not any sillier than putting an exhaust on a new bike just to make it sound like you want, or putting a windscreen and lower fairings on a brand new bike just to make it look like you want.seems silly to be throwing a bunch of money into a brand new bike just to make it fit like you want
maybe because he wants this bike. maybe this bike has all of the other attributes he wants with the sole exception of the riding position and he's willing to spend a little extra to correct that and make the bike perfect for him.....why not get something more suited to you from the get go?
Seriously, you are looking at the wrong bike. This is a streetfighter, not a sportbike. THe frame, seat, peg, bar, wheelbase relationship was carefully engineered to be set up the way it is. Adjustable bar risers and taller/shorter bars should be all the bike can handle in geometry change.I was wondering if clip ons will work with the FZ09. It does look like it'll clear it, but i could be wrong since I haven't seen one in person.
In my view this bike is a foundation for something that could ultimately be much better than the Street Triple R, but it remains to be seen if the problems it has can be solved. Handlebars and pipes are easy, but the two-piece bolt-up steering head might present some handling issues that just cannot be solved with suspension and tire changes. But we can hope.some ppl have different views on what is needed for them. to each his own. I personally want lower bars but how low will be determined after riding it for awhile.