Yeah, it does appear to be awful wide down at the bottom. I don't much like that.
I think that the handle bars stay like that because that is a more natural position for your arms or something like that. I still think that is the coolest looking front brake out there, but it HAS to weigh even more than the Galfers!!!!!!
That all being said, I'd love to have something like this so that I could experiment with removing body panels at the bottom to try to make it handle like a sport bike.