Again, first and foremost... I am a sport bike rider. My first bike was a 1981 Yamaha Maxim 550... considered a UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) or a Standard. Every bike I have had since then, has been a sport bike. By no means, do I dislike Harleys, or cruisers for that matter. But, my question is for this genre. What the world is up with "Ape Hangers"??? Why on earth would someone put those on their bike? Is it all for looks? Can someone explain it to me? I mean, come on... how can this be safe? After a long trip, the blood has to drain from your arms... and it has to make the bike hard to handle. Well, they don't turn all that well to start with, so I guess that is a moot point. Thanks gang... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!