From... http://www.bikepoint.com.au/portal/...D__5760/ArticleID__120264/DesktopDefault.aspx This quote... "Regular readers will probably be sick of hearing this, but here goes... BMW builds the most rider-friendly motorcycles on the planet. When it comes to ergonomics, competitors should grab this bike, measure the various relationships (seat to pegs, seat width, screen height to helmet position, knee-bend, forward cant, arm height, reach to bars... That will do for now), and replicate them. They are just about as good as it's going to get and certainly put a lie to the theory that you need your clacker to have an unfettered view of the road above to provide sports competence. That's a total crock and we, as consumers, deserve better. Last time I looked, I used my eyes to see the road ahead. Chances are, so will you. On that front there seems to be a slow awakening among BMW's peers that this is the case and sports offerings are becoming more comfortable as a result, but it has been a long time coming. BMW is to be congratulated on this one. The 1200 S is sporting, no doubt, but you could ride it to the moon and get off it without heading to the nearest apothecary and ordering a gross of hospital grade Deep Heat. Big marks." Any thoughts??