Update to my reply back in 2009... I scored some aluminum alloy bars for mid-90s Ducati M900 ( owned one for 6 years myself) for a good price. Put them on the ST immediately before a 1400 mile round trip test ride to the Old's Cool Spring fling up in TN. Perfect set up for me! I already knew I liked that bend from experience with my Monster. But the surprise payoff was that the new body position also makes the stock seat almost comfortable for 12-13 hour days.