When I came to Motorcyclist the first time in late 1999, it seemed we could do a better job of describing what made one bike comfortable and another not. Beyond, of course, the subjective assessments so strongly influenced by personal preference and body shape. Certainly there was a way to measure the elements that make up the riding position so we could compare bikes objectively as well as subjectively. Occasionally, manufacturers would include an illustration that defined the seat, handgrip, and footpeg locations on a profile view of the bike. Great! But few of the OEs provided actual measurements, making brand-to-brand comparisons impossible.