I don't think there is anything wrong with stock bars if they are comfortable and fit the style you're going for. I think the stock Road Glide bars look great, I just couldn't get used to them. Paint and or powder coat can make stock stuff look pretty cool.
Good point. On a batwing fairing raked It seems like the stock bars would work but would give very limited adjustment. I have noticed most the custom bars come out and bend quite a bit down low to clear the fairing. Is this the case?
I just dont like the high pointed ends of most custom bars. That pic of the orange bike where Native Customs is promoting their fender looks real good and clean. I wouldnt go beach like them but something stock or rounded at the bend. Also I think it takes away from the lines of the bike with the bars sticking up past the fairing. jmo
I did a lot of bar looking before I bought mine, I think most bars are way over priced just because of who makes them, I bought a pair of santees from my Harley dealer for $100 and they are 14inch apes and came with pull cables to get the internal wiring done, they have smaller bars but for the money and look I couldn't pass it up they are very comfortable and they are and inch and a quarter thick and very well made. Good luck
Those look like 16 inch cause mine are 14 and don't go nearly as high as those and I went with a plus 10 cause that's what the Harley dealer does on there's and it gave just enough length but what ever works, measure twice by once :1: