Throwing a leg over a sportbike is nothing like straddling a cruiser. Initially, I found my wrists hurt, my shoulders ached, and my neck got stiff after just 30 minutes in the saddle. Some of this was due to a couple of knackered discs in the base of my neck, but I also learned to hug the tank with my knees, tighten my core muscles more, and keep a lighter grip on the bars. A friend also advised I bend at the elbows some and keep a little pressure on the footpegs, which takes weight off the upper body as well. These have significantly reduced pain and pressure at the wrists, shoulders, and neck.