How did sissy bars get their name? Posted on 03 Sep 16:52 , 0 comments

The sissy bar story:

A sissy bar, also called a "sister bar,"  is a passenger backrest. The sissy bar is an addition to the back of your motorcycle that allows the rider or passenger to recline against it while riding. Usually attached to the rear fender struts, they can come with or without leather pads, and can also be used as a support for helmets, backpacks and other gear. Inspired by its motorcycle counterpart, a smaller version of the sissy bar was a common feature on 1960s- and 70s-era wheelie bikes, such as the Schwinn Sting-Ray and the Raleigh Chopper. This extended backrest, which attached to the rear of the bike's banana seat, gave a passenger something to lean back on and hold on to besides the rider doing the pedaling.  For cruiser-style motorcycles they are usually affixed to the rear fender struts, and are typically made of chrome-plated steel with a foam padded seatback for comfort. A backrest for a touring motorcycle is often shorter and less elaborate and may be built into a top box.

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