NEVER EVER tie to handle bars!
Two year's ago after not riding for around 10 year's I bought a new bike from a dealer.
We loaded in trailer,( bought it in Pa. in Feb.) dealer personell tied it down when I was putting paperwork in truck cab.
When I looked in trailer, guess what, yep handle bar's, and their my new dealer, I flipped, they unloaded it, I test drove another one just like it.
Returned, asked one question, wrong answer, and got my check back.
Common sense sometime's elude's everyone I've learned.