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Old 05-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #11
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But I would say that cruisers are no harder to handle than a sportbike where too much weight is placed on the arms and wrists, which can hinder steering, especially while braking. A properly set up cruiser is no more uncomfortable than any other bike, and can certainly be more comfortable than most if set up properly.
I will concur in much of that. But not all "sportbikes" place much weight on the wrists, and (depending on fit, once again) a cruiser can put a lot of strain on one's lower back, in particular. The little Ninja, IMO, does not have a very aggressive seating position.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:01 AM   #12
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What you say is true, but for what most people use their bikes for the cruiser works the best. That is why it is the most popular type of bike by far. Most people don't do Iron Butt rides, or race around every corner, but just use the bike for a commute to work or quick trip around town. They also have low seat heights and are easy to handle at slow speeds. Standards are the best for everything, but those are getting like hen's teeth these days.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:51 AM   #13
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