And that is one of my favorite parts of motorcycling.... The individuality. It would suck if we all had the same bike with the same colors, etc. We can make our rides as individual as ourselves.Perosnally, I think they look awesome, even the ridiculously long apes.
Ah...cause it's badass. I see now. Like when I was 16 and I jacked up the rear end of my 69 Chevelle. Yes, I was badass but unaware that I was prematurely wearing my front end by throwing all the weight forward and creating ill handling effects. Badass..... yeah!practical reason no...badass reason yes....if you have to ask...forget it...
I can't really say that they are not for me since I have never tried them. They just look strange and out of sync with the machine. Have you noticed an improvement or decrease in the quality of handling?I just installed these on my V2K classic. Extremely comfortable. I am awaiting my backrest, but with the heel rest, back rest, and apes I'll be comfy.
They look huge in the picture, but are not nearly as big in person. I used to not like the apes, but I rode a bike with these bars (it was blvd) it was so much more comfortable to have my arms up, shoulders like, back loves it. Of course Im a tad bit bigger than most. The grips sit right around my shoulder hieght as were the guy who had the blvd was only 5' 8" or so maybe taller, maybe shorter, but for him they were above his shoulders a bit.
Its all an individual thing though, as said above its the cool part everyone does their own thing. I've ridden through bugs, rain, and just about everything else, but I still have no desire to put a windshield on my toy.
So no your not missing anything, apes just aren't for you. Im not a ford guy, lotta people are, there just not for me.