There is definitely more stress on the handlebar when it's a trike. I proved it yesterday when I had to do a slow speed left turn in town yesterday. The left side broke free and pulled into my side. Luck was with me as the right side was still rather tight and while going under 35 mph, made the 15 mile trip home. Anyone else ran into this problem? I TIG welded the crack and break together, then primed the center section for painting today. I do believe the combination of addition force needed to turn at low speed and those vibration dampeners allowing the bar to move (does't add any strength between the two risers) allowed leverage to be applied in the center and break. Of course having the hole for the wires and from what I could see, the edges of the holes were not cleaned up, and the handlebar is much thinner than I expected, I understand why it broke. I'll be looking for a replacement handlebar after my ride in April.