I see this comment a lot . . . on a variety of bike forums. Not just in here, but on the "other" Beemer forums, the Ninja forums, Yamaha R1 and FJR forums, and so on... And to be quite frank, (it's a stretch I know
) I see this comment WAY
too often, IMHO.
Reminds me of the old story/joke about the guy who goes into to see the doctor and says, "Doc...when I hold my arm like this, it hurts.
" The Doctor looks at him straight in the eye and says, "Well don't hold your arm like that anymore.
So... 'you get my point, right?
Of course I'm not suggesting to STOP riding that particular bike. And PAHLEEEZE!!! Must we ruin every
sportbike and sport-tourer out there with bar risers?!?!?
What I would
suggest the next time you ride a bike and the "handlebars are hurting your wrists" ... how about taking some weight OFF
of your wrists?!! Bend your elbows a little. Hey! ... Look at that! They bend! They actually BEND!!! And when you want to get real wacky...maybe try bending your waist just a tad. Yea...you know...that big "built-in hinge" that God put just below your belly button. C'mon. You can do it!
I go to the bike shows and I watch guys and gals "try on" sportbikes and sport-tourers, and 9 out of 10 of them LOCK their elbows immediately. I yeye yeye! Kinda like watching a downhill-skier lock his knees. Probably not the best way to get down the hill.
Then again . . . what do I know?