I would like to ask a question and I am not trying to be flippant or denegrate anyone so please don't go all Rambo on me. I do not understand ape hangers. I live in an area where there must be 8 billion Harleys. Never seen so many bikes nor so many groups riding together. It's great. However we just moved here and I haven't gotten to know anyone yet. So I am asking you guys. What is the deal with apes. They really look uncomfortable. My bike is basically a stock Heritage but it is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. I can't imagine my arms reaching for the sky cruising down the highway. Is this really comfortable, is it a "fashion statement" or a trend or what? I rode a lot about 25 years ago and apes were just coming in to style then in my area. We had apes so high you had to stand up to ride the bike. It was weird. I tried some of the less "radical" ones and to me it made the bike a bit harder to control, what with my arms up in the air. So, what I would like to know, is there an advantage or is this just a "look cool" thing and I am really curious about the "control" factor. It seems it would make the bike harder to steer. Please don't assume I am trying to offend. I am really curious. I am new to the HD scene, I love my bike. Best thing I ever did was to buy it. But I see a lot of tall bars out here and I am just wondering why or what it does to the riding experience.