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Street fighters have a more straight up riding position than their sport bike counterparts. The problem with that is you already lack wind protection on a naked bike, coupled with an upright riding position you get TONS of buffeting around the helmet.

Wondering if anyone will be contemplating altering the ergos?

I'm interested in looking at clip ons/clubmans and maybe even rear sets...

You?
 

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I will be looking into making the ergo's work best for me. Just not sure at this point what sitting on the gsxs will be like for me, since we don't have much to go off of right now.
 

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I'm hoping that the GSXS1000 will have a pretty sporty riding position. Upright just isn't going to work for me. Too much wind resistance for a bike like this.
 

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here's a quick visual from cycle ergo, I used me on a gixxer vs me on a z1000 which I assume will be similar to the GSXS. Keep in mind this is crude.


 

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I'm 5 foot 8. I do like the hunched over sporty position, but then I've also spent quite a bit of time on racing bicycles. Keep in mind the more upright position is much friendlier to the wrists and the core...
 

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I'm 5 foot 8. I do like the hunched over sporty position, but then I've also spent quite a bit of time on racing bicycles. Keep in mind the more upright position is much friendlier to the wrists and the core...
There is something about the sporty position that intrigues me though. feels like you are holding on for dear life, instead of sitting atop something. I like it. Plus a good core work out is nice.
 

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There is something about the sporty position that intrigues me though. feels like you are holding on for dear life, instead of sitting atop something. I like it. Plus a good core work out is nice.
absolutely, but do remember that if you're not engaging your core it can be downright brutal on your hips and lower back.

When I feel good (most of the time) the position is unbeatable IMO, on the odd days I feel tight and wonky, its downright murder...

good with the bad you know...
 

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are you going to make adjustments to your ergonomics to make it sporty? If not riding everyday it will likely be even worse on you, the inconsistent nature of your riding will never allow your body to develop consistent feel and strength to keep you comfy.

Riding sport bike ergos also takes commitment to exercise as well...
 

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I have a back injury compliments of my time in the military, i can only sit and be comfortable on a two classes of bikes, cruisers and nakeds. Im a little young for a cruiser and so ill buy a naked.

I plan on keeping the bike stock except for the standard performance mods (exhaust, air filter, retune).

I personally see no reason to modify the ergonomics of a bike. (Just my opinion though, each to their own)
 
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