I recently came across a CB500F at my local bike shop* that looked especially sharp... When reading the details, they said the bars have been "flipped over". And yes, on closer inspection, that is the case:
I haven't adjusted my handlebars (outside of the windscreen install) because the overall ergonomics on my CB300F as-is are OK, but my nagging complaint with the bike is that I'm too upright
during slogs on the highway / spirited riding.** It's great when navigating the city streets at low speed, but I tend to have to consciously tuck down at higher speeds and when cornering. And it feels somewhat unnatural, like I should be more tucked but the bike is like "huh, why? I'm just a starter steed!"
For those who haven't followed along***, I'm pretty set on a Suzuki SV650X with the clip-ons for a next mount, for the slightly more aggressive tuck, V-twin, and all that jazz. In the interim, I'm thinking about options for the CB300F for a slightly more tucked-in posture. But I'm not wholly set on spending more $$$ on the 300 (see my previous thread about rearsets... ). Tonight doing various internet searches, I'm coming up with a lot of irrelevant results. So: what are your collective thoughts on this (admittedly cheapskate) mod? I'll play around with the available adjustment with the bars right-side up and get back to you all, but I have an itch to try this out... Probably just a late night, inebriated itch, but nonetheless...
* (still get a kick out of that, since I still relate LBS as slang for local bicycle
** (I can, of course, tuck down when thinking about it / my cornering posture that I'm working on.)
*** (I think we're all friends here.. You're probably aware)