The Classic Sissy Bar Reinvented By Burly Brand

Burlysissybar1Burlysissybar2Burlysissybar3It was also called the “sister bar”, the “stick shift” or the “passenger backrest.” The sissy bar was just waiting for a triumphant return as the “necessary” accessory to offer back support to your traveling lady or as the anchor point for your helmet(s), backpack, sleeping bag, blanket, camping gear, etc… And I must say that the brand new version of the sissy bar offered by Burly Brand is quite cool looking by itself, even when you have nobody to transport and nothing to carry.

Burlysissybar4The Burly sissy bar is a one-piece construction eschewing the ugly square tubes-complex mounts-tacky studded backrests, for a simple and classic look that mounts up in 20 minutes without cheapening up your bike. TIG welded here in the good old USA, Burly is building their Sissy Bar in a short as well as a tall version that includes a compact pad.

One piece sissy bar mounts to outside of fender rails for simple install and removal and includes the hardware to do it right. Black powder coated and available for 2004 – 2014 Sportster applications with more on the way. Check out the Burly Brand Website or contact your local dealer to get yours.

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28 Responses to “The Classic Sissy Bar Reinvented By Burly Brand”


  1. 1 Gary Princeton Feb 18th, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Very clean. Funny how forgotten accessories turn to be cool again. All Sportster riders need one or you will lose her…

  2. 2 Shifter Feb 18th, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Need to do it for all Softails.

  3. 3 Bruce Reynard Feb 18th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    A girlfriend, a sissy bar and a blanket. All what you need on the road.

  4. 4 Brea Feb 18th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Nice to see that the riding lady was not forgotten in this picture.

  5. 5 Greeko Feb 18th, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Bet that Harley is going to rush to release a new sissy for their Sportsters.

  6. 6 Josh Parker Feb 18th, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Great pic.

  7. 7 Foo-E Feb 18th, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Where do I get my girlfriend some of those fishnet like tights? Lol

  8. 8 mk Feb 18th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Harley only has (very) short sissy bars (better called butt pads) because of liability concerns. I believe the sissy bars need to hold 150 lbs, back load, up at the pad. But beyond that, it can’t fatige (break) or else serious lawsuits crop up. So Harley takes the safe route and leaves it to the small guys to take the chance.

  9. 9 Terence Tory Feb 18th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I always thought they were called “cissy bars”,because some states require a hand hold on bikes over a certain CC.

    Neat looking things,these.They look like ones I’ve made.

  10. 10 .357 Magnum Feb 18th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Greeko, this time it’s actually the other way around: Harley has had one like this for Sportsters for a few years now. Burley’s copying the Moco on this one, just cleaning up the mount hardware a little. (Frankly, I’d rather have Harley’s detachable one myself… the hardware is quite unobtrusive when it’s mounted up.)

  11. 11 Brandon Feb 18th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    .357 Magnum. Harley never had a sissy bar as high. And anyway, Burly’s looks much better.

  12. 12 Pinhead Feb 18th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I do like the look of the mount on this, but as far as HD they have been making the same one (just as tall, pointed, with pullback at the top) for sportsters and dynas for a few years now (2010).

  13. 13 domino Feb 18th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    … Kool Ol Skool looking for sure …
    … When we start riding hard, girlfriend knows to get off the bar and hold on tight …

    Domino Dave

  14. 14 George Pulitzer Feb 18th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Burly has just a few parts, but some really cool ones in their site.

  15. 15 Mike Feb 18th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I’ll buy one only if it comes with a girl and one of those moon-man helmets they’re wearing.

  16. 16 Burly Brand Feb 19th, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Thanks guys. Glad you like it!

  17. 17 Ricardo Feb 19th, 2014 at 3:29 am

    It semms that this moult into a trendy accessories. I like it

  18. 18 Sportster Mike Feb 19th, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Never mind the sissybar.. is that Burberry Tweed on the tank? just being English and topical …

    Also how about a rack above the light to stop the Sleeping bag from flopping over? (I use a long coachbolt and some nuts through my old rusty rack to stop the tent from falling off)

  19. 19 Gerald Feb 19th, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Will sell like cup cakes to Sportster guys pressured by their ladies to install one.A biker accessory adding some class in the back.

  20. 20 Burly Brand Feb 19th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Gotta like anyone named Sportster Mike…. Yeh, that’s plaid on the tank and fender, we couldn’t take one more flamed/tribal/flake paint job, so we went our own way.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/95912667036459610/

  21. 21 Get Lowered Cycles Feb 19th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Looks like a really cool piece. Can’t wait until we have some in-stock to test out ourselves.

  22. 22 Buster Feb 19th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Burly brings it again! Good stuff.

  23. 23 odlamn Feb 19th, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Good looking & useful…who can ask for more? Is the boy wearing sneakers? Get yer boots on, man. Just sayin’
    O.

  24. 24 Jusmecuz Feb 19th, 2014 at 11:56 am

    The MoCo makes those detachable ones cuz they look like hell and one can remove it when not in use…also they rattle and vibrate. I’ve heard several do that, esp when gearing down.

    I like the simplicity and the design of this one from Burly, especially the way those rear gussets/supports are positioned. That’s cool as hell. I ride a dyna, bet I could fab it to fit tho.

  25. 25 Blackmax Feb 19th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Looks good & functional
    But is one coming for the Bolt too ???

  26. 26 takehikes Feb 20th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Lets just say from way back in the day every bike had a seat for 2 and a sissy bar….had to always have room for a companion……we used our bikes to bar hop to find companionship!

  27. 27 Randy Feb 24th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Cycle visions has been making them for 6 years with many more styles available thru our website or Drag Specialities in US, Canada or Europe. What a great idea. Contact your local dealer!

  28. 28 Andy Feb 24th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Randy. Yep, but yours don’t look good, including the mounts. Sorry, i will buy the Burly set.

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