Makes my sportster look like more of a scrambler Enduro. I like the bar going across because I can attach things to it or put a foam pad like an old-school dirt bike. These are a little wider than most other bars so it took some getting used to. Also, there is no ribbing on these where it attaches to the frame so I was a little leary when securing it but they haven't moved. They look great and the price was right.