Renthal - The History

Posted on May 10, 2023

Renthal was formed in 1969 by motorcycle and engineering enthusiasts Andrew Renshaw and Henry Rosenthal, initially making handlebars for trials bikes. The "Ren" from Renshaw and the "thal" from Rosenthal make up the world famous Renthal brand name, synonymous with the revolution of aluminium handlebars.

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In 1975 the company entered the motocross market, with a full time production facility in Manchester, UK. The very same place where the company resides today. Renthal grew steadily through the 70's and 80's before bursting into the US market in the early 90's.

In October 2000, the Renthal factory was destroyed by a massive fire. What replaced the original factory was a completely new, state of the art manufacturing and design facility. Renthal's 49,000 sq. ft. factory houses a huge and diverse range of production, quality control and R&D machinery and equipment.

In 2004 Renthal added to its list of records, becoming the first aluminium handlebar to be fitted as original equipment on a Japanese off-road motorcycle. This is possibly one of the highest accolades of quality a company in this industry could receive. Now Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki choose Renthal handlebars for their performance motocross models.

In 2010, Renthal expanded into the cycle product industry. By applying the same passion for engineering excellence as with motorsport products, Renthal has seen a rapid rise to the top and is already one of the world's leading premium mountain bike brands.

Renthal has a history full of innovation in engineering, legendary reliable components and incredible success in sport. That history is guaranteed to repeat, consistently.

2019 marked Renthal's 50th year of producing handlebars.

About Us

Renthal is a global leader in the manufacturing, design, and sales of motorcycle, ATV and cycle parts and accessories. The current parts portfolio covers a wide range of products for motocross, quad bikes, road bikes, and trials bikes. These market-leading products include handlebars, grips, bar mounts, levers, hand guards, chainwheels, chain, and brake pads. Our cycle product portfolio includes handlebars, stems, grips and chainrings. Renthal is a global brand, but the manufacturing heart is in Manchester, UK.

Renthal is the leading handlebar manufacturer for motorcycle and ATV aftermarket sales. Additionally, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki currently choose to fit Renthal handlebars as original equipment.

It’s natural that a world leading manufacturer also leads the world at the very top level of sport. Renthal has attained 243 World Championships and 248 US titles in motorcycling and already 11 World Championships in cycling. See the full list of Renthal Champions here

Attention to every small detail is what it takes to be the best. Everyone dreams of success, but achieving it takes relentless commitment and effort. It’s this obsession for detail, quality and engineering that makes Renthal products the finest on the market today.

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