Originally Posted by grelcar
I put a lot of miles on my Road King. I like the fact that I can sit in numerous positions during a long trip. I often slide my feet back to where they overhang the floorboards and ride in a forward leaning "sport touring" position. I can also ride in the "sofa" position sitting upright with my feet on the floorboards or in the "recliner" position leaned back against the riders backrest and put my feet on the forward pegs mounted to the crash bars. I really like not being locked in to a single seating position. I routinely ride 400-500 mile days with no back discomfort.
Totally, like I said everyone is different. Having the ability to change positions on a bike helps. With my back the default position on my cruiser causes some pain so a standard style bike works best for me for longer days in the saddle.