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Wunderlich adjustable brake and clutch levers vs. BMW original

Posted by Eric Lange on July 5, 2012
Eric Lange
Since riding his KTM 950 Adventure down to South America in 2008 and launching RIDE Adventures in 2010, Eric now resides in Oregon for most of each year. Riding is still a regular part of his work though, in that guiding tours is a passion he'll always have, and researching new routes and regions allows RIDE Adventures to continue growing and providing reliable travel services to adventure minded riders and travelers from around the world.

Wunderlich Vario LeversSometimes it's "the little things" that make us love our motorcycles.  Whether it's memories of an incredible adventure ride or how we've "fit" the motorcycle to our own ergonomic perfection, it sure feels great to be truly "connected" to the bike we ride.

From a motorcycle safety standpoint as well, how we connect to the controls of our motorcycle is of the utmost importance.  Quick reaction time situations, long riding days that require endurance, and overall sensitivity to the pressure we apply to things like the clutch and brake levers can all play a role in our enjoyment and longevity as riders.

Among the many great products Wunderlich is making, their fully adjustable Vario Brake and Clutch Levers will bring your bike's fitting closer to absolute perfection.  Simple to install with a few basic tools and very clear instructions included, the Vario Levers are far better than any original levers thanks to:

a) Adjustable Length - by a simple hex bolt allows you to fit the lever exactly to your hand size and 2, 3, or 4 finger pulling method.  If you like a little overlap from the outside fingers or none at all, it takes a matter of seconds to adjust with an allen key accordingly.

b) Adjustable Reach - by a simple cam allows for multiple positions while you ride.  Maybe you prefer a shorter reach for standing positions and a longer one while sitting, the point is, these new positions are available in addition to the original lever adjustment your bike probably comes with (as does the BMW R1200GS Adventure shown in the picture.)

Aside from offering you new fitment possibilities for safety, comfort, and riding performance, they look absolutely great!  Farkling is fun, but getting a performance benefit out of something as simple as hand levers makes these downright fantastic.  Be sure to check out Wunderlich's Vario Levers on their website, and feel free to bring them along for use on your next motorcycle tour or rental with us!  (Installing them is that quick and easy.)

(Above, a preinstall pose with the slick-looking Vario Levers still packaged  -  Below, the clutch lever installed shows the simple slide-adjustment for length in the foreground and toward the top right, the 3-position cam switch that allows riders to quickly adjust how far the reach is to each lever.)

Wunderlich Clutch Lever

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