Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Carrollton, Texas, USA
The shorter distance to the bars the 1199 has does not mean there is less room. It allows the option for the rider to be more upright which increases the distance between the torso and legs, hence it is more roomy for the rider with a shorter distance to the bars.
A longer distance to the bars would have been less roomy, forcing you to be lower to reach the bars and not allowing you to sit up as high if you want.
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