vibration in bars


New Member
Oct 4, 2019
Hello I purchased a new Super Tenure end of last year have been riding it a bit this spring and find the vibration in the bars really strong, I am coming from a VMAX 1700 which was very smooth so I may be spoiled but is there anyway to reduce the vibration, I constantly have to put cruise on and rest my hands or they go numb from the vibrations. Other than that I love the bike.


Well-Known Member
Jan 27, 2015
That’s odd, the only time I’ve noticed vibs in the bars is when I had low psi in the front tire which was a TKC80.
More info needed like mileage and year model but I’m sure you’ve come to the right place.


Active Member
Aug 10, 2014
Bedford, UK
I think yours is a 2019 ES, with a low mileage, but we still don't know your domicile or any detail about modifications, tyres etc. which always helps when it comes to trying to analyse an issue from afar.

Given the age of the bike, I would have thought it best to consult you dealer, if they are open in these strange times. Get them to check for codes too, which will need an OBD reader for a 2019. My 2014 ES runs pretty smoothly once the revs pick up, but if it didn't I would be thinking about throttle body balance - however that shouldn't be the case with a nearly new bike.

Dare I say, sometimes when we hear this issue mentioned, it can be down to the rider themselves. Maybe they grip too hard, or wear thin gloves. Some riders who are particularly sensitised to vibes, often due to old industrial/military injuries, may find 'grip puppies' helpful. They soften the feel & increase the effective grip diameter.