Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
It's a conditioning thing, IMO. The cruiser style bikes I've ridden on were uncomfortable as hell as they put 100% of your weight right on your butt. With sportbikes it is a combination of you butt, legs, and some arms too (though not much as a light touch on the bars is all that is required). I'd take a long ride on a sportbike anyday over a ass-numbing cruiser. I used to spend about 4 hours a day on mine commuting with no problems, save for a few days at the beginning of riding season as my body got used to it again.
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