Ape Hanger Handlebars on This Motorcycle Are Ridiculous, Awesome

A Jalopnik reader sent in this photo of a custom motorcycle with dangerously high ape hanger handlebars:

The high handlebars — "ape hangers" in chopper speak — rank among the tallest in the world, and far exceed the 15-inch height above the seat allowed by Missouri state law. We'd guess the tassels are there for both fashion and safety; they give the bike that backstage-at-Altamont vibe and can be used as grips when the rider inevitably loses control after all the blood drains from his arms.


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I've seen this guy before. I think it was last summer, he was in the lane next to me. I had a convertible at the time and I could barely hear myself think it was so loud. I can't figure out how he could possibly maneuver that thing. At least his armpits are always aired out :)
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