Hammerhead Designs was launched with the intent to provide new and better parts and innovative accessories for motocross bikes. One of our goals has been to design entirely new and unique products with improved ergonomics and the shift lever was the first part that we felt could be dramatically improved by providing a feature that would allow for the shifter to be repositioned to perfectly suit the riders size, shape, and preference.
The early prototyping stages began with the concept of a fully adjustable shift lever arm that could be set up for any rider. After lengthy review and several prototype versions of a fully adjustable shift lever, we determined that it was not necessary that the shift lever be adjustable for length because once the rider selects the desired horizontal offset, that distance would remain fixed. In other words, the shifter doesn't need to be adjustable to fit any rider, it just needs to be the right size to fit one rider.