacement part.
Posted by Dennis Johnson