Seeing as how this is my first bike and the only one I've riden, besides a dirt bike many years ago, I never gave much thought to the riding position.But after spending the day on my brother's H.D. sportster, I got back on the Vulcan and it felt totally uncomfortable. Like when you drive someone else's car and they have the seat all the way forward and straight up. It took almost the enitre 30 min. trip home to lose the awkward feeling. My nephew recently bought an 86 Yamaha Radian and the guy threw in another set of bars. With a little modification the new bars are on and I am loving the new riding position. I put some pics of the new bars in my photo gallery, let me know what ya think.