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So, right now I ride a cruiser, and like it, but I also like the look of standards/sport bikes. The just look...painful to sit on.

Are there any bikes that have a mostly upright and not scrunched(both upper and lower body) riding position?
 

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Many. Do you have a multi-brand dealer nearby? Time to go do some sitting.
 

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The B-King is very comfortable, but it is kind of a stretch to get my leg over it. I'm 5'11" and can barely flat foot at a stop light.
 

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None of the Standards are going to have a low seat height but they are very comfortable. Sport Tourers are great but again the seat height is going to be 31 inches plus.
 

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I've really been investigating the Buells for the same reason. I love the way they look, but I am afraid I wont be comfortable on longer stints. I ride MOSTY in town + weekend joyrides. I am planning a few trips but nothing epic. Couple days max.

They are also a stretch for my budget.
 

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I've really been investigating the Buells for the same reason. I love the way they look, but I am afraid I wont be comfortable on longer stints. I ride MOSTY in town + weekend joyrides. I am planning a few trips but nothing epic. Couple days max.

They are also a stretch for my budget.
yeah. One buell has a lower seat height.. like 28.5 inches. You know, something reasonable.

WTF is with non-cruisers and their absurd seat heights.
 

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yeah. One buell has a lower seat height.. like 28.5 inches. You know, something reasonable.

WTF is with non-cruisers and their absurd seat heights.
Non-cruisers have to worry more about ground clearance and putting the rider in more of a position to better control the bike. If you want a standard, you could have it lowered some. My sister-in-law is short and lowered her bike. She lost a little lean angle but it still has more than a cruiser. One more thing to remember is that the thickness of a bike will effect how you can put your feet down. My SuperHawk seat and Gixxer seat hights are nearly the same, but the seat on the Hawk seems a lot lower because of it being a narrower bike. Maybe you should take a look at something like a Ducati Monster or a Buell.
 

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Non-cruisers have to worry more about ground clearance and putting the rider in more of a position to better control the bike. If you want a standard, you could have it lowered some. My sister-in-law is short and lowered her bike. She lost a little lean angle but it still has more than a cruiser. One more thing to remember is that the thickness of a bike will effect how you can put your feet down. My SuperHawk seat and Gixxer seat hights are nearly the same, but the seat on the Hawk seems a lot lower because of it being a narrower bike. Maybe you should take a look at something like a Ducati Monster or a Buell.
I might look at a Buell. But.. a narrow seat sounds uncomfortable. My marauder has a relatively narrow seat compared to a lot of cruisers, and that makes it far less comfy. I have a big fat ass, and I like me some big fat seats.
 

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I might look at a Buell. But.. a narrow seat sounds uncomfortable. My marauder has a relatively narrow seat compared to a lot of cruisers, and that makes it far less comfy. I have a big fat ass, and I like me some big fat seats.
Yes, the seat on the Hawk is a little more narrow. A Corbin seat does wonders though. I do sympathize though. My ass isn't exactly, uh..."narrow" either.
 

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I might look at a Buell. But.. a narrow seat sounds uncomfortable. My marauder has a relatively narrow seat compared to a lot of cruisers, and that makes it far less comfy. I have a big fat ass, and I like me some big fat seats.
I've read many reports that say the Buell Ulysses has one of the most comfortable stock seats you can get.
 

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I have a 2005 DL650 V-Strom for sale in the bike section with A LOT of goodies on it. $5100 with $1800 worth of stuff including a Sargent Cycle Seat. Stadard riding position with a set of highway pegs that let you ride it like a cruiser too.
 

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I have a 2005 DL650 V-Strom for sale in the bike section with A LOT of goodies on it. $5100 with $1800 worth of stuff including a Sargent Cycle Seat. Stadard riding position with a set of highway pegs that let you ride it like a cruiser too.
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I have a 2005 DL650 V-Strom for sale in the bike section with A LOT of goodies on it. $5100 with $1800 worth of stuff including a Sargent Cycle Seat. Stadard riding position with a set of highway pegs that let you ride it like a cruiser too.
I'd love to have it, but no cash right now. Concidered trading my M for a V a few times....

but my wife may upgrade to teh M and then I'll have more leverage to justify buying a V.
 
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