Once we hit the highway and began to get a feel for the motorcycles, it became apparent that what you most enjoy riding corresponds to how you are built. A great example is the Star Stratoliner. Taller riders sang its praises loudly after extended superslab sessions, while shorter riders groaned about the torturous relationship between the seat, the floorboards and the ultrawide handlebar that created pain in short order. Predictably, its comfort got top marks from the former group and the lowest scores from the ankle biters-I mean, magazine staff. However, all gave its seat solid to sterling scores. Taller riders said the Softail, somewhat diminutive by the standards of this company, was the least comfortable, citing its relatively short and narrow seat and compact riding position created by an inflexible saddle shape and a leg-limiting floorboard position. Everyone also thought the FLSTC's handlebar was a bit high and slightly awkward. Only one rider was pleased with the H-D's riding posture. The Suzuki's riding position was ranked as just fair by most riders, although its big, wide saddle was lauded by almost everyone and ranked just shy of the Stratoliner's. The Star and Boulevard floorboards were also the roomiest here. The Victory drew universally positive scores for position and, with one exception, solid reports for seat comfort, although its saddle is not nearly as full as those of the three Japanese baggers. In what would become a pattern, the VTXT riding position and saddle scored unanimously as better than average, though not exceptional to anyone. No one complained about them, but no one raved, either. The bottom line is that before you buy, you need to at least sit on these bikes and try to get a ride if you can. Only your body will know what fits it.