Get a Grip on RIVA Pro-Rider Handle Bars


Ever had a pair of shoes that fit you perfectly? It turns out that proper foot support effects posture, vertebrae pressure and even mental acuity. When the science of ergonomics really started to take off in the early 1980s, many discovered that hand positioning had a similar effect.

Now, we’re not saying that purchasing RIVA Racing’s new Pro-Rider Handlebars will make you smarter, but you will be showing some serious intelligence in doing so. But first, let’s get one thing straight: these are not some blank labeled repops. These bars are crafted specifically for RIVA, made from a lightweight T6 aluminum alloy that offers both durability and the right amount of flex.

This was done to give the Pro-Rider handlebars superior vibration dampening over competitor’s aftermarket replacement bars. RIVA Racing President Dave Bamdas stated, “We wanted to introduce a high quality handlebar for the PWC industry; a premium product built to RIVA’s meticulous specifications.”

In fact, the angle, width and design of these bars came after fielding a significant amount of feedback from RIVA Support Racers and riders, designed for the utmost in performance, balance and rider comfort and input. And every Pro-Rider handlebar has been shot peened and anodized in one of two colors – black or silver finish. And all bars feature a lazer-etched “RIVA Racing” logo.

All runabout bars feature lazer-etched degree indicator markings for precise positioning. There are currently five different bends, three for runabouts and two for standups; for runabouts, available bends are 32-inch, 29-inch, and a 33-inch bar for Sea-Doos equipped with iControl using RIVA’s steering system. For standups, RIVA’s Pro-Rider Series are available in either 0-degree or 4-degree bends.

And each of the Pro-Rider series handlebars come with smooth, tapered ends that are flush-knurled so you can use any OE and aftermarket handgrips without cutting or tearing the rubber. The crossbars are all CNC-machined cold-forged aluminum with stainless steel hardware. A high-impact foam pad with an official RIVA Racing pad cover tops it off.


And you can bet that RIVA’s had these bad boys in the hands of all their RIVA-supported racers; both Aswar brothers prefer the narrower 29-inch Pro-Rider bars, Brian Baldwin and Abdullah Al-Fahdel opting for the wider 32-inch bars, and Erminio “Mr. Sunshine” Iantosca (shown above) loves the 33-inch iControl bars on his Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 Pro Open class runabout.

All RIVA Racing Pro-Rider Handlebar series bars are available for $74.95 and can be purchased at today.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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