Two Finger (Shorty) Clutch and Brake Levers

What is a shorty or two finger lever?

Shorty levers are aftermarket replacement clutch and brake levers that are shorter in length than the original manufactured levers. They allow the rider to cover the front brake and clutch lever with only two fingers while curling the other fingers around the handle bar, without pinching any fingers when pulling the clutch.

Standard, original or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) levers are the levers that the bike comes out with when it is bought brand new. These levers are full length levers which run from the connection point right through to almost the end of the handlebar.

If you haven't used shortly levers, you might not know what you are missing. But if you had two-finger levers on an adventure bike before, you will never want to ride with standard long levers again.  


Body Positioning

How should your arms and your hands be positioned when riding off-road and why is this important?

To ride confidently off-road, you need to have an aggressive attitude and be in an attacking position. This means that your elbows must be bent and pushed forward. This position allows you to decouple yourself from the motorcycle in rocky or uneven terrain. Open elbow riding allows your body to move freely on the bike (forward, backwards and towards the sides depending on what the terrain requires) without restrictions.

Usually, when you are uncertain, getting tired and fatigue starts kicking in or you are not riding with conviction, you tend to drop your elbows resulting in a riding position that makes you look like a chicken in a pot. Get the picture? Usually this position will unify you with the bike’s movements making it almost impossible to detach yourself from the bike. When riding off-road it is critical not to become part of the bike’s movements, but to decouple yourself completely from it.



Benefits of fitting Shorty Levers

When holding the handlebars with all 5 fingers wrapped around the grips, clutching until your knuckles are snow-white - will naturally put you in a position where your elbows will be forced against your ribs - yet again not allowing your body to decouple yourself from the movements of the motorcycle. How white should those knuckles then be? Imagine the handgrips of the motorcycle are two toothpaste tubes with both caps slightly opened. The firmness of your hands on the handlebars must be in such a way that the toothpaste don’t come out. To maintain optimum control over the handlebars and ensuring efficient reaction time you want two (or one) fingers positioned on top of the clutch and two (or one) fingers resting on top of the brake lever. The two fingers resting (not pulling whilst riding) on the levers decreases the reaction time when applying the front brake and pulling the clutch in an emergency situation. This results in a reduced stopping distance, potentially saving your life.

They also greatly reduce the reflex response to grab a “handful of brakes” which could result in the front wheel locking up and wash out.

Two fingers at the front brake lever also serves as reference point for your hand, making control over the throttle more stable. Two finger levers improve clutch and throttle control resulting in less fumbling in technical sections and in stop-and-go traffic. Shorty levers add confidence and improves the rider's overall handling ability and ergnomics of the bike, even more so when the rider is in the standing position.



Why fit OUR levers?

  • The improved ergonomic, simplistic design of our levers makes it easier to have positive control over the handlebars.
  • They improve performance when in the standing position with your elbows open and forward.
  • The chances of our levers breaking in case of a fall, is far less compared to the OEM "oars".
  • Our levers are not only shorter but also designed in such a way that your fingers lock in positively onto the lever - these are two finger levers in the true sense of the word.
  • The levers clear your other fingers wrapped around the handlebars completely. The days of pinching your clutch hand fingers are over.
  • Our levers use the same inner components as the original levers – the original components are transferred to the Wild@Heart two finger levers and have exactly the same adjustability as the OEM levers. The motorcycle’s switches and controls are therefore not aware that other levers are installed, and the levers do not interfere with the cruise control and clutch switch, unlike many other adjustable after-market levers.



BMW R1200/1250GS LC Two Finger Levers Silver

Two Finger Levers - BMW R1200/1250 GS & GSA Silver

W007/4200
  • Fit all liquid cooled models (R1200GS/A & R1250GS/A) from 2013 onwards.
  • Also available in black.
R 2,350 VAT inclusive per set

BMW R1200/1250GS LC Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - BMW R1200/1250 GS & GSA Black

W007/4201
  • Fit all liquid cooled models (R1200GS/A & R1250GS/A) from 2013 onwards.
  • Also available in silver.
R 2,350 VAT inclusive per set

BMW R1200GS Air-Cooled Two Finger Levers Silver

Two Finger Levers - BMW R1200GS/A 2004-2013 Air/Oil Cooled Silver

W001/4200
  • Fit all air/oil-cooled models, BMW R1200GS/A from 2004-2013.
  • Also available in black.
R 2,100 VAT inclusive per set

BMW R1200GS Air-Cooled Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - BMW R1200GS/A 2004-2013 Air/Oil Cooled Black

W001/4201
  • Fit all air/oil-cooled models, BMW R1200GS/A from 2004-2013.
  • Also available in silver.
R 2,100 VAT inclusive per set

BMW F800GS Two Finger Levers Silver

Two Finger Levers - BMW F800GS/A & F650GS Twin 2008+ Silver

W005/4200
  • Fit the F800GS and F650GS Twin models from 2008 onwards.
  • Available in silver and black.
R 2,100 VAT inclusive per set

BMW F800GS Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - BMW F800GS/A & F650GS Twin 2008+ Black

W005/4201
  • Fit the F800GS and F650GS Twin models from 2008 onwards .
  • Available in silver and black.
R 2,100 VAT inclusive per set

BMW 850GS Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - BMW 850GS Black

W006/4201
  • Fit the F850GS all the new models.
  • Available in black only.
R 2,350 VAT inclusive per set

BMW R nineT Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - BMW R nineT Black

W021/4201
  • Fits the BMW R nineT.
  • Available in black only.
R 2,950 VAT inclusive per set

Honda Africa Twin Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - Honda Africa Twin Black

W020/4201
  • Fits the Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L 2016+.
  • Only available in black.
R 2,550 VAT inclusive per set

KTM 790 Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - KTM 790 Adventure/R

Black

W011/4201
  • Fit the KTM 790 Adventure/R.
  • Only available in black.
R 2,950 VAT inclusive per set

KTM 990 Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - KTM 950/990 Adventure/R Black

W009/4201
  • Fit the KTM950/990 Adventure/R.
  • Only available in black.
R 2,950 VAT inclusive per set

KTM1190/1290 Two Finger Levers Black

Two Finger Levers - KTM1190/1290 Adventure/R Black

W010/4201
  • Fit all KTM1190/1290 Adventure/R Models.
  • Only available in black.
R 2,350 VAT inclusive per set