Motorcycle geometry and egonomic information is everywhere but I've yet to find anything on handlebar offset. I'd like to know how handlebar offset affects handling. The offset I speak of is the distance between the center of the steering axis and, I guess, the center of your hands on the grips. I know that if the bars are more forward your hands will make an arc like a rainbow around the steering axis and if the bars are back farther, behind the steering axis line, your hands make a arc like a U. But which is better??? And why??? I had my own theories about what set up was better and why but just recently I temporaryily welded on some bars to some clip on clamps I made and was suprised how good the offset felt.
What's everyone's take on this???
Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. Ignore my bar tilt back and tilt down art failure at the very bottom, that's my next question.