Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
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"You really should know what you're talking about before you say anything. A Ninja 250 does NOT have the full on race bike ergonomics. There is a HUGE difference between the ergonomics of a Ninja 250 And a bike like a GSXR600"
Well, I think he's commenting from the point of view of someone that does not own a sport bike, who rides a Harley, and to whom most sportbikes look somewhat alike as far as set-up and rider position goes. Given that, I'd say his post was reasonable and objective, and it did not condem or belittle any type of bike. In short, he did not "talk trash" about a Ninja or a sportbike, nor did he boast about Harleys. He merely pointed out the differences as he understands them in a polite manner. I see no fault in that.
Besides, if we take a slap at everyone here that posts an opinion without knowing what they're talking about, then about 95% of those that post about Harley's and how they leak oil and vibrate and parts fall off and so on and so on (ad nauseum) would have some red faces, wouldn't they? <chuckle>
"I also think you need to recognize that not everyone thinks the stretched out lazy boy ergonomics are the be-all end-all of comfort."
I think he does recognize that, and I don't see where he said it was the " be-all end-all " of comfort. I do believe he posted his oppinion that Harley caters to that, and markets to those that seek that. He also said that other brands cater to, and market, to other things, such as speed and handling, and racing performance. I didn't see any fawning hero worship in his post, but I did take it as respect.
Relax, friend. His post wasn't an "attack" or a denigration of any sort. It was just a discussion from his point of view.
"Personally, I can't stand it, and my knees killed me after about 45 minutes on my Marauder 800 (despite having floorboards)."
I agree. Anything with floor boards makes me cringe. I like the up-right but laid-back "recliner" position for the most part, as it's most comfortable for me, but the position of most all stock controls and floorboards causes me a great deal of pain due to a few 7.62 milimeter wide kisses I have had. (I've modified my bikes so that I can ride them as much as I can stand.)