Just about everything from this new model excited me when I first saw Harley-Davidson’s press release. It took the docile Street 750 model and added a boost of adrenaline to it. After riding the Street, I wanted a taller seat height and they gave me that-- going from 25.7 inches all the way up to 29.4 inches. I wanted more ground clearance and got that, too-- jumping from 5.7 inches to 8.1 inches. But when it comes to the foot controls, they left the same three-quarter mids that sit somewhere in the shin-jamming zone between sporty mids and comfortable, cruisy forwards. I had the same reaction the first time I sat on this bike as I did my first time on the Street 750: “Oh no, these foot controls are awful,” but I was so much more upset about it on the new model. I had been so excited for this to be the Revolution X that I could actually ride, but the combination of heightened seat, low bars, and high-weird-mid-forward foot controls left me sitting in the “toad position,” with cramped up legs and stretched out arms. The bike rode well and I wanted to like riding it, but my hip flexors just wouldn’t let me. I’m sure custom foot controls, maybe rearsets would fix the problem or at least help alleviate it, but with stock equipment it’s just tough to relax and enjoy the ride.