Just interested to know if members have views on this. Got chattin to an old acquaintance of mine the other day who happens ot be a physiotherapist and a biker (rides a 78 Honda) and he was admiring my wee sporty. "See ye got mid controls, very wise, he says, those stretched out bikes that you see with forward controls are terrible for causing back problems" He went on to tell me about working on several patients (bikers) who experience long term back issues which he feels are definitely connected with the feet forward arms outstretched stance. "Ergonomically (had to look that one up afterwards!) unsound" he says. The kinda roads we have round here I don't mind saying the mids are good for me but most Harley riders I see have forwards. Now I'm only a novice in terms of bikes but many on this forum are riding for decades. What's your experience?