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Old 08-31-2012, 12:55 AM   #45
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that's one big reason adv bikes are so popular these days, upright comfortable seating and bar the old standards use to be.

Originally Posted by Nightstrom View Post
As long as the ergos (like footpegs) are decent and its large enough, I'd definitely be into buying it. I sat on the Triumph Bonneville SE and it felt like a moped. Pretty small for me. Bikes have gotten too far off pace for the regular guy, IMO. The sportbikes of the 80's, that I grew up with were still a blast, and much more comfortable. Everything just kept getting more extreme. Even the nakeds. We ended up at the age of uncomfortable motorcycles. It left you with slim choices, aside from cruisers and not everyone want one of those. I think people are looking for fun, comfortable motorcycles again. You are seeing it in Adventure touring, and maybe your classic motorcycles again, with modern goodies. I have a 2011 V strom 650. I changed the ergos (lower Corbin Modular seat, lowered footpeg brackets, 1" risers, etc, and it now has a very comfortable, and classic riding ergos. I hope motorcycles head this way again.
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