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I like this bike but would enjoy a more forward lean, aggressive ride. From my initial research it seems like there is no kit that fits this bike. Is there anyone who has gone through aftermarket clip ons with the 2018 Gladius? I ask because I fear they would compromise the break cable.
 

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Almost limitless options. Drag bars, ape hangers, superbike bars, clubman bars, clip-ons - 7/8" 1 1'8" fat bar. Don't know what a break cable is, if you're talking about the front brake hose, can get a bit creative with routing, get longer or shorter. There's locating pins on the handlebar controls, options on how to deal with that challenge, drill new bars, go pinless use electrical tape or skateboard grip tape. A 20mm change in handlebar height is noticeable and can be easily accomplished, find the stock bar rise & pullback, then compare to aftermarket, Bikemaster brand handlebars are readily available for a low cost, Renthal/Rizoma/ProTaper are lighter weight and cost more. Clip-ons - cheap Chinese junk or Woodcraft for quality.
 

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Been through four different bars in two years trying to find "a more forward lean, aggressive ride" like you mentioned above. I've settled on a 2018 Kawasaki Z400 bar, it's perfect!
 
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