sissy bar


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sissy bar

n. Informal
A narrow bar shaped like an inverted U that is attached behind the seat of a motorcycle or bicycle and supports the operator or a passenger.
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Thus, out of all the technical and aesthetic features of the Harley 2018 Heritage Classic we rented, the one I was excited about was the "sissy bar," essentially a backrest for the caboose (me).
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There's also a sissy bar in place, and just in case you tip this beast of a motorcycle over, there's an engine guard in place.
The Dyna Wide Glide returns as an all-new Dyna model with old-school chopper style, featuring black laced wheels, a chopped rear fender, black 'wire' sissy bar, 2-1-2 Tommy Gun exhaust and a limited edition flame paint scheme.
It includes a "sissy bar" for the next of kin to travel pillion and pulls a glass, black and chrome coffin carrier which boasts a polished stainless steel coffin deck with black rollers inside, designed by the Halifax minister.